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12 December 2017

Sydney academics urge global action to reduce pollution

University of Sydney academics are among a group of leading environmental researchers and activists calling for international action to make the storage of mine waste more secure.

12 December 2017

The Uni attends Asia-Pacific forum on urbanisation with UN agencies

Last month Associate Professor Paul Jones was invited by United Nations agencies UN-Habitat and UNESCAP to an Asia-Pacific forum in Bangkok to address the problem of rapid urbanisation in developing countries.

12 December 2017

Australia needs a nanosafety authority

New nanomaterials that benefit humanity are being synthesised every day. Researchers want to work with regulators to make sure they are safe.

12 December 2017

The public fear sharks less when they understand their behaviour

Researchers surveyed more than 500 visitors to an aquarium 'shark tunnel' to understand how attitudes to sharks and government shark policies can change.

12 December 2017

Composer inspired by the tales of Lewis Carroll wins music prize

Rising young Australian composer Holly Harrison is awarded a new composition prize by the Sydney Conservatorium of Music for her work that takes a musical journey into the fantasy world of children’s author Lewis Carroll.

11 December 2017

World-leading political scientist wins Berlin Prize

University of Sydney political scientist Professor Pippa Norris has been awarded the Sir Isaiah Berlin Prize for her lifetime contribution to political studies.

08 December 2017

Former NZ PM Helen Clark receives honorary doctorate

The University of Sydney has awarded an honorary doctorate to the Right Honourable Helen Clark ONZ, the first elected female Prime Minister of New Zealand and the first woman to head the United Nations Development Program (UNDP).

08 December 2017

Indigenous health projects receive funding boost

The University’s National Centre for Cultural Competence has been involved in two successful grant applications; over $2.5 million towards projects designed to improve Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health care.

08 December 2017

Funding fosters strategic relationships

Two University of Sydney Science academics have gained funding from the Australian Research Council (ARC) as part of the Linkage Funding Scheme for projects investigating cane toads and stain-resistant paint. 

08 December 2017

Children negatively impacted by early intervention restrictions

As the government extends its income management program, new research indicates the original rollout in the Northern Territory did not improve school attendance and birth outcomes, and had negative short-term effects.