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14 December 2018

University of Sydney welcomes rural medical education funding

The University of Sydney has welcomed a federal government funding package to boost the number of medical students who are educated and trained in regional Australia.
14 December 2018

GE Additive agreement advances Australia's manufacturing capacity

The University has signed a 10 year memorandum of understanding with GE Additive to drive commercial and economic opportunities, and to promote education and research in manufacturing.
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.