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30 September 2016

Honorary doctorate awarded to former PM John Howard

For his leadership on gun law reform, foreign relations and economic policy, former Prime Minister John Howard OM AC accepted an honorary degree from the University of Sydney today.

30 September 2016

Dr Thomas Newsome wins NSW Young Tall Poppy Science Award

Dr Thomas Newsome, from the School of Life and Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Science, has won a NSW Young Tall Poppy Science Award, presented on 29 September at the Powerhouse Museum.

30 September 2016

Merging nano-mulch with medicine

Experts attending the ‘Advances in Biotechnology for Food and Medical Applications’ workshop being held at the University of Sydney on 5 - 6 October will discuss the options.

30 September 2016

Researchers discover optimal diet to boost life-extending hormone

New research from the University of Sydney's Charles Perkins Centre suggests a low protein, high carbohydrate diet may be the most effective for stimulating a hormone with life-extending and obesity-fighting benefits.

29 September 2016

High mortgage debts leave homeowners vulnerable to economic shocks

Research has shown homeowners took on more debt as house prices rose between 2001 and 2012.

29 September 2016

Severity of obesity to worsen in Australia

New modelling predicts the prevalence of obesity and severe obesity among Australian adults will significantly increase by 2025, as part of a wider research project examining the most effective ways to combat obesity. 

29 September 2016

Rocket return journey to Mars closer with engine’s record efficiency

World-record rocket efficiency results in a University of Sydney laboratory are set to be tested in space. Former student, Dr Patrick Neumann, made the announcement today with Airbus Defence & Space.

28 September 2016

Master of Pharmacy graduates will qualify to administer flu vaccinations

University of Sydney Master of Pharmacy graduates will be the first intern pharmacists in Australia qualified to administer influenza vaccinations, as a result of an agreement between the University and the Pharmacy Guild of Australia.

28 September 2016

Our lives in the age of Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence is all over the news.  It’s driving our cars, cleaning our floors, milking our cows and some say taking our jobs and soon drones will be flying into our backyards delivering books and pizzas.  But is this reality?   

28 September 2016

Discover the future at Innovation Week

For a week this October, we’ll be bringing together some of our brightest minds with industry and community partners to collaborate on how research and innovation can help us overcome some of the greatest health challenges facing our planet.