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28 November 2018

Dedicated blockchain project arrives at the University

A new partnership with distributed ledger platform, Fantom will support the University of Sydney by providing scholarships and a specialised blockchain project focused on safe, secure, and low-energy programming toolchains.

28 November 2018

How to cut the $23 billion bill for osteoarthritis

With an ageing and increasingly obese population, the prevalence of osteoarthritis in Australia is projected to soar. The consequences for the economy, work productivity, health services and population health will be immense.
28 November 2018

Young Sydney philosophers showcase big ideas at Harvard

Three young philosophers with big ideas recently spent 10 days at Harvard University, where they engaged in lively philosophical debate and fostered connections with researchers and philosophers from four different countries.
27 November 2018

$4.5m gift powers a first in cancer

A $4.5 million gift to the University of Sydney from The Li Ka Shing Foundation will power Australia's first clinical trial testing CAR T-cell immunotherapy in patients with advanced pancreatic and related cancers.
26 November 2018

Graduate Rural School of Medicine - selling the vision

The University of Sydney's medical leaders are meeting MPs and Councillors in the central west to update them on the University's vision for a new Graduate Rural School of Medicine in Dubbo.
26 November 2018

Statement on international students at the University of Sydney

In response to questions from the ABC regarding English language proficiency of international students, the University of Sydney provided the following response which was not included in a story published on Sunday.
26 November 2018

Gender disparity in cardiology bad news for women

News that women comprise less than five percent of interventional cardiologists could adversely affect female students, trainees, physicians, cardiologists and patients, says University of Sydney research.
26 November 2018

Busting flexible work myths: why not to tie workers to their desks

Does presenteeism, or being physically in the office, make a difference to the business bottom line? A new University of Sydney report has found traditional models of 'face-time' limits access to flexible work.
26 November 2018

Alcohol marketing code failing to protect young people

The alcohol industry's code of conduct does not adequately protect young people from exposure to alcohol marketing, University of Sydney research reveals.
23 November 2018

Labor's energy storage plan: 4 expert reactions

What do energy experts make of the federal opposition's energy policy? Four experts from the University's Centre for Future Energy examine the plan to boost renewables and cut electricity bills.