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15 December 2017

New Zealand can’t outsource employment policy to its central bank

Responsibility for issues such as youth unemployment should be taken by the government and not deferred to or placed on the central bank, writes Professor of Macroeconomics, James Morley.
15 December 2017

Statement regarding universities and foreign interference

In response to ongoing media coverage, University of Sydney Vice-Chancellor and Principal Dr Michael Spence has rejected suggestions that universities are not abiding by the law.
14 December 2017

How to rock white sneakers without eco-guilt

Iconic Stan Smiths can be styled with almost anything, but most white sneakers are costly to the environment. Lisa Heinz, a PhD candidate in the Sydney Environment Institute, explains the alternatives.
14 December 2017

What councils can do to improve active living and health

For the first time Tamworth Regional Council held a workshop this week on how a healthy built environment can positively influence active living.
14 December 2017

Virtual reality rebuilds ancient Cypriot capital

Virtual reality technology has paired up with 20 years of excavation by University of Sydney archaeologists to recreate the centrepiece of Cyprus’ ancient capital. 

14 December 2017

Planetary Health Platform launches at University of Sydney

Former New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark launches the world-first Planetary Health Platform at the University of Sydney.

13 December 2017

Ethical design guidelines for future technology released

A team of technologists - including the University of Sydney's Professor Rafael Calvo and Dorian Peters - have joined forces with doctors, lawyers, economists and philosophers to make technology ethical.   

13 December 2017

Reporting a few cases of negative side effects is alarmist and damaging

A story aired on the ABC that reported on issues concerning long-acting contraceptives was unbalanced and alarmist writes Associate Professor Kirsten Black.

12 December 2017

Professor Willy Zwaenepoel appointed Dean of Engineering and IT

Professor Willy Zwaenepoel has been appointed Dean of the University of Sydney’s Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies, starting on 15 June 2018.

12 December 2017

What to do when your child gets their ATAR: our advice for parents

HSC, ATAR results, and UAC preferences are three terms that may have caused some stress in your household this year. Here's our advice to help you support your child to make the decision that's best for them - no matter what their ATAR result.