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29 July 2016

University of Sydney joins Sydney Science Festival

Our researchers are involved in a range of public events to celebrate National Science Week from 11 to 21 August.

29 July 2016

Eureka Prizes announces five Sydney finalists

The Oscars of Australian science, the Eureka Prizes, has nominated Sydney in five categories for work spanning defence engineering; brain disorders; healthcare leadership and innovation, mentoring and collaborative work as part of an international consortium.

28 July 2016

Home ownership: facts and fiction

In this podcast Chris is joined by Professor Nicole Gurran, urban planning and policy analyst to talk housing affordability. 

28 July 2016

Abnormal thyroid function in newborns linked to poor reading and numeracy

Babies born with moderately high concentrations of thyroid stimulating hormone have a higher risk of poor educational and development outcomes at school age, a world-first University of Sydney study reveals.

28 July 2016

Changes to Sydney College of the Arts

The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Sydney, Dr Michael Spence, today sent the following message via email to students of the Sydney College of the Arts.

28 July 2016

A turning point in architecture sees the end of starchitects

Contemporary iconic architecture, which became increasingly popular in the late 1990s, has now reached saturation point as the starchitects of yesterday are replaced by a new generation of architects looking for moral purpose.

28 July 2016

How much is physical inactivity costing the world?

Physical inactivity - a global pandemic that requires global action.

28 July 2016

What makes a champion?

In just over a week 10,000 of the world’s best athletes will compete across 42 sport disciplines in the Rio Games. But what got them there in the first place?

27 July 2016

“It’s never justified”: Sydney University experts on Four Corners juvenile detention investigation

Brutal. Distressing. Unacceptable. These are just some of the words used to describe footage aired on ABC’s Four Corners this week, showing the mistreatment of children in Don Dale Youth Detention Centre. Youth mental health and child psychology experts from the University of Sydney explain the potentially damaging and long-term impact. 

27 July 2016

Most Australians view porn but few report ill effects: new research

Most Australians have viewed pornography but few report any ill effects, a new report in The Journal of Sex Research reveals.