In the aftermath of Federation, many Chinese-Australians fled discriminatory Australian laws to start new lives in Shanghai. Daisy Kwok was one of them, Dr Sophie Loy-Wilson tells her story.
Large scale food production will be vital to meet the growing world demand. Maximising productivity from smaller scale and subsistence farmers will be essential and the work done by women particularly, will be important around the world.
Marissa Anita trained for print journalism at Sydney but has become a prominent TV journalist in Indonesia. Interviewing some of Indonesia’s most powerful people, she is part of her country’s evolving spirit of freedom of the press.
Henry Hawthorne studied law but ultimately found himself working as a lexographer. His love of words is matched by his love of travel. Here he talks about his six favourite things, while also demonstrating his photographic skills.
Architecture students from Sydney and Indonesia came together to design shelters for Indonesian street vendors. The project saw them find new ways of using locally available materials and cross-cultural ways of problem solving.
The Poche Centre at the University of Sydney provides dental clinics in some of the state’s most disadvantaged areas. The clinics have improved school attendance, community oral health and provided a model for effective service delivery.
Cancer’s great advantage is that it can evade the immune system. Now, major advances in immunology mean that researchers could soon make immune cells target cancers cells, reducing the need for invasive and traumatic cancer treatments.
People come to university to prepare for their careers, but they also learn about themselves. Four prominent alumni talk about the ideas, the people and the experiences that shaped their university careers and who they are now.
The Australian population is growing more rapidly than previously predicted, putting huge pressure on urban areas. University of Sydney people are part of the urban design debate so future cities are more liveable and sustainable.
An advanced science student and a creative writing lecturer each talk about a key book that gave them a new insight or opened them up to a new way of thinking.