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12 December 2016

Sydney hosts Evatt Trophy and leaders of the future

The University of Sydney hosted 60 high school students as part of the UN Youth Australia’s Evatt Trophy debating finals and conference last week.

12 December 2016

Principals and teachers report impact of school devolution on worklife

A collaborative University of Sydney project investigates the effects of devolved public secondary schools in NSW, WA, and Sweden. 

12 December 2016

Child mummy offers revised history of smallpox

A child mummy from the 17th century, found in a crypt underneath a Lithuanian church, was discovered to harbour the oldest known sample of the variola virus that causes smallpox.

10 December 2016

Weighing up the evidence for the Historical Jesus

Did a man called Jesus of Nazareth walk the earth? Discussions over whether the figure known as the “Historical Jesus” actually existed primarily reflect disagreements among atheists, writes Raphael Lataster.

09 December 2016

Former PM Bob Hawke awarded honorary doctorate

Former Prime Minister Bob Hawke AC received an honorary degree from the University of Sydney. Honorary degrees are awarded to individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to the wider community.

09 December 2016

Students make the world their campus this summer

With exams over and summer finally here, hundreds of our students are packing up their bags to head around the globe to gain hands-on experiences, learn new skills and make a difference in communities near and far.

09 December 2016

Dean appointed to leading position with global education alliance

Dean of the University of Sydney Business School, Professor Greg Whitwell, has been appointed Deputy Chair of the CEMS global alliance, a unique network of 30 of the world's leading higher education institutions.

08 December 2016

Boosted support for Aboriginal students in critical first year

From 2017, commencing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander undergraduate students will be offered guaranteed and subsidised accommodation and a structured peer mentoring program.

08 December 2016

Minister Ley launches Psychology clinics in Brain and Mind Centre

Federal Health and Aged Care Minister Sussan Ley today launched the one-stop-shop psychology, psychiatry and neuroscience clinics, touring the new facilities leading the way in multidisciplinary brain and mind care.

07 December 2016

10 reasons Australian maths skills are in decline

Professor and Chair of Applied Mathematics Nalini Joshi believes Australia can reverse its decline in results and ranking but systemic change is required.