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08 May 2018

Universities in a world of rising inequality and technological change

Universities can help address rising inequality and threats to the long-term sustainability of liberal democracy, writes Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) Duncan Ivison.
08 May 2018

Can switching from sugar to diet drinks reduce health risks?

A University of Sydney study that models a sugar to diet beverage switch in rats suggests swapping to artificially sweetened beverages may help improve metabolic and cognitive impairments that result from too much sugar.
08 May 2018

Global tourism carbon footprint quantified in world first

Tourism has been revealed to be responsible for almost a tenth of greenhouse gas emissions, with flights a major component. The paper highlights a gap in the Paris climate agreement, which does not include aviation.
07 May 2018

Teachers suffer from "unsustainable" administrative demands: survey

Ninety percent of NSW teachers say changes in government policy and administrative responsibilities have significantly added to their work over the past five years and impacted on their time with students.
07 May 2018

Eggs not linked to cardiovascular risk, despite conflicting advice

Eating up to 12 eggs a week does not increase cardiovascular risk factors in people with pre-diabetes or type 2 diabetes, new research finds – despite conflicting dietary advice continuing around the world.
07 May 2018

Emily Maguire named Charles Perkins Centre Writer in Residence

Emily Maguire has been awarded the 2018 Charles Perkins Centre Writer in Residence Fellowship, receiving $100,000 and other benefits to support her work on a novel addressing the complex relationship between social identity and health.
04 May 2018

5 things you need to know about the federal budget

Ahead of the 2018-19 Federal Budget on Tuesday, University of Sydney experts explain what the budget might mean for Australia, including the implications in the infrastructure sector, taxation system and NDIS funding.
04 May 2018

Why external relationships are best built on two-way conversations

There is more we can do as universities to build partnerships with external organisations such as industrial, government and community partners, writes Associate Professor Eric Knight in The Australian.
03 May 2018

Why decisions to desex male dogs just got more complicated

Behavioural problems in male dogs may be affected by how early in their life they are desexed, with the study raising questions about whether there should be routine desexing of male dogs at all, according to a new study by University of Sydney experts.
03 May 2018

Backpacks not to blame for back pain in kids

It’s a weighty topic, but new research from the University of Sydney suggests schoolbags do not cause back pain in children and adolescents.