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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.
15 May 2018

Australian property market: boom and bust

In the shadow of the slowdown in the housing sector in our capital cities and talk of a downturn and possible housing bubble bust, leading urban planners revisit an old story to highlight the cyclical nature of Australian’s property market.
10 May 2018

Dual citizenship crisis sounds a stern warning for future MPs

Ignorance is no excuse for parliamentarians holding dual citizenship, writes Professor Anne Twomey from Sydney Law School. What are the ramifications of the High Court ruling on the Katy Gallagher case? Can the dual citizenship crisis be fixed?
08 May 2018

Universities in a world of rising inequality and technological change

Universities can help address rising inequality and threats to the long-term sustainability of liberal democracy, writes Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) Duncan Ivison.
04 May 2018

5 things you need to know about the federal budget

Ahead of the 2018-19 Federal Budget on Tuesday, University of Sydney experts explain what the budget might mean for Australia, including the implications in the infrastructure sector, taxation system and NDIS funding.
02 May 2018

Linda Burney and June Oscar to address global gathering in Sydney

Prominent Australian politician Linda Burney and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner June Oscar will address a gathering of up to 2,000 Indigenous people from around the world in November.
30 April 2018

Nation’s first institute for eating disorders research launched

Australia’s first institute for research and clinical excellence in eating disorders was launched today by Federal Minister for Health Greg Hunt and NSW Minister for Mental Health Tanya Davies.
30 April 2018

New study tackles high density health issues

Potential planning measures to reduce heart disease, mental illness and Type 2 diabetes in residents living in highly urbanised environments will be explored in a new landmark study.
26 April 2018

Sydney professor elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Professor Pippa Norris from the Department of Government and International Relations has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Social Sciences.
23 April 2018

University-led food business incubator pilot backed by council

The University of Sydney will design and lead the Sydney Food Business Incubator to address food insecurity, in a proposed joint initiative with the City of Sydney.
13 April 2018

University of Sydney at forefront of digital health research

The University of Sydney is a lead partner in the new Digital Health Cooperative Research Centre (DHCRC) announced today by Senator the Hon. Zed Seselja, Assistant Minister for Science, Jobs and Innovation.

12 April 2018

Major government projects boosted by new project leadership academy

The John Grill Centre for Project Leadership at the University of Sydney will launch a new Major Projects Leadership Academy dedicated to the development of effective project leadership at all levels of government.
12 April 2018

The case for decriminalising drug use

Can drugs be used responsibly? Will Tregoning says yes, and that many people do just that. Advocating to end discrimination around drug use, Tregoning says in this opinion piece that people often hear prejudice rather than facts.
11 April 2018

Coercion and corruption the major challenges for electoral integrity

A new study by the Electoral Integrity Project has analysed parliamentary and presidential elections from 2017, identifying coercion and corruption as major challenges to electoral integrity.
10 April 2018

Iraq museum looting: 15 years on

The ransacking of the National Museum of Iraq is one of the worst acts of cultural vandalism in modern times.
10 April 2018

Australia struggles to plan for affordable homes

An Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute report, led by the University of Sydney, outlines suggestions for how to leverage the planning system to create more affordable housing.
04 April 2018

First Sydney Policy Lab director announced

Political theorist, advisor and public policy expert Professor Marc Stears will take the reins at the University of Sydney's Sydney Policy Lab.