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Articles published in 2016
05 December 2016

Infrastructure: learning lessons from superannuation

Superannuation and infrastructure have a lot in common, and so they should: they represent two sides of the same coin. 

05 December 2016

Nation needs a 10-year plan for maths and science

A long-term plan should include measures to address how teachers are recruited, valued and respected, writes Dr Rachel Wilson in the Financial Review. 

05 December 2016

Is the Australian housing market at risk of a collapse?

Understanding if a ‘housing bubble’ exists in the Australian housing market is the new focus of a University of Sydney complex systems research team.

05 December 2016

$58m boost for Sydney medical research

University of Sydney researchers have received more than $58 million from the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC). 

05 December 2016

Alumni from the 1930s to 1960s share their memories

A rare glimpse into four decades of student life at the University of Sydney, from the 1930s to the 1960s, has been captured in a publication of alumni memories.

04 December 2016

Australian gun laws may seed their own destruction

Of all Australia’s public health initiatives, our gun control laws are perhaps the most widely recognised and cited with pride. Yet they also contain the seed of their own destruction.

02 December 2016

2016 Tax Research Conference

The Centre continues to develop and enhance its tax research collaboration through regular work-in-progress conferences.

02 December 2016

Highly-cited researcher joins School of Information Technology

Professor Tao wil work on computer vision, deep learning, and statistical learning in the Faculty of Engineering and Information Techology.

01 December 2016

Meet our researchers: Professor Adrian Bauman

Chronic disease prevention has been a key project for Professor Bauman for the past 30 years at the University of Sydney.

01 December 2016

The top challenges facing multicultural Australia

The world needs cultural experts to progress from theorising about multiculturalism to active facilitation of dialogue, Dr Betina Szkudlarek tells a University of Sydney Business School conference. 

01 December 2016

Sydney needs higher affordable housing targets

The problem with the current rezoning approach is that it leads to huge windfall profits and developments aimed at the upper end of the market.
30 November 2016

Students make $750 drug cheaply with Open Source Malaria team

Sydney Grammar students under University guidance have shown how simple it is to make a version of the life-saving medicine Daraprim, whose price was the subject of controversy last year when it jumped more than 5000 percent.

30 November 2016

Mentorship: how to build a business

Driven to start her own fashion company, Elena Biancardi moved from Italy to Sydney to study innovation and entrepreneurship. With guidance from her alumni mentor, she’s now taken her business to the next level.

30 November 2016

New book reveals 150 years of Sydney’s quarantine history

A new book with University of Sydney authors has revealed the sandstone engravings of those who found themselves detained at Sydney’s Quarantine Station during its 150-year history.

30 November 2016

Sports that will save your life revealed: new research

Racquet ball games, swimming and aerobics were found to be most protective against death from cardiovascular causes. 

30 November 2016

Employability skills: 6 ways to get a job and keep it

These days, more than ever, having a university education isn’t the only thing that’ll land you your dream job. We spoke to employers to get their top tips on the employability skills you should have.

30 November 2016

Employability skills: 6 ways to get a job and keep it

These days, more than ever, having a university education isn’t the only thing that’ll land you your dream job. We spoke to employers to get their top tips on the employability skills you should have.

29 November 2016

The Sydney entrepreneur behind the famous face

Many Australians would know her face from the $20 note, but may know less about Mary Reibey’s story – the single mother of seven children who became a legendary businesswoman in Sydney during the 1800s.

29 November 2016

China calls on cloud computing expert

Australian cloud computing specialist Professor Albert Zomaya from the University of Sydney will work with one of China’s leading tertiary institution to create more environmentally sustainable data centres.

29 November 2016

Research to learn how smart tech will transform city governance

The University of Sydney has received an Australian Research Council grant to investigate the way smart technologies will change how Australian cities are governed.