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Articles published in 2017

15 December 2017

New Zealand can’t outsource employment policy to its central bank

Responsibility for issues such as youth unemployment should be taken by the government and not deferred to or placed on the central bank, writes Professor of Macroeconomics, James Morley.
15 December 2017

Statement regarding universities and foreign interference

In response to ongoing media coverage, University of Sydney Vice-Chancellor and Principal Dr Michael Spence has rejected suggestions that universities are not abiding by the law.
14 December 2017

How to rock white sneakers without eco-guilt

Iconic Stan Smiths can be styled with almost anything, but most white sneakers are costly to the environment. Lisa Heinz, a PhD candidate in the Sydney Environment Institute, explains the alternatives.
14 December 2017

What councils can do to improve active living and health

For the first time Tamworth Regional Council held a workshop this week on how a healthy built environment can positively influence active living.
14 December 2017

Virtual reality rebuilds ancient Cypriot capital

Virtual reality technology has paired up with 20 years of excavation by University of Sydney archaeologists to recreate the centrepiece of Cyprus’ ancient capital. 

14 December 2017

Planetary Health Platform launches at University of Sydney

Former New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark launches the world-first Planetary Health Platform at the University of Sydney.

13 December 2017

Ethical design guidelines for future technology released

A team of technologists - including the University of Sydney's Professor Rafael Calvo and Dorian Peters - have joined forces with doctors, lawyers, economists and philosophers to make technology ethical.   

13 December 2017

Reporting a few cases of negative side effects is alarmist and damaging

A story aired on the ABC that reported on issues concerning long-acting contraceptives was unbalanced and alarmist writes Associate Professor Kirsten Black.

12 December 2017

Professor Willy Zwaenepoel appointed Dean of Engineering and IT

Professor Willy Zwaenepoel has been appointed Dean of the University of Sydney’s Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies, starting on 15 June 2018.

12 December 2017

Sydney academics urge global action to reduce pollution

University of Sydney academics are among a group of leading environmental researchers and activists calling for international action to make the storage of mine waste more secure.

12 December 2017

The Uni attends Asia-Pacific forum on urbanisation with UN agencies

Last month Associate Professor Paul Jones was invited by United Nations agencies UN-Habitat and UNESCAP to an Asia-Pacific forum in Bangkok to address the problem of rapid urbanisation in developing countries.

12 December 2017

Australia needs a nanosafety authority

New nanomaterials that benefit humanity are being synthesised every day. Researchers want to work with regulators to make sure they are safe.

12 December 2017

The public fear sharks less when they understand their behaviour

Researchers surveyed more than 500 visitors to an aquarium 'shark tunnel' to understand how attitudes to sharks and government shark policies can change.

12 December 2017

Composer inspired by the tales of Lewis Carroll wins music prize

Rising young Australian composer Holly Harrison is awarded a new composition prize by the Sydney Conservatorium of Music for her work that takes a musical journey into the fantasy world of children’s author Lewis Carroll.

11 December 2017

World-leading political scientist wins Berlin Prize

University of Sydney political scientist Professor Pippa Norris has been awarded the Sir Isaiah Berlin Prize for her lifetime contribution to political studies.

08 December 2017

Former NZ PM Helen Clark receives honorary doctorate

The University of Sydney has awarded an honorary doctorate to the Right Honourable Helen Clark ONZ, the first elected female Prime Minister of New Zealand and the first woman to head the United Nations Development Program (UNDP).

08 December 2017

Indigenous health projects receive funding boost

The University’s National Centre for Cultural Competence has been involved in two successful grant applications; over $2.5 million towards projects designed to improve Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health care.

08 December 2017

Funding fosters strategic relationships

Two University of Sydney Science academics have gained funding from the Australian Research Council (ARC) as part of the Linkage Funding Scheme for projects investigating cane toads and stain-resistant paint. 

08 December 2017

Children negatively impacted by early intervention restrictions

As the government extends its income management program, new research indicates the original rollout in the Northern Territory did not improve school attendance and birth outcomes, and had negative short-term effects.

06 December 2017

Sydney awarded over $97 million in NHMRC funding for 2017

Today the NHMRC announced University of Sydney scholars will receive more than $69 million in the final round of funding for 2017, bringing the total amount of NHMRC funding for the year to over $97 million.