Sunday, May 26, 2024

Michael Spence


Sydney’s newest museum opens

The Chau Chak Wing Museum at the University of Sydney opened to the public in November. The museum has free entry and brings together the University of Sydney's collections of antiquities, natural history, historic photographs, cultural artefacts and art.

Responsible business platform wins Sydney Genesis

Yasmin Smith and Kalanjay Dhir have been awarded the 2020 Fauvette Loureiro Memorial Scholarships. These scholarships are awarded to an emerging and a mid-career/established artist who are graduates of the Sydney College of the Arts (SCA).

Fauvette Loureiro Memorial Scholarships winners announced

Yasmin Smith and Kalanjay Dhir have been awarded the 2020 Fauvette Loureiro Memorial Scholarships. These scholarships are awarded to an emerging and a mid-career/established artist who are graduates of the Sydney College of the Arts (SCA).

Masterclasses on leadership post-Covid

The University of Sydney Business School will launch a unique program which includes a suite of masterclasses and workshops on leadership in a post-Covid world, available to students in Semester 2, 2020.

Compulsive internet use by teens linked to emotional issues

This article is sponsored by the University of Sydney. Authorised by Vice Chancellor and Principal Dr Michael Spence. Enquiries: 9351 2000; A new study has...

University of Sydney builds ventilator to fight Covid-19

The University of Sydney and NSW Health Infrastructure have partnered to develop a simple, low-cost ventilator solution using modern design tools and 3-D printing technology.

Sydney transforms Master of Commerce to prepare students for future of work

The University of Sydney Business School has transformed the Master of Commerce, with a greater focus on core skills that will be in-demand in future workplaces.

Greater social distancing could curb Covid-19 in 13 weeks

A University of Sydney data study from the Faculty of Engineering has revealed that social distancing must be adopted by at least 80 per cent of the Australian population to reduce the spread of Covid-19.

Sydney graduates launch face mask to protect against air pollution

With public concern about the health impacts of air pollution rising in Australia and around the globe, University of Sydney graduates have launched an innovative face mask that protects users from harmful pollutants.

How a first edition of ‘Principia’ with Newton’s notes got to Sydney

First published in 1687, Principia (Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica) is one of the most important books on natural philosophy in which Isaac Newton establishes the modern science of dynamics and outlines his three laws of motion.

Summer school inspires next generation of Indigenous teens

Students from around Australia will attend the University of Sydney’s Wingara Mura-Bunga Barrabugu (WMBB) Summer Program. Living on campus and taking part in tailored workshops, they’ll discover what higher education has to offer.

University announces musical chair

Sydney Conservatorium of Music has announced Professor Liza Lim as the inaugural Sculthorpe Chair of Australian Music.

Sydney Uni’s Raising the Bar returns October 16

The University of Sydney is back turning pubs into classrooms on Wednesday October 16, as Raising the Bar Sydney returns with a series of talks designed to liven up your week and get you thinking.

Budding entrepreneurs pitch for Sydney Genesis top gong

Seven startups will pitch their ideas on Friday September 20, competing for $25,000 in prize money from Sydney Genesis, the University of Sydney’s entrepreneurship program.

Dementia research finds its perfect match online

This article is Sponsored by the University of Sydney. Authorised by Michael Spence, Vice Chancellor of the University of Sydney. Contact Details – Security...

$6.5 million investment for robotics start-up

A field robotics start-up based on technology created by the University of Sydney's Australian Centre for Field Robotics has received a $6.5 million investment thanks to Australia's longest running research commercialisation fund, Uniseed.

Diversity and inclusion are deep in our DNA

When William Charles Wentworth spoke in the NSW Legislative Council in 1849 about the founding of the University of Sydney, he hoped that it may be a place whose “gates will be open to all, whether they are disciples of Moses or Jesus, of Brahmin, of Mahomet, of Vishnu, of Buddha”.

Sydney librarian discovers rare drawing by Renaissance artist

One of the most enigmatic figures in Renaissance art, Giorgione, has been identified as the artist behind a drawing that remained undiscovered for over 500 years on the back page of a University of Sydney library book.

Sydney and Detroit team up to launch food business incubator

FoodLab Sydney, an innovative project aimed at creating a vibrant network of small food businesses through training and employment, was launched at Redfern Town Hall on Friday February 1.

Indigenous spirit shines brightly

Indigenous Elders and First Nations peoples from around the world gathered for of Healing Our Spirit Worldwide, an event celebrating Indigenous identities and traditional cultures.

Summer on campus – something for everyone

December at the University of Sydney makes for quite a different campus.

University of Sydney academics on tour for one night only

Move over trivia night, it’s time to learn something new in Sydney’s pubs and bars

Explore all your interests at Sydney Uni Open Day

See what your future might look like as a University of Sydney student.

What’s on? Something for everyone

At the University of Sydney, we welcome participation from the local community in our many events and activities on campus.

Celebrating Aboriginal history at the University of Sydney

Local residents may be interested in learning about the rich, traditional history of the University of Sydney that precedes the sandstone walls by thousands of years.

Dig this! Uni treasures old and new

Some of our archaeology students and volunteers participated in a dig on the site for the new Chau Chak Wing Museum.

From Tet to Mardi Gras

We are committed to ensuring our workforce is exposed to enriching experiences that embrace the diversity in our community.

Work commences on student accommodation

We are now excited to announce that construction has begun on The University’s Regiment Redevelopment Project. The site is located on the south-west portion...

Services on campus

The University in many ways is like a small city.

December on campus

By the time December comes around each year, our campus takes on a different life.

Indigenous program offers introduction to university life

The University of Sydney was founded on the principle that it would offer “the opportunity for the child of every class to become great and useful in the destinies of his [sic] country” (William Charles Wentworth).

Building a beautiful and accessible campus

The end of the year is a time for reflection on our achievements and anticipating the many great things that lie in store in...

Partnering for progress

Our research is the seedbed of innovation and we are proud that we will triple our investment in it by 2020. This is exciting...

Campus for community events

  Yet still there are strong pockets of activity at the University. Cadigal Green, for example, is set up for the Inner West Open Air...

A campus for all

The Seymour Centre, for example, is a suite of theatres where many performances are held at very reasonable prices. There’s an excellent school holiday...

New accommodation available to students

In a city that is short on accommodation and where students often struggle with the high cost of living, I am thrilled that the University of Sydney is in able to offer more than 800 residents brand new, affordable rooms in the refurbished Queen Mary Building on the corner of Grose and Church Streets in Camperdown.

Festival holds more than a flicker of interest

There’s nothing better than seeing a film “live” – as it were – biting into a choc-top as the curtains roll back and the opening credits flicker across that magical silver screen.

Campus improvements aplenty

At the University, we are all proud and grateful to be custodians of such a wonderful place, and have borne that top of mind...

Freedom Ride returns with celebration event

At the University of Sydney, we are celebrating the 50th anniversary of the 1965 Freedom Ride, and we’d love you to join us. Bring your picnic blanket along on Friday March 20 and join some of Australia’s best-loved musicians — including Paul Kelly and Troy Cassar-Daley, along with special guests — to celebrate, in front of the University of Sydney’s Quadrangle on the Camperdown campus. It’s free and open to all.