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2018: all news

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

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09 October 2018

New database documents rights abuses of 457 visa holders

New analysis of a decade's worth of data by a University of Sydney immigration expert has revealed the nature of worker rights violations experienced by temporary migrants.
08 October 2018

University of Sydney names 20 SOAR Fellows for 2019

Twenty University of Sydney academics have been named 2019 SOAR Fellows and will receive $100,000 over the next two years to take their research careers to the next level.
08 October 2018

How Australia can change democracy

08 October 2018

Dummies not to blame for common speech disorder in kids

New University of Sydney research shows bottles, dummies, and thumb sucking in the early years of life do not cause or worsen phonological impairment, the most common type of speech disorder in children.
04 October 2018

Finally, another woman awarded a Nobel Prize in Physics

The Nobel committee has recognised Canadian physicist Donna Strickland with the highest honour in the physical sciences. Professor Celine Boehm, thinks this represents the beginning of much needed change that is long overdue.
03 October 2018

Sydney women talk gender equity

Female staff, students and alumni recently gathered to participate in an open discussion on the state of play for women in the workplace. Together they uncovered some hard truths but remained optimistic about the future.
28 September 2018

University team develops antibacterial surfaces for bone implants

A University team has found a solution to tackle the infection rate following joint replacement surgery by developing a non-toxic silver nanoparticle plasma coating.
28 September 2018

Agriculture students make clean sweep at Crops Competition

Competitors from across Australia and the US have taken their lecture knowledge into the field in a hands-on test of their skills in agronomy, live crop-yield potential, and plant and disease identification.
28 September 2018

Banking Royal Commission: Five things you need to know

How could the Banking Royal Commission impact you as a consumer? And what brought about the Commission? University of Sydney experts explain what you need to know about the interim report release.
27 September 2018

Construction, transport workers at high-risk of spinal injuries

Workers in the construction and transport industries experience high rates of traumatic spinal injuries, and there is an urgent need for more effective safety measures, says a new study led by University of Sydney experts.