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21 January 2020

How a first edition of Principia with Isaac Newton's notes got to Sydney

The University of Sydney copy of Principia is one of only four in the world known to have handwriting by Sir Isaac Newton.
17 January 2020

Live-in program inspires future engineers

25 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students from years 10, 11 and 12 have attended a one-week program at the Faculty of Engineering to learn key skills and meet experts from the sector.
14 January 2020

University launches crowdfunding campaign for bushfire-affected animals

The University of Sydney is asking the public to support our emergency veterinary assistance for animals affected by the bushfires.
07 January 2020

Bushfire support: Vice-Chancellor writes to all staff and students

Vice-Chancellor and Principal Dr Michael Spence today wrote to all staff and students, reassuring the community that the University will provide support as we work through the consequences of the bushfire season.
23 December 2019

University of Sydney leads preferences for high achievers

The University of Sydney is once again the leading choice for high achieving students applying for an undergraduate degree in 2020.
19 December 2019

University of Sydney joins SCRIPTS Centre of Excellence

University of Sydney social scientists will help address fundamental questions about the development of politics and society as part of a new multimillion-dollar cross-university research project.
18 December 2019

The gene therapy research that could save a family of four

Mary and Neveah Taouk suffer from a disorder so rare it has no name. Now, thanks to new research and a crowdfunding push, the sisters and their parents have a glimpse of hope.
17 December 2019

10 of our biggest stories from the last decade

As a new decade approaches, we look back on our ten biggest stories from the 2010s. From uncovering the key to pain, the benefits of the arts and dealing with cane toads, our experts advanced knowledge across a whole range of issues.
17 December 2019

Outcome of initial inquiry into concerns raised about 2014 paper

Today Professor Duncan Ivison released the outcome of an initial inquiry into concerns raised about a 2014 paper; no breaches or research misconduct were found and the analyses and conclusions were found to be acceptable.
17 December 2019

Sydney research among most influential of 2019

Three research papers featuring University of Sydney academics - on the 'insect apocalypse', the birthplace of modern humans and the global climate emergency - have been ranked among the world's most influential scientific studies for 2019.