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20 January 2017

A summer of maths

For the second time in its history, the annual AMSI Summer School is being hosted at the University of Sydney, offering specialised courses and events for postgraduate students.

20 January 2017

What is a career in maths really like?

At a special event held at the University of Sydney, students from around the country were given the chance to grill academics about the realities of working in the maths field.

19 January 2017

High school students pilot Mars mission by sending code into space

Australian high school students will send computer code into space to race robotic satellites aboard the International Space Station at the Zero Robotics Championship on Friday 27 January.

19 January 2017

The community impact of Airbnb calls for closer scrutiny

There needs to be closer scrutiny of the impact of online short-term home rentals following concerns over platforms such as Airbnb, new University of Sydney research finds.

19 January 2017

7 tips for preparing children for school

From dealing with anxious kids or those more gifted, to the power of reading: University of Sydney health and education experts share their tips to help parents and teachers kick off the new school year.

18 January 2017

University set to welcome the next crop of future leaders

More than 10,500 offers have been made for prospective students to study at the University of Sydney in 2017, including 587 students under a new leadership initiative.

18 January 2017

Students set the bar for refugee support

A group of students have developed an idea to improve the lives of refugees globally. They'll fly to San Francisco in March to pitch their vision as part of the international Hult Prize and vie for USD $1 million in funding.

18 January 2017

University has high retention rates new report shows

The University of Sydney has the highest student completion rate in NSW over a nine year period and second highest nationally over a six year period, a new report shows. 

18 January 2017

Trump inauguration moves dial from rhetoric to reality

Trump gained power by magnifying the sense of national malaise - with a potent mix of populism, nativism, nationalism and conservatism, writes Professor James Curran in the Weekend Australian.    

18 January 2017

Commercial interests may drown out patients' voices

University of Sydney and Bond University researchers have called for greater independence and transparency around industry-sponsored patient advocacy groups, following growing evidence raising questions over potential bias.