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2019: all news

The latest news and expert opinion from the University of Sydney

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06 December 2019

Could level 2 water restrictions drive up prices?

Designed to save water over summer while dam levels dwindle, could level 2 water restrictions have the unintended affect of driving up prices? Dr Petr Matous explains.
05 December 2019

Statement: Evacuation of Camden and Molonglo campuses

The University's Camden and Molonglo campuses remain in full evacuation mode and the safety of our community is our first priority. Unless otherwise advised, all staff, students and visitors are to remain off site until Monday.
05 December 2019

58 Discovery Project grants awarded to Sydney researchers

Federal Education Dan Tehan announced the latest round of ARC Discovery Project grants, including funds for 58 research projects involving University of Sydney researchers and administered by the University.
04 December 2019

New NSW Public Policy Institute to be established

A new public policy institute will be established to undertake research on the most pressing public policy issues facing New South Wales.
04 December 2019

Great Barrier Reef study shows how reef copes with rapid sea-level rise

PhD student Kelsey Sanborn has shown how the reef has dealt with environmental stresses in the recent past in order to understand how it might react to climate change in the future.
03 December 2019

The scholarship that helped a young musician follow her passion

For Sydney Conservatorium student Gemma Lawton, a donor-funded scholarship provided much-needed support through illness and injury.
02 December 2019

University of Sydney technology goes global after 20 years

A portable remotely operated drill used for deep sea exploration that was developed by University of Sydney researchers in the 1990s has been sold to a British offshore engineering company.
02 December 2019

Placebo use among Australian GPs surprisingly high

Most Australian GPs have used a placebo in practice at least once, with active placebos (active treatments used primarily to generate positive expectations) more commonly used than inert placebos, according to a new study in Psychology.
02 December 2019

Rushed revenge porn laws risk over-criminalisation

University of Sydney criminal law experts have warned of the risks of rushing to enact new criminal offences on 'revenge porn'.
02 December 2019

First studies reveal the occurrence of 'chew and spit' behaviour

Study led by Phillip Aouad from the School of Psychology has laid out how widespread this disordered eating behaviour is. While low among adults, up to 12 percent of teenagers report episodes of chewing and spitting out food.