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Articles published in 2017
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

Demystifying computing degrees verses software engineering

If you’re a school leaver looking for a qualification that best prepares you for a future-focused career in computing or information technology, you may be a little confused as to the differences between the various degrees. 

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. 

06 December 2017

3 reasons you shouldn't feed Christmas ham to your dog

It might be tempting to let Fido hoover up the Chrissy leftovers but our veterinarians warn against feeding ham, nuts and other festive fare to your pets.

06 December 2017

Which good cause is right for you?

Take our quiz to discover which charitable cause is right for you.

06 December 2017

Creative writing fellowship addresses real world health challenges

Australian creative writers of renown are invited to apply for a generous University of Sydney fellowship which provides a grant of $100,000 and other benefits to begin work on a project exploring issues around health. 

05 December 2017

Experts respond to PIRLS literacy study

University of Sydney experts have commented on the Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS) and suggested ways to help young Australians become confident and self-sufficient readers.

05 December 2017

Mai elected Foreign Member of the Chinese Academy of Engineering

University of Sydney Professor and University Chair of Mechanical Engineering Yiu-Wing Mai AM has been elected a Foreign Member of the Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE).

05 December 2017

Should you take opioids for low back pain?

Opioids should only be considered in limited circumstances for low back pain and greater efforts are needed to help people come off opioids, write University of Sydney researchers.

05 December 2017

“Uni 2 beyond” initiative wins national award

The University of Sydney’s “uni 2 beyond” initiative has taken out the Excellence in Education and Training Award at the 2017 National Disability Awards on Sunday 3 December.

05 December 2017

Make your garden thrive: tips for healthier soil

Sydney’s Inner West has been found to have high levels of metal in its soil as well as a tricky soil texture but that doesn’t mean your garden can’t thrive. PhD student Liana Johnson shares simple tips to improve soil health.

05 December 2017

Celebrating a decade of smart mining solutions

Leading global mining group Rio Tinto and the University of Sydney have celebrated the 10th anniversary of their multimillion dollar research partnership aimed at increasing innovation in mining.

05 December 2017

Fatigue and overuse major factors in dancing injuries

New research has identified the most common injuries suffered by professional dancers and examined what can be done to assist in preventing injuries.

04 December 2017

Floating sculpture of heritage escalators unveiled at Wynyard

University of Sydney lecturer, artist and sculptor Chris Fox has unveiled a major site-specific installation suspended from the ceiling above a bank of escalators inside Wynyard Station in Sydney's CBD.

02 December 2017

BABY1000 study to explore influence of our first 1000 days

Pregnant women and women planning a pregnancy are invited to take part in the BABY1000 study, exploring how our first 1000 days might influence our risk of developing obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease in later life.