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11 June 2019

Sydney experts help secure Australia's place in Remembrance Alliance

Scholars from the University of Sydney's Department of Hebrew, Biblical and Jewish Studies played a vital role in helping Australia secure membership to the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance.
05 June 2019

Hillary and hashtags: how young female voters think

Females aged 18 to 30 in London and Sydney have faith in the political system, yet are often disenchanted with the governmental status quo, new University of Sydney research has found.
30 May 2019

University researchers to help Facebook counter hate speech

Researchers from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences are the first University of Sydney academics to receive research support from Facebook.
20 May 2019

Scientists rush to support complex insight into obesity

Playwright Alana Valentine has been delighted by responses from scientists to her work Made to Measure, now playing at the Seymour Centre.
16 May 2019

Leading virtuoso Zhang Qiang and prodigious pipa performer Liu Lu in concert

One of the world's greatest pipa players, Zhang Qiang, will join Sydney Conservatorium of Music lecturer Liu Lu to perform for the first time in Australia.
16 May 2019

Sydney Con International Jazz Festival 2019

International stars and Australian jazz heavyweights descend upon Sydney as The University of Sydney's Conservatorium of Music hosts its third annual International Jazz Festival on Sunday 2 June.
15 May 2019

Lady Primrose Potter AC receives Honorary Fellowship

Lady Primrose Potter AC has been named an Honorary Fellow of the University of Sydney in recognition of her services to the arts, medicine, and sciences in Australia.
10 May 2019

University research in focus for 2019 Sydney Film Festival

In 2019, the inspiring research of our world-renowned researchers is the focus of the University of Sydney's partnership with the Sydney Film Festival.
01 May 2019

Is Wikipedia stealing the news?

While the influence of Facebook and Google on the news landscape has been well examined, Wikipedia's role as a source of breaking news has not received enough attention, says a University of Sydney expert.
01 May 2019

Air Force engages Sydney nanotech to revolutionise sensing capability

RAAF Plan Jericho seeks to modernise Australia's defence capacity. The Jericho Sensing Laboratory at Sydney Nano will form a critical part of the plan's scientific infrastructure.
17 April 2019

Tim Soutphommasane to lead Screen Diversity and Inclusion Network

Professor of Practice (Sociology and Political Theory) Tim Soutphommasane has been announced as the new Co-Chair of the Screen Diversity and Inclusion Network (SDIN).
10 April 2019

Turning streets into art galleries

If the people can't go to the art gallery, take the art gallery to the people. That's been the approach of Kat Roma Greer as she's created dynamic street art events in disadvantaged communities the world over.
08 April 2019

Theatre, movies and the photographer who loves them

Often the first thing seen of a new film is the images captured by the on-set photographer. It's a specialist vocation that requires creativity, spontaneity and diplomacy. Alumna Lisa Tomasetti has all three.

04 April 2019

Sydney places 25th in the world in global impact ranking

The University of Sydney has been ranked 25th in the overall 2019 Times Higher Education University Impact Ranking.
03 April 2019

A man of his word: revitalising an Indigenous language

At the start of European settlement, there were two hundred and fifty Aboriginal languages. Today, only twenty are widely spoken. Nathan Schrieber's language, Gunggay, was about to be lost until he made it his mission to bring it back.
03 April 2019

Alumni Awards honour incredible achievements of Sydney graduates

The winners of the Alumni Awards for 2019 have been announced, with graduates from a wide range of disciplines celebrated for making invaluable contributions to their field, and the University community.
29 March 2019

Sydney excels in national research engagement and impact assessment

The University of Sydney has performed strongly in the Australian Research Council's first Engagement and Impact Assessment of research at Australian universities.
27 March 2019

University and ABC supporting emerging voices in humanities

Following on from a successful inaugural collaboration in 2018, the University is proud to partner with the ABC again to support its popular media residency scheme and raise the profile of humanities research in Australia.
27 March 2019

University of Sydney research shines in ERA results

All 22 broad fields of research undertaken at the University of Sydney have been rated as above or well above world standard by the Australian Research Council in a report released today.
26 March 2019

Education creates opportunity for students in Uganda

When Eddie Woo and Annabelle Chauncy sat next to each other, their connection was instant. But it wasn't chemistry, it was mathematics that linked them, and a plan to educate some of the most disadvantaged children in Uganda.