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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.
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

Fellowships awarded to outstanding early-career researchers

After an international search, 10 Fellowships have been awarded to outstanding postdocs to conduct innovative, multidisciplinary research at the University of Sydney.
06 December 2018

After 70 years, does the Declaration of Human Rights still matter?

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) - the first declaration of universal human rights to be made by nations in concert - turns 70 on Monday 10 December 2018.
03 December 2018

Terra Foundation brings Scholars of First Nations Art to Sydney

A new program made possible by a generous grant from the Terra Foundation for American Art, will allow leading scholars of First Nations art in North America to teach, collaborate, and conduct research in Sydney.
29 November 2018

$37 million funding for University of Sydney research

The University of Sydney has secured over $37 million of funding across a wide range of areas including food insecurity, gravitational waves, and Indigenous disability in rural and remote areas.
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.
22 November 2018

2018 SCA Undergraduate Degree Show

Two awards were presented at the opening of the Undergraduate Degree show at the Sydney College of the Arts. Student achievements are celebrated at the annual exhibition, displaying the progressive works from the class of 2018.
20 November 2018

The lost voices of WWI: German internment in Australia

The story of Australia's 'German Concentration Camps', as they were called, is a little-known episode in the history of the First World War. Now, 100 years on, a collection of letters written by these internees have been translated into English for the first time by students from the University of Sydney's Department of Germanic Studies.
20 November 2018

Economics/Law student following in Bradfield's footsteps

First-year Economics/Law student Kavya Nagpal has been named the 2018 Lendlease Bradfield Urbanisation Scholar, with a people-centric vision where Sydney's living spaces would serve to build relationships.
19 November 2018

Sydney Law School academic wins 2018 National Dreamtime Award

Dr Nicole Watson has been named Educator of the Year at the 2018 National Dreamtime Awards for her outstanding work in law affecting Indigenous people and her support of Indigenous students.
19 November 2018

Student visionaries dream of a future-proof global Sydney

Seven architecture, arts, business and engineering students with a keen eye on Sydney's future as a global city have been selected as finalists for the 2018 Lendlease Bradfield Urbanisation Scholarship.
15 November 2018

National Dreamtime Awards 2018

University of Sydney academics Michael Mossman, Nicole Watson, Emma Walke and Katrina Thorpe, and student, Liam Coe have been honoured with nominations for the National Dreamtime Awards 2018.
26 October 2018

The top 10 horror films of the last 20 years

Looking for a good scream this Halloween? Our very own horror expert, Film Studies PhD graduate and lecturer Dr Olivia Oliver-Hopkins, reveals her top 10 horror films from the last 20 years.
25 October 2018

Five decades of scholarship in the visual arts and film

The University of Sydney's Power Institute is celebrating 50 years of teaching art history and visual culture through the Department of Art History.
24 October 2018

Global gathering of First Nations gathers pace

First Nations people from across the globe will attend the eighth Gathering of Healing Our Spirit Worldwide on Cadigal Country in Sydney next month, to build solutions for First Nations communities.
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.
27 September 2018

Six scholars recognised for social sciences leadership

Six University of Sydney social scientists have been elected to the prestigious Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia for their distinguished contributions to their disciplines and to society.
25 September 2018

Old and modern architecture the focus of building conservation

In a time of dramatic change, conserving precious architecture, objects and places becomes even more important. But alumna, Susan Macdonald, knows it takes more than good intentions - it takes detective work and new thinking.