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31 August 2017

Australian pilot study into activity-based working announced

The University of Sydney, together with Southern Cross University and interior design firm Cachet Group, will undertake a collaborative research project to assess the impact of activity-based working in Australian offices.

31 August 2017

Team behind teaching technology win higher education innovation award

A group of University of Sydney staff led by the Education Portfolio won the Innovation in Technology Enhanced Learning award at the Australian Financial Review Higher Education Awards dinner.

31 August 2017

Coral bleaching: what can we do about it?

Losing the Great Barrier Reef through coral bleaching would alter the ocean environment, affect livelihoods and change Australia’s sense of itself. University researchers are determined the Reef will live on.

31 August 2017

3 questions to ask about calls to widen breast cancer screening

With cancer screening, its benefits – less risk of dying of cancer – are clear, and are easily exaggerated. But the potential harms of screening are harder to recognise and readily overlooked, writes Professor Alexandra Barratt.

31 August 2017

Eureka Prize for University of Sydney robotics expert

University of Sydney engineer Professor Salah Sukkarieh has won the 2017 CSIRO Eureka Prize for Leadership in Innovation and Science, presented at a gala dinner on 30 August in the Sydney Town Hall...

30 August 2017

Our inventors win $3m to bankroll novel medical devices

Two revolutionary medical devices developed by University of Sydney PhD students were among the top innovations awarded nearly $3 million on Tuesday evening by the NSW Government’s NSW Medical Devices Fund.

30 August 2017

Shanghai Jiao Tong and Sydney become strategic partners

Shanghai Jiao Tong University and the University of Sydney signed a university-wide priority partnership, each committing to invest $100,000 over three years to fund joint research projects.

30 August 2017

Professor David Reilly wins AFR Emerging Leader award

The director of Station Q Sydney successfully led a bid for federal funding to help build the $150 million Sydney Nanoscience Hub building.

30 August 2017

Heart attacks with no obvious risk factors on the rise

Researchers have found a significant increase in the number of patients having heart attacks who have no obvious risk factors such as high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity or smoking.

30 August 2017

Improving working memory and attention in primary school students

Memory Mates is a new program for primary schools that helps children who experience working memory and attention difficulties.