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From research breakthroughs to industry collaborations and alumni success, learn more about what our academics, students and partners are now achieving.

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16 March 2018

A step towards sustainability in aquaculture

Award-winning research is investigating how microalgae could transform problematic wastewater from fish farming in to a goldmine of high-value compounds for farmers.
14 March 2018

Climbing high on International Women’s Day

Whilst taking in breathtaking views of the city, these four high achieving young women were treated to a unique BridgeClimb experience with inspiring mentors in engineering and technology.
13 March 2018

School for startups: the course launching new student businesses

PhD student Anastasia Volkova has raised $1.5 million for her startup, which could transform the way farmers grow crops. It all began when she enrolled in a course that blends innovative research with business skills.
12 March 2018

Hydrogen-powered drones take flight in Sydney

In a world first, a team of researchers from Sydney have successfully powered an unmanned aircraft flight with a triple hybrid propulsion system featuring one of the cleanest energies on Earth – hydrogen.
12 March 2018

Tiny electronics could solve security issues

A University of Sydney engineer has developed a new nanotechnology-based component that could sit at the heart of anti-counterfeiting technologies for the fashion and defence industries and fraud-proof verification techniques for online machines.
12 March 2018

Zero Robotics competition goes national in Australia

School-aged space enthusiasts from every corner of Australia will now get the opportunity to control NASA robots inside the International Space Station (ISS), as part of the newly-expanded Zero Robotics competition.
08 March 2018

Professor Hala Zreiqat named NSW Premier's Woman of the Year

Pioneering biomaterials and tissue engineer Professor Hala Zreiqat has been awarded the NSW Premier’s Award for Woman of the Year.
02 March 2018

Our inspiring female engineers leading the way for progress

International Women’s Day on 8 March is a chance to celebrate the achievements of women and discuss what further steps can be taken to press for progress in gender equality.
28 February 2018

A beautiful life enabled by technology and opportunity

Perhaps leaders are made, not born but what if a born leader never gets the opportunity to learn and succeed? Thanh Van Dang’s inspiring journey from market-seller to entrepreneur shows what can happen when young women are empowered to lead. 

26 February 2018

Engineering students gain valuable industry experience from day one

Greater emphasis on the professional and softer skills engineering students require to standout in the workplace is at the core of our recently-launched Professional Engagement Program.