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26 October 2015

Sydney and Melbourne share line honours in Australian Boat Race

The University of Sydney and the University of Melbourne have shared the spoils at this year's Australian Boat Race, with Sydney's men's and Melbourne's women's teams seizing victory over the weekend.

23 October 2015

What is the secret to being good at maths?

Maths stars are made, not born, argue Steson Lo and Professor Sally Andrews

23 October 2015

A student trifecta for Sculpture by the Sea

Three teams of our students are exhibiting in the world's largest temporary sculpture park, Sculpture by the Sea, which takes place along the two-kilometre Bondi to Tamarama coastal walk.

22 October 2015

University continues to excel in Times Higher Education subject rankings

The excellence of our research, teaching and citations underpin our positioning in the Times Higher Education subject rankings. 

22 October 2015

Young scientists awarded, embark on year-long campaign

Five researchers from the University of Sydney have been recognised with prestigious Young Tall Poppy Science Awards. As part of the Young Tall Poppy Campaign, they will spend a year sharing their knowledge with school students, teachers and the broader community through workshops, seminars and public lectures.

22 October 2015

More technology doesn't mean less inequality

Policymakers who dream of digital technologies as the quick fix to their development problem need to think twice, writes Dr Aim Sinpeng.

22 October 2015

Sydney's forgotten connection to the birth of the United Nations

A leading historian is calling for Sydneysiders to celebrate their connection to one of the world's greatest collective achievements: the founding of the United Nations.

22 October 2015

Our first Lendlease Bradfield Scholar

A big vision for Sydney’s future that would have us all residents of central living districts (CLDs) has won 20-year-old first year undergraduate student Caitlin Hanrahan the inaugural Lendlease Bradfield Urban Vision Scholarship.

22 October 2015

Vitamin B3 derivative cuts risk of new skin cancers

A year of treatment with nicotinamide, a form of vitamin B3, significantly lowered the risk of common, non-melanoma skin cancer in high-risk patients, according to University of Sydney research.

21 October 2015

Link between champion horses and offspring careers revealed

With Melbourne Cup next month and Black Caviar’s daughter one of the most valuable female yearlings in Australian history if sold next year, timely research reveals the extent to which offspring resemble their parents. The research, unveiled at this week's Sydney Science Forum, has not only focused on horse racing performance, but also for the first time considered a range of traits including career length and susceptibility to diseases.