Thursday, July 25, 2024



Sydney’s best ‘top 20’ result in prestigious world rankings

The University of Sydney has secured its highest ever ranking overall and continues to be rated as a top 20 global university in the 2025 QS World University Rankings.

Crown Princess Mary Scholarship: how a Sydney student met Denmark’s Queen

When University of Sydney student Sophia Parada began her degree in 2020, she feared the pandemic would derail her dreams of studying abroad. In late May, at a ceremony in Denmark, she shook hands with Queen Mary as she accepted a scholarship to study at the University of Copenhagen.

Helping to rebuild a Spitfire

Engine parts from a rare Second World War Photo Reconnaissance Spitfire that was shot down by German armed forces in 1942 and lost until being recovered from a Norwegian peat bog 76 years later are being rebuilt at the University of Sydney.

Experts swap lecture halls and boardrooms for local bars and pubs

On Tuesday April 9, for one night only, 10 venues across Sydney will help boost your intellect and host 20 free talks about “Healthier Futures” – with topics including the benefits of riding public transport with dogs, how big vape is hooking the next generation and wearable technology that can improve your mental health.

Dancing may be better than other exercise for improving mental health

A structured dance program of at least six weeks’ duration can significantly improve psychological and cognitive health outcomes equivalent to other forms of structured exercise interventions, finds new research from Australian researchers.

Melanoma treatment pioneers awarded 2024 Australian of the Year

University of Sydney Professors Georgina Long AO and Richard Scolyer AO, co-medical directors of the Melanoma Institute Australia, have jointly won the prestigious Australian of the Year award for their pioneering work in the treatment of melanoma.

Delayed cord clamping could halve risk of death in premature babies

Waiting for two minutes or longer to clamp the umbilical cord of a premature baby soon after birth could help reduce the risk of death, compared with immediately clamping the umbilical cord, or waiting a shorter time before doing so. Delaying clamping could decrease the child’s risk of death by more than half relative to immediate clamping.

Simulator lets students and researchers pilot aircraft, spaceships

Captain a SpaceX Starship or an F-16 in a first-of-a-kind experience. The University of Sydney has acquired a 360-degree rotating cockpit simulator, allowing researchers and students to replicate the experience of piloting any aircraft from an A380 to a spaceship.

Sydney Uni hosts prestigious THE World Academic Summit

The University of Sydney has hosted over 500 higher education leaders from 46 countries at the Times Higher Education World Academic Summit 2023.

Jihad Yassine, a poet’s journey

Jihad Yassine is a 20-year-old early-career poet from Western...

How a cat got people talking about rare neurological diseases

A wobbly “scouse” cat named Phineas belonging to two biomedical researchers at the University of Sydney has become an internet sensation bringing the pair’ s passion for neuroscience education outside the classroom and onto the smart phones of millions of people around the world.

Opportunities at Story Factory

Since opening in Redfern in 2012, Story Factory has...

Indigenous Year 12 students taste university life

Year 12 students from across the country took part in a five-day program (July 10 to 14) at the University of Sydney designed to build their educational confidence and motivation and prepare for university.

Darlington upgrade complete

On Tuesday July 18, the newly upgraded Darlington Public School was ready for occupation and the day began in the new hall with an assembly conducted by Year 6 students who then confidently guided parents and other visitors on a tour of their school.

Studying in tough financial times

Redfern and Chippendale have one of the highest concentrations...

New research suggests ways to reduce jet lag

Journalist Lech Blaine, author of Car Crash: A Memoir and Quarterly Essay “Top Blokes”, will join the Charles Perkins Centre as the 2023 Judy Harris Writer in Residence.

Lech Blaine named Charles Perkins Centre 2023 Writer in Residence

Journalist Lech Blaine, author of Car Crash: A Memoir and Quarterly Essay “Top Blokes”, will join the Charles Perkins Centre as the 2023 Judy Harris Writer in Residence.

Welcome to Deborah Cheetham Fraillon as Chair of Vocal Studies

This article is sponsored by the University of Sydney....

‘Our biggest Welcome Program in three years’

The University of Sydney kicked off its biggest-ever Welcome Program last month as students began to arrive on campus for the start of the academic year.

New scholarship supports under-represented students

Sydney University’s new MySydney Entry and Scholarship Scheme offers eligible student from disadvantaged backgrounds admission to an undergraduate degree based on an adjusted ATAR, plus an $8,500 per annum scholarship for the duration of their degree.

Lego replica of Tutankhamun’s coffin at Chau Chak Wing Museum

The University of Sydney has jumped four places in the 2023 edition of the Times Higher Education (THE) World University rankings to 54th position globally out of 1,799 institutions worldwide.  

University of Sydney jumps four places in 2023 THE rankings

The University of Sydney has jumped four places in the 2023 edition of the Times Higher Education (THE) World University rankings to 54th position globally out of 1,799 institutions worldwide.  

‘Is your child struggling to read? Get help early’ – an interview with Sally Rippin

Sally Rippin’s son, Sam, struggled to read – but...

University of Sydney’s 10-year strategy commits to more than double scholarships for under-represented students

In September, the University of Sydney released our 10-year strategy, with immediate commitments to more than double scholarship support for under-represented domestic students and invest nearly half a billion dollars in a world-leading biomedical precinct.

Sydney University backs Refugee Language Program

The Refugee Language Program has been an important support...

New partnerships drive collaboration with Indigenous businesses

The University of Sydney has launched new partnerships with not-for-profit organisations, the NSW Indigenous Chamber of Commerce and Supply Nation, to drive collaboration with Indigenous-owned businesses.

Sensor bracelet designed to give back control to hand-impaired

People who lack the ability to use their hands from conditions like motor neurone disease and cerebral palsy may one day be able to play video games that require a handheld controller through the use of customisable, wearable 3D printed bracelets.

University of Sydney welcomes students back to campus

After months of online learning during the pandemic, the University of Sydney celebrated the return of students during Welcome Week (February 14-18).

Meat eating link to inflammation, worse gut health and MS

Eating more meat, having less of a carbohydrate-digesting bacteria in the gut and more pro-inflammatory immune cells in the blood, all link with multiple sclerosis (MS), an international team has found.

Picture books are superheroes for your child’s development

Reading picture books to your child gives them windows to different worlds outside of home. It also creates special memories and allows their concentration span, listening and language skills to develop.

Promising results for University of Sydney bionic eye

A bionic eye being developed by a team of biomedical researchers at the University of Sydney and UNSW has shown to be safe and stable for long-term implantation in a three-month study, paving the way towards human trials.

The bionic eye that could help blind people navigate the world

For people with impaired eyesight or no sight at all, the world is an enormous obstacle course. Professor Gregg Suaning is pushing vision capture and nerve stimulation technologies beyond their limits to help clear a path.

Mental health modelling recognised globally

The University of Sydney’s Brain and Mind Centre (BMC) is warning that without concerted and effective action, the disruption caused by Covid-19 will cast a “long shadow” on mental health.

Catching and spreading kindness – the children show us how

In a recent article in Australian Educational Leader, researchers...

Start-up raises $784,000 for baby resuscitation system

A University of Sydney and Westmead Hospital start-up has raised almost $800,000 in a recent investment round for a paediatric medical device designed to safely resuscitate babies who struggle to begin breathing after birth. 

Indigenous Science Experience goes online for everyone in 2021

Founder of the first ever all Aboriginal boomerang team...

Slow progress – physical inactivity remains a global pandemic

A new three-paper series in the Lancet, co-led by a University of Sydney academic and featuring University of Sydney authors, reveals that since the 2016 Olympics worldwide progress to improve physical activity has stalled with deaths associated with inactivity still at more than five million per year.

Celebrating together through and beyond Covid

At this time of lockdown, the notion of celebration...

Mural in Waterloo honours Eileen O’Connor’s work with the poor

The primary school and church in Waterloo which played...

Local learning leader nominated for HESTA award

PADDINGTON: Natalie Cordukes, director of Paddington Children’s Centre (Uniting),...

Rethink Year 12 return – an open letter to the NSW Premier

Since the NSW government’s announcement that HSC students and...

Pandemics and Deadly Science feature as festival goes digital

A global biosecurity expert, a virus research director, an...

Kinchela boys reclaim their education

A landmark literacy program run by TAFE NSW is helping...

Get reading for a good cause, kids!

More than 40,000 Aussie kids are expected to read...

Don’t just smile and call me cute

Take another look. There’s so much more to me...

Recycling robot could help solve soft plastic waste crisis

Despite an improvement in plastic recycling in recent years, landfill is a growing issue. Soft plastics like cling wrap and plastic bags are a major contributor to the problem, with 94 percent going to landfill in 2016-17.

Bush playgroup brings city children back to nature

ALEXANDRIA: Young children are venturing to the bush and...

Statement from the Heart wins Sydney Peace Prize

The Uluru Statement from the Heart has been announced winner of the 2021 Sydney Peace Prize; Australia’s only international prize for peace.

Ethical use of quantum technologies in the spotlight

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) has awarded the Centre for International Security Studies (CISS) $800,000 over two years to develop accords for the ethical use of quantum technologies.

Notre Dame graduate helps bushfire survivors to rebuild

When Celina Nunez finished university at the end of...

Cancer Council NSW and the University of Sydney partner to enhance research capacity

Cancer Council NSW and the University of Sydney have announced a joint venture to create the Daffodil Centre...