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11 December 2018

Fellowships awarded to outstanding early-career researchers

After an international search, 10 Fellowships have been awarded to outstanding postdocs to conduct innovative, multidisciplinary research at the University of Sydney.
06 December 2018

After 70 years, does the Declaration of Human Rights still matter?

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) - the first declaration of universal human rights to be made by nations in concert - turns 70 on Monday 10 December 2018.
29 November 2018

$37 million funding for University of Sydney research

The University of Sydney has secured over $37 million of funding across a wide range of areas including food insecurity, gravitational waves, and Indigenous disability in rural and remote areas.
23 November 2018

Labor's energy storage plan: 4 expert reactions

What do energy experts make of the federal opposition's energy policy? Four experts from the University's Centre for Future Energy examine the plan to boost renewables and cut electricity bills.
20 November 2018

Economics/Law student following in Bradfield's footsteps

First-year Economics/Law student Kavya Nagpal has been named the 2018 Lendlease Bradfield Urbanisation Scholar, with a people-centric vision where Sydney's living spaces would serve to build relationships.
19 November 2018

Student visionaries dream of a future-proof global Sydney

Seven architecture, arts, business and engineering students with a keen eye on Sydney's future as a global city have been selected as finalists for the 2018 Lendlease Bradfield Urbanisation Scholarship.
16 November 2018

Human rights for women: is 16 days of activism enough?

The United Nations General Assembly designated 25 November as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women in 1999. Sydney experts reflect on how far human rights for women has come.
22 October 2018

What is a hung parliament and how does it affect legislation?

Have you ever wondered exactly what a hung parliament is, what it means for the House of Representatives and the implications for our governance? University of Sydney's Anne Twomey, Professor of Constitutional Law, explains.
16 October 2018

World Food Day: 7 steps towards #ZeroHunger

On the eve of World Food Day, our experts are calling for action to improve life for the 820 million people suffering from chronic undernourishment worldwide.
12 October 2018

Tanya Plibersek MP on the path to gender pay equity in Australia

How do we make workplaces work for women? The Hon Tanya Plibersek MP delivered the 26th annual Kingsley Laffer Memorial Lecture at the University of Sydney Business School on Thursday night.
08 October 2018

How Australia can change democracy

28 September 2018

Banking Royal Commission: Five things you need to know

How could the Banking Royal Commission impact you as a consumer? And what brought about the Commission? University of Sydney experts explain what you need to know about the interim report release.
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.
26 September 2018

Why industry influence on research agendas must be addressed

Call for better strategies to ensure independence of research, policy-making and public health solutions, as new research confirms corporate interests can impact the evidence available and public health solutions considered.
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.
24 September 2018

Residential aged-care doesn't meet older people's emotional needs

In the wake of ABC's Four Corners investigation Associate Professor Lee-Fay Low explains why Australia's aged-care system is failing older people and the fundamental shift that is needed to change things.
19 September 2018

When politics corrupts the fairness of elections

Arranging election district boundaries can be made to favour a particular party, creating a problem for democracy. Working for the Campaign Legal Centre, alumna Ruth Greenwood is on the front line, fighting for fairness.