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2018: all news

The latest news and expert opinion from the University of Sydney.

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22 October 2018

A dog's colour could impact longevity, increase health problems

New research led by the University of Sydney has revealed the life expectancy of chocolate Labradors is significantly lower than their black and yellow counterparts.
20 October 2018

Vice-Chancellor's Achievement Awards 2018

Three outstanding international graduates of the University of Sydney are being honoured this evening by receiving University of Sydney Vice-Chancellor's Achievement Awards for 2018.
19 October 2018

First female appointed Dean of Architecture, Design and Planning

The University of Sydney announces internal appointment of Professor Robyn Dowling as next Head of School and Dean of Architecture, Design and Planning
18 October 2018

Sydney could move away from centralised CBD model

A multidisciplinary team at the University has found that Sydney could soon transform from a monocentric urban model to a polycentric one - but the shift isn't likely to be influenced by lengthy commute times
18 October 2018

Did eating starchy foods give humans an evolutionary advantage?

Gene AMY1, which kickstarts digestion of starch in the mouth, is associated with blood glucose levels and digestion of carbohydrates, with implications for understanding human evolutionary biology and the gut microbiome.
18 October 2018

Sydney Nano announces its five Grand Challenge projects

Professor Ben Eggleton has outlined the defining projects that will shape the direction of Sydney Nano following a competitive process that attracted high-quality applications from across the University of Sydney community.
18 October 2018

Climate stress will make cities more vulnerable, Angkor research reveals

A multidisciplinary team has used an in-depth mapping system to uncover the external factors and infrastructure vulnerabilities leading to the fall of ancient Angkor, and the results come with a warning for our modern cities.
16 October 2018

Australians care about animals but we don't buy ethical meat

Vet science researcher Amelia Cornish and her PhD supervisor Professor Paul McGreevy are investigating the 'hypocrisy gap' between ethical sentiment and behaviour in food consumption. Take the survey.
16 October 2018

Playful Cities: Digital activations carve up Skatepark

Students from the Master of Interaction Design and Electronic Arts course at the University of Sydney create a range of light and sound based interactive works to be installed around Sydenham Skatepark for one night only.
16 October 2018

Radical call to overhaul leaf biology models using 3D imaging

A global team of researchers, led by scientists from the University of Sydney and Australian National University, has issued a clarion call for biologists to use the latest 3D imaging to revolutionise their models of leaf complexity.