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13 December 2017

Ethical design guidelines for future technology released

A team of technologists - including the University of Sydney's Professor Rafael Calvo and Dorian Peters - have joined forces with doctors, lawyers, economists and philosophers to make technology ethical.   

12 December 2017

Professor Willy Zwaenepoel appointed Dean of Engineering and IT

Professor Willy Zwaenepoel has been appointed Dean of the University of Sydney’s Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies, starting on 15 June 2018.

12 December 2017

Sydney academics urge global action to reduce pollution

University of Sydney academics are among a group of leading environmental researchers and activists calling for international action to make the storage of mine waste more secure.

12 December 2017

Australia needs a nanosafety authority

New nanomaterials that benefit humanity are being synthesised every day. Researchers want to work with regulators to make sure they are safe.

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. 

06 December 2017

3 reasons you shouldn't feed Christmas ham to your dog

It might be tempting to let Fido hoover up the Chrissy leftovers but our veterinarians warn against feeding ham, nuts and other festive fare to your pets.

05 December 2017

Mai elected Foreign Member of the Chinese Academy of Engineering

University of Sydney Professor and University Chair of Mechanical Engineering Yiu-Wing Mai AM has been elected a Foreign Member of the Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE).

05 December 2017

Make your garden thrive: tips for healthier soil

Sydney’s Inner West has been found to have high levels of metal in its soil as well as a tricky soil texture but that doesn’t mean your garden can’t thrive. PhD student Liana Johnson shares simple tips to improve soil health.

05 December 2017

Celebrating a decade of smart mining solutions

Leading global mining group Rio Tinto and the University of Sydney have celebrated the 10th anniversary of their multimillion dollar research partnership aimed at increasing innovation in mining.

29 November 2017

The next masterminds of our digital future

A raft of new ideas across mobile apps, virtual reality and artificial intelligence were unveiled by University of Sydney final year students at the D17 Graduation Show last week.