The next generation of bionic ear technology is a step closer to reality, with UNSW researchers using the cochlear implant in an animal model to deliver DNA to stimulate the regrowth of auditory nerve cells.
Researchers at UNSW have for the first time used electrical pulses delivered from a cochlear implant to deliver gene therapy, successfully regrowing auditory nerves.
UNSW’s first MOOC to be offered via the education platform Coursera – Introduction to Systems Engineering – goes live on 28 April and more than 20,000 students have already enrolled.
Scientia Professor of Physics Michelle Simmons has joined the likes of Stephen Hawking, Albert Einstein and Alexander Graham Bell as an elected member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Deregulating student fees and providing more choice through private providers have the potential to transform our higher education sector, which is being strangled by a lack of funding and diversity, writes UNSW Vice-Chancellor Fred Hilmer.
Opinion & Analysis
Some Australian clothing brands have signed a new initiative to improve conditions in Bangladeshi factories, while other brands are conspicuously absent, writes Justine Nolan.
If Australia wants to defend its place in the global higher education market, it will need to find new ways to attract Asian students, writes Geoffrey Garrett.