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Articles published in 2018

21 December 2018

Sydney opens doors in Vietnam

The University of Sydney is once again holding information days in Vietnam, a once-a-year opportunity for you to meet our staff, students and alumni in Vietnam.

21 December 2018

10 podcasts to feed your brain over the summer holiday

We've selected some of the most thoughtful, challenging and inspiring podcasts of the year. How we can create accessible and inclusive spaces for all? Why is it so hard for white people to talk about racism? Will there be stars in the sky forever?
21 December 2018

Science tips for summer

Whether you're looking to liven up your garden or need some tips on picking the perfect avocado, our researchers and students share their scientific tips for the summer.
21 December 2018

Upskill with a course in medicine

Do you want to enhance your career but aren't quite ready to commit to a whole degree? We offer a range of short courses for doctors wanting to upskill and take the next step in their career.
21 December 2018

Does slower driving make us go faster?

Traffic management measures that try to prevent traffic flows on motorways from breaking down typically reduce vehicle speed. Michiel Bliemer & Mark Raadsen discuss, are we in fact faster by driving slower?

20 December 2018

My child's health: 6 common questions answered

Being a parent comes with a lot of questions. Our medicine and health experts answer common concerns and questions: from treating fevers and bedwetting to seeking help from a speech pathologist, dentist or orthodontist.
20 December 2018

First female to win prestigious award

Professor Elliott has been recognised by the Royal Society of NSW for her outstanding contribution to human welfare. She is the first female to be awarded the medal since its inception in 1947.
20 December 2018

10 of the best science discoveries at Sydney in 2018

From genomics and agriculture to astronomy and quantum physics, University of Sydney researchers have uncovered amazing things we didn't know about last year. Here are just 10 of them.
20 December 2018

New transport association to recruit local government and industry partners

TRANSW, a newly formed Sydney-based transport studies association which aims to “foster and support cohesive cross-disciplinary excellence in research and practice,” will begin accepting membership applications from local government organisations and potential industry partners in 2019.
19 December 2018

Deborah Dearing designs great places

To celebrate 100 years of innovation at the School of Architecture, Design and Planning, we profiled alumna and urban designer Dr Deborah Dearing, Bachelor of Architecture ‘79, PhD in Urban Design ‘97.
19 December 2018

Global push for Australia’s leading criminal justice and law journal

From 2019 The Sydney Institute of Criminology will partner with world-leading academic publisher Taylor and Francis to publish its 'Current Issues in Criminal Justice' law journal.
19 December 2018

What students think about women in engineering

Undergraduate students studying aeronautical, biomedical and mechanical engineering have shared why they'd like to see more women and girls studying engineering, and why they believe diversity is the key to innovation.
19 December 2018

How to be a good housemate

Living out of home is an exciting whirlwind of new found freedom and self-sufficiency. But with this independence comes the tricky task of sharing a living space. We’ve rounded up some tips so you can turn roomies into besties.
19 December 2018

Colonial medicine from a different perspective

Historians of medicine investigate discoveries within medicine and their effects on everyday life, the organisation of medical care, and the medical profession.
18 December 2018

Sydney scientists develop work-around for quantum architecture

Working with Professor David Reilly, Dr Xanthe Croot and Sebastian Pauka have invented a qubit architecture designed to improve scalability for semiconductor-based quantum computers.
18 December 2018

Increased physical activity linked to better mood

Increasing physical activity may be an effective way to boost mood states especially in people with bipolar disorder a new study in JAMA Psychiatry reveals.
18 December 2018

Planning starts for global agricultural science hub in Sydney

Combining the University's world-class veterinary, agriculture and life sciences expertise with the Department of Primary Industry at the historic Elizabeth Macarthur Agriculture Institute will amplify and support research in plant biology, soil science, food research and animal husbandry.
17 December 2018

Three RACI awards for our chemistry researchers

Three RACI awards for the School of Chemistry reflect strong tradition and emerging strength across the chemical sciences at the University of Sydney.
17 December 2018

Our First Nations people in custody

Leading senior criminal barrister Phillip Boulten SC addresses the over-representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Australian prisons.
17 December 2018

University continues to reduce carbon footprint of listed investments

The University of Sydney has moved beyond a three-year commitment to ensure the carbon footprint of its share portfolio remains at least 20 percent below its listed equity composite benchmark.