Source: Australia Government Ministerial Statements 15 August 2018 An Australian researcher whose engineering work has led to the development of “electronic skin” that monitors the environment and human body, has been the second Australian to win the internationally renowned ASPIRE award. The Science Prize for Innovation, Research and Education (ASPIRE) award recognises scientists under the […]Read More →
MIL-OSI Australia: 15 August 2018 Lower radiation doses could have big impact on cancer treatment A collaboration between the School of Physics and Chris O’Brien Lifehouse has applied a striped model of radiation therapy for cancer treatment that should mean lower doses for patients.
Source: University of Sydney Ms Valery Peng preparing samples. Ms Peng was joint lead author of the research. Photo: Chris O’Brien Lifehouse VectorLAB, a joint venture collaboration of physicists from the University of Sydney and Chris O’Brien Lifehouse, has developed a theoretical model that should allow radiation oncologists to better target cancer cells while leaving […]Read More →
Source: Australian Government – Department of Foreign Affairs The Foundation for Australian Studies in China (FASIC) has appointed Professor Pookong Kee as the next BHP Chair of Australian Studies at Peking University. Professor Kee will take over from the current Chair, Professor Gregory McCarthy, who has been instrumental in raising the profile of Australian studies […]Read More →
Source: Government of Queensland Are you tried of trying to find that perfectly ripe Avo at your local fruit and vege shop? Well it could be the thing of the past with the development of a new “Avocado Firmness Decision Aid Tool’ nicknamed the ‘Readycado’, which is on show at this year’s Ekka.Speaking at the […]Read More →
Source: Australia Government Ministerial Statements 15 August 2018 Joint media release with the Minister for Jobs and Innovation, Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash, and the Assistant Minister for Science, Jobs and Innovation Zed Seselja Sixty new ambassadors will be selected to inspire more young women and girls to study, work, and to promote gender equity in STEM. […]Read More →
Source: Australia Government Ministerial Statements E&OE TRANSCRIPTTopics: Higher education reform Avani Dias: If you’ve ever been a university student or you’re planning on it, you’ll have to start paying back your debt when you’re earning less. That change passed Parliament just moments ago; the Parliament’s agreed to make you pay back your HECS or HELP […]Read More →
Source: City of Sydney What’s On Does an increase in negative commentary in Australian public debate highlight our immaturity in dealing with difference? Does an increase in negative commentary in Australian public debate highlight our immaturity in dealing with difference and complexity?Join Professor Michael Wesley, Dean of the College of Asia and the Pacific at […]Read More →
MIL-OSI Australia: 15 August 2018 Over $16m funding for new health and medical research Sydney researchers were successful in securing over $16 million in NHMRC funding for 28 projects, including the most Early Career Fellowships awarded to any institution in NSW.
Source: University of Sydney We’re thrilled to host two new centres of academic excellence that will investigate the relationship between sleep disturbances and brain degeneration and work to eliminate tuberculosis transmission in Australia and strengthen control of the disease in our region. Professor Duncan Ivison, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) Professor Sharon Naismith said, “This funding recognises […]Read More →
MIL-OSI Australia: 15 August 2018 Sydney climbs 15 places in latest ARWU rankings The University of Sydney has ranked 68th in the world and 3rd in Australia in the 2018 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU), its best result since the ARWU rankings began in 2003.
Source: University of Sydney Jumping 15 places since last year’s rank of 83, Vice-Chancellor and Principal Dr Michael Spence said the result reflects the University’s 160-year history as home of academic excellence. “As Australia’s oldest university we have a long history of excellence,” said Dr Spence. “But this doesn’t mean we rest on our laurels. […]Read More →