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31 July 2018

The Obesity Collective: new joint initiative to tackle the crisis

University of Sydney partners with a coalition of researchers, health professionals, government and private sector representatives, campaigners, non-profits and consumers to transform the way we think and act on obesity.
23 July 2018

Many health consumer groups fail to disclose industry sponsorship

University of Sydney experts call for greater transparency and independence by Australian health consumer groups, as new research reveals clouded disclosures about financial support and corporate sponsorship arrangements.
17 July 2018

6 ways politics "trumps" health in America

The Trump Administration has shown time and time again that public health takes a backseat to political promises, writes public health law experts Professor Lawrence Gostin and Professor Roger Magnusson.
26 June 2018

Education system prepared for future of work: major report

A major report has rated Australia's education system as 'very good' and highlighted workplaces as a powerful site for learning.
14 June 2018

Chinese investment in Australia declining: new report

Chinese investment in Australia dropped to AUD$13.3 billion in 2017, according to the latest Demystifying Chinese Investment in Australia report by the University of Sydney and KPMG.
14 June 2018

New research cuts through the chatter to decode our needs

Innovative research by the University of Sydney is set to transform our built environments. Trending topics will be captured and used to inform policy making through the federal government's Smart Cities and Suburbs program.
01 June 2018

Walking faster could make you live longer: research

Researchers call for walking pace to be emphasised in public health messages, as analysis of over 50,000 walkers finds a faster pace is associated with lower risk of cardiovascular disease and all-cause mortality.
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.
16 May 2018

Royal Wedding fever: Gowns, the monarchy and British wedding traditions

With Prince Harry and Meghan Markle due to walk down the aisle this weekend, University of Sydney academics weigh in on the significance of the event for Australia and the history underpinning the day.