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11 December 2017

World-leading political scientist wins Berlin Prize

University of Sydney political scientist Professor Pippa Norris has been awarded the Sir Isaiah Berlin Prize for her lifetime contribution to political studies.

08 December 2017

Former NZ PM Helen Clark receives honorary doctorate

The University of Sydney has awarded an honorary doctorate to the Right Honourable Helen Clark ONZ, the first elected female Prime Minister of New Zealand and the first woman to head the United Nations Development Program (UNDP).

08 December 2017

Funding fosters strategic relationships

Two University of Sydney Science academics have gained funding from the Australian Research Council (ARC) as part of the Linkage Funding Scheme for projects investigating cane toads and stain-resistant paint. 

08 December 2017

Children negatively impacted by early intervention restrictions

As the government extends its income management program, new research indicates the original rollout in the Northern Territory did not improve school attendance and birth outcomes, and had negative short-term effects.

28 November 2017

9 changes our experts say could improve your digital rights

University of Sydney researchers surveyed 1600 Australians for the Digital Rights in Australia report, funded by the Sydney Research Excellence Initiative. 

28 November 2017

It's not too late to fight for our digital rights

Experts say it's time to protect digital rights, as a major survey details public attitudes to digital privacy, surveillance, and online freedom of speech.

27 November 2017

Majority of Australians say online privacy beyond their control

A survey of 1600 Australians details attitudes to online privacy, surveillance, digital disruption at work, and online freedom of speech.