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14 December 2018

GE Additive agreement advances Australia's manufacturing capacity

The University has signed a 10 year memorandum of understanding with GE Additive to drive commercial and economic opportunities, and to promote education and research in manufacturing.
13 December 2018

Gradient Institute to create ethically aware artificial intelligence

The University of Sydney has partnered with IAG and the CSIRO's Data61 to create the Gradient Institute, a not-for-profit organisation which will promote the creation of ethical artificial intelligence within both the private and public sectors.
13 December 2018

Bionic eye project has sights on human trials

Researchers from the University of Sydney are one step closer to developing a bionic eye, having created a tiny microchip implant that they hope will restore sight to patients with vision impairment and blindness.
13 December 2018

Top teacher Eddie Woo appointed Education Ambassador

Award-winning maths teacher, YouTube star and proud University of Sydney graduate Eddie Woo will return to his alma mater to take up a post as Education Ambassador.
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.
11 December 2018

Sydney scientists named as 'Superstars of STEM' for 2019

Science & Technology Australia has named Dr Caroline Moul, Dr Georgia Ward-Fear and Dr Iona Novak for its stereotype-busting program that is helping to change the public's views on women in science.
07 December 2018

University of Sydney researchers win big at Royal Society of NSW

Sydney scientists and researchers recognised with five of seven awards for 2018 by the Royal Society of NSW, Australia's oldest learned society.
05 December 2018

Geordie Williamson wins Australian mathematics highest honour

Fresh from launching the University of Sydney Mathematical Research Institute, Professor Geordie Williamson has been recognised by his peers at the Australian Mathematical Society annual meeting.
05 December 2018

Soil Tech Project will put Australian science into farmers' hands

On World Soil Day, a consortium of agricultural technology companies with the University of Sydney's Institute for Agriculture, is launching a project to unlock our science for the use of Australia's farmers.
01 December 2018

"Sudoku" x-ray uncovers movements within opaque materials

University of Sydney researchers have developed a new x-ray method which involves solving a giant, three dimensional sudoku problem to better understand these granular movements - and the findings could have a big impact on numerous industries.