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17 June 2016

Is obesity a disease?

Health and medical experts, industry and key decision makers will debate the classification of obesity when they gather at Obesity Australia's fifth annual summit at the University of Sydney’s Charles Perkins Centre on 22 June.

17 June 2016

How the Property Council is shaping the debate around negative gearing and taxes

We see their spokespeople quoted in the papers and their ads on TV, but beyond that we know very little about how Australia’s lobby groups get what they want.

17 June 2016

Satellite testing launches

Three small Australian cube-sized satellites will be launched from the International Space Station to research new regions that could impact technology used on Earth, with the University of Sydney leading development of one of the CubeSats, undergoing testing in Canberra this week. 

16 June 2016

MadMaker tours rural NSW

MadMaker is the brainchild of electrical and information technologies engineer Dr Abelardo Pardo, a specialist in technology-based learning. It was designed to inspire students who may not have previously considered a future career in engineering, technology or science-related fields.

15 June 2016

New fellowships prepare talented researchers for future role

The Sydney Research Accelerator (SOAR) fellowships recognise and develop the University’s most talented researchers by providing two years of additional research funding and support.

15 June 2016

How can we make sense of the Orlando shooting?

As the world mourns the tragic loss of 50 lives, how can we answer the questions around homophobia and mental health raised by the Orlando shooting? Our researchers appeared on ABC’s The Drum to discuss the complex debate. 

15 June 2016

Robotics for farms of the future

With Australia’s farming future looking increasingly reliant on automated technologies, such as low-cost robotics, the industry’s vision should include more support for agri-technology start-ups, retraining growers and agronomists for a digital age, and introducing rural kids to hands-on robotics.   

15 June 2016

University reaches critical gender equality milestone

The University of Sydney now has 31 percent female professors, up from 28 percent, just over a year into a formal program designed to increase the number of women in senior positions. 

14 June 2016

University of Sydney community honoured in Queen's Birthday list

Members of the University of Sydney community have been acknowledged for their influence on Australian society in the Queen’s Birthday 2016 Honours List.

14 June 2016

The myth of generational differences at work

Laziness and narcissism are traits consistently associated with Generation Y. Dr Steven Hitchcock from the Business School, has found young professionals in the advertising industry are reluctant to see themselves in terms of generational differences.