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17 October 2019

New museum in Sydney: 12 must-see treasures that will be on show

From a mummified cat to a mysterious gold nugget, many of the artefacts destined for Sydney's new museum are gifts from University supporters. Here are 12 donated treasures to see when the Chau Chak Wing Museum opens in 2020.
30 September 2019

Australian teachers head to schools in need, thanks to scholarship

A million-dollar donation is helping Australian teachers inspire disadvantaged students in maths and science class.

27 September 2019

Troubled waters: experts comment on the drought and water policy

Australia is bracing for another hot, dry summer. With no respite in sight for drought-affected communities, what's the long-term solution for our chronic water shortage? University of Sydney experts weigh up the options and examine current policy proposals.
23 September 2019

Sydney University's Raising the Bar returns Wednesday 16 October

Tickets are now available for Raising the Bar 2019. Join us across the CBD, Surry Hills and - for the first time - Parramatta, as 21 academics deliver 21 talks across 11 bars in one night.

20 September 2019

First Sydney Scholars India winners

Undergraduate students Madhullikaa Singh from Mumbai and Aryan Bhatia from Delhi are the inaugural recipients of the two major scholarships offered under the Sydney Scholars India Scholarship program, valued at up to AU$200,000 (INR 10,000,000) each.
12 September 2019

9 moments in the University of Sydney's history you need to know

From the world's first female radio astronomer to the discovery of neurons that allow us to see in 3D, a new book details highlights from Australia's first University.
09 September 2019

The school that students built: hands-on learning in Vanuatu

A squatter community on the outskirts of Vanuatu's capital will soon have its first school, thanks to Sydney architecture students and a crowdfunding campaign.
31 August 2019

Tracy Sorensen named 2019 Judy Harris Writer in Residence

The University of Sydney today announced Tracy Sorensen as the 2019 Judy Harris Writer in Residence at its Charles Perkins Centre.
30 August 2019

Sydney expertise helps reveal Earth's early transformation

University of Sydney experts are among a global group of 250 archaeologists who have contributed to a groundbreaking assessment of ancient land use.
29 August 2019

Government funding to support research on children and permanency

The University of Sydney will continue its world-leading research on children's best interests in open adoption and out-of-home care, thanks to a recent NSW Government investment.
27 August 2019

How refugees find friendship and hope at Sydney's English classes

When Sally Win was forced to flee persecution in her homeland, she left her husband, family and everything she knew for Australia. A friendship forged through the University's Refugee Language Program has been a lifeline.
23 August 2019

What's happening in the Amazon?

Scientists, engineers and anthropology experts from the University of Sydney discuss the inferno that's raging through the Amazon, devastating large swathes of rainforest and increasing CO2 levels.
22 August 2019

When the patient is the planet

What should doctors do when the patient in the emergency room is the planet? History can help us understand and answer this pressing question.
20 August 2019

Art Music Awards winners announced

The 2019 Art Music Awards winners were announced last night at a ceremony in the University of Sydney's Great Hall. Presented by APRA AMCOS and the Australian Music Centre, the Art Music Awards celebrate achievements in Australian contemporary classical music, experimental music and jazz.
15 August 2019

Bringing back the colour to Egyptian coffin

Mummy enthusiasts at the University of Sydney have revealed plans to digitally re-colour a 2,600-year-old Egyptian coffin.
15 August 2019

How can creative disciplines bring urban communities together?

The University of Sydney's Footbridge Gallery, a digital shared space, will host a sound and musical performance and interdisciplinary panel event to explore what role creative disciplines play in bringing urban communities together.
13 August 2019

Woodstock at 50: the lasting impact of a tribute to peace, music and love

University of Sydney American studies, music, and human geography experts explore what the Woodstock Music Festival meant in its sociopolitical context, and why efforts to recreate it are controversial.
06 August 2019

New museum takes shape

Building of the Chau Chak Wing Museum continues, with construction scheduled for completion early next year.
06 August 2019

Is FaceApp hoarding our data?

In recent weeks there have been privacy concerns and questions around how FaceApp processes facial images, and whether the app is amassing a database of user-submitted images for political purposes, under the guise of a light-hearted game.
01 August 2019

Three reasons to stick with maths

Studying maths is likely to make you smarter and more employable, according to University of Sydney experts.