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18 May 2018

E-commerce platform scores academic place on Forbes ‘30 Under 30’

Dr Olga Oleinikova, Director of the Ukraine Democracy Initiative, has been recognised as a leader in retail and e-commerce in this year’s Forbes ‘30 Under 30’ Asia list.
11 May 2018

Does banking attract cheats or make them?

The Banking Royal Commission has exposed a culture of dishonesty that demands reform, writes Professor David Kinley from Sydney Law School. Will changing corporate culture change the morals of the finance industry or threaten its viability?
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?
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.
01 May 2018

World-first synthesis of globalisation effects on people & planet

A review of the international trade footprint on people and the planet show about a third of the impact is displaced from rich to poorer nations. Consumption-based accounting is set to close loopholes like ‘carbon leakage’.
30 April 2018

How Kendrick Lamar's Pulitzer win merges pop and classical

As the Pulitzer Music Prize moves away from recognising composers of traditional art music, Dr Scott Davie from Sydney Conservatorium of Music discusses the musical and political criticism behind the rapper's album DAMN.
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.
24 April 2018

How #MeToo has created a safe space for women

The #MeToo movement has put male privilege on notice. A student and a graduate discuss the mechanics of social change and their experience of the movement.
23 April 2018

ATARs to blame for fall in language study

A new report has found that high school students are not studying languages in year 12 because of concerns over low ATARs.
23 April 2018

Joseph Stiglitz wins 2018 Sydney Peace Prize

Professor Joseph Stiglitz, Nobel Prize winning Economist, will receive the 2018 Sydney Peace Prize on Thursday 15 November at Sydney Town Hall. 

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

Leadership: the cultural divide

A new report from Australia's Human Rights Commission, Leading for Change, indicates that the lack of cultural diversity among the country's leaders could threaten our economic and social fabric.
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.
06 April 2018

A new chance for native animals threatened by feral invaders

Australia has lost 30 species of native mammals in 200 years; more than the rest of the world put together. Even in remote parts of Australia, feral animals threaten native species. A change of mindset could be the answer.
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.
03 April 2018

iWitnessed app launched by memory experts, police, QC

A unique app available for download in Australia should assist witnesses and victims of one-off events and ongoing occurrences make mobile records in a way that can help with convictions and prevent miscarriages of justice.
27 March 2018

Education brings a new future to 25 million children in Pakistan

An estimated 25 million children in Pakistan don’t go to school. To change this, Lila Ram works to promote more enlightened teaching methods, equal educational opportunity and the love of learning.
26 March 2018

A breakthrough business that's changing how we shop

The Afterpay logo is suddenly everywhere, not unlike the company's founder, natural-born entrepreneur, Nick Molnar. Afterpay has been embraced by shoppers and retailers. It wasn't an overnight success, but it wasn't far off.
26 March 2018

What role does cultural competence have in higher education?

Cultural Competence and the Higher Education Sector is the focus of a conference to be held on campus next week, hosted by the University of Sydney’s National Centre for Cultural Competence.