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2018: all news

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

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13 December 2018

Gradient Institute to create ethically aware artificial intelligence

The University of Sydney has partnered with IAG and the CSIRO's Data61 to create the Gradient Institute, a not-for-profit organisation which will promote the creation of ethical artificial intelligence within both the private and public sectors.
13 December 2018

Bionic eye project has sights on human trials

Researchers from the University of Sydney are one step closer to developing a bionic eye, having created a tiny microchip implant that they hope will restore sight to patients with vision impairment and blindness.
13 December 2018

Top teacher Eddie Woo appointed Education Ambassador

Award-winning maths teacher, YouTube star and proud University of Sydney graduate Eddie Woo will return to his alma mater to take up a post as Education Ambassador.
12 December 2018

Winners of 2018 David Harold Tribe Poetry Award announced

New South Wales writer and poet Grace Heyer and Victorian poet and researcher Ella O'Keefe have been announced as joint winners of the 2018 David Harold Tribe Poetry Award.
12 December 2018

Sydney scholars win $32m in NHMRC funding

University of Sydney scholars have received $32 million in NHMRC funding for research to improve the lives of Australians.
12 December 2018

Professor Simon Bronitt appointed Head of School and Dean of Law

Professor Simon Bronitt has been appointed Head of School and Dean of the University of Sydney Law School, starting on 1 July 2019.
11 December 2018

Politics expert's book named amongst 2018's best

A new book written by Associate Professor Salvatore Babones from the School of Social and Political Sciences has been named one of 2018's best reads in The Wall Street Journal.
11 December 2018

Will autonomous cars lead to less car ownership?

The scenario of a homogenous fleet of shared, connected and autonomous vehicles roaming the city, filling in gaps in the timetables and fixed routes of a superior and cheaper public transport network may just be a dream.
11 December 2018

5 ways to reduce the risk of stillbirth

Up to 50 percent of stillbirths happen unexpectedly and a clear cause is never identified, writes Professor Jonathan Morris and Dr Adrienne Gordon from the University of Sydney.
11 December 2018

Fellowships awarded to outstanding early-career researchers

After an international search, 10 Fellowships have been awarded to outstanding postdocs to conduct innovative, multidisciplinary research at the University of Sydney.