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22 June 2018

Design courses launched to support business innovation

The University of Sydney, with the support of the NSW Government, is delivering two open online courses to help businesses and entrepreneurs embrace innovation and grow through design thinking.
20 June 2018

From protest to party: conference honours 40 years of Mardi Gras

An international academic conference commemorating 40 years of the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras will be held at the University of Sydney next week.
18 June 2018

Grants success for University of Sydney humanities researchers

Humanities academics from the University of Sydney have secured the largest number of 2018 grants awarded by the Australian Academy of the Humanities.
15 June 2018

University research sets the stage for Sydney Shakespeare season

A full-scale replica of the second Globe Theatre is set to offer an authentic Shakespeare experience for Sydney theatregoers - including for the University of Sydney academics whose research led to the reconstruction.
13 June 2018

Stories and Structures: Aboriginal art meets the microscopic world

Twenty-one Indigenous artists have teamed up with some of Australia's leading microscopy scientists to explore the interplay between Country, its stories and its structures at the microscopic scale.
12 June 2018

Sydney students design smart bandage for burns

A team of undergraduate students who envisioned a new way to harness design and biotechnology, has been selected as a finalist to present at the Biodesign Challenge Summit at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York City.
23 May 2018

Unspoken cooperation more important than saying 'thank you'

New research from the University of Sydney has found people around the world usually don't say 'thank you' when someone fulfils a simple request.
18 May 2018

Sydney Conservatorium of Music hosts International Jazz Festival

International stars and jazz heavyweights will descend on the University of Sydney's Conservatorium of Music for the second International Jazz Festival on Sunday 3 June.
18 May 2018

Sydney Film Festival partnership to thrill film lovers

64 years and thousands of films since the first Sydney Film Festival was held at its Camperdown campus, the University of Sydney will return to support the event as an Education Partner in 2018.
18 May 2018

National Reconciliation Week: Why history matters

Ahead of National Reconciliation Week, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander academics from the University of Sydney explore how the theme - Don't let history be a mystery - is crucial to their work, and Australia's future.