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09 October 2018

Help the Breaking Good team win $1m Google grant. Vote now

By supporting Dr Alice Williamson's team, you can help them win the $1 million Google Impact Challenge and take their Breaking Good chemistry program to public schools across Australia.
08 October 2018

University of Sydney names 20 SOAR Fellows for 2019

Twenty University of Sydney academics have been named 2019 SOAR Fellows and will receive $100,000 over the next two years to take their research careers to the next level.
03 October 2018

Sydney women talk gender equity

Female staff, students and alumni recently gathered to participate in an open discussion on the state of play for women in the workplace. Together they uncovered some hard truths but remained optimistic about the future.
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.
27 September 2018

Sydney continues to move up in latest THE rankings

The University of Sydney has been ranked 59 in the world in the 2019 Times Higher Education (THE) World University rankings, jumping two places since last year's rank of 61.
27 September 2018

Oyster research aims to clean the water of Sydney Harbour

The shells of Sydney's oysters once helped to build the city. Two centuries on, researchers look at using oysters to help clean up urban estuaries all over the world.
25 September 2018

Academics recognised for leadership, teaching and research impact

Four University professors honoured for their contributions to leadership, mentoring, teaching, and distinguished achievements in research in their fields of pharmacology, chemistry, diagnostic imaging and asteroseismology.
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.
25 September 2018

Security the only cost in the marketplace of ideas

Universities should be places where ideas of every type are protested and defended. This is the everyday experience of students at universities, writes Vice-Chancellor Dr Michael Spence in The Australian.
25 September 2018

Trailblazing academic takes out major umpiring prize

University of Sydney Education academic Dr Victoria Rawlings has been named the Sydney AFL Umpire of the Year, the first female umpire to take home the title.