UNSW's Chris Pettit is using Opal card data to analyse public transport commuting times and help inform the design of a more liveable Sydney.


Wiradjuri woman Ashley Towney has become the first Indigenous student accepted into UNSW Medicine’s Honours program. Photo: Leilah Shubert.

The first Indigenous student accepted into UNSW Medicine’s Honours program intends to pay it forward by mentoring students starting their training to become doctors.

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UNSW’s internationally renowned waste innovator, Veena Sahajwalla, is the first woman to be awarded the prestigious Jubilee Professorship by the Indian Academy of Sciences.

Termites and ants are mortal enemies and will fight to the death if necessary. Yet armies of sightless termites carry out their work within millimetres of ant nests thanks to an incredible talent that could be of interest to the defence and counter-espionage industries.


Of the 10,000 or so students who complete their PhD every year in Australia, only a very small percentage go on an uninterrupted academic career to professor level. Photo: Shutterstock

Australia must reinvigorate its PhD programs so their value is apparent outside the university sector if it wants to attract a reasonable share of the world’s best minds, writes Laura Poole-Warren.

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Australia needs stronger STEM skills and knowledge in parliament so politicians can understand the basics underpinning today’s significant issues, writes Les Field.

UNSW students and alumni share their tips on making the most of the university experience.  

From 'Speed Friending’ to comedy shows and live music, UNSW O-Week, from 20–24 February, provides the perfect opportunity to discover what university has to offer.


Dr Jane Goodall

Renowned British primatologist Jane Goodall and American physicist Brian Greene are among leading international scientists who will give talks in Sydney this year through UNSW Science partnerships.


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Abolishing without-grounds termination by landlords and reforming housing tax and finance policies will provide tenants with more security, writes Chris Martin. 


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Preventing sexual violence is everybody’s responsibility, but we need to think carefully about how we do it, writes Biance Fileborn.


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To resist mergers, councils in city areas will need to secure much wider support, writes Amelia Thorpe.


Dr Hugh Mackay delivers the 2017 Gandhi Oration at the University of New South Wales. Photo: Maja Baska

Social researcher and author Dr Hugh Mackay AO speaks on the topic “The state of the nation starts in your street”, discussing why our neighbourhoods matter and how good neighbours build strong communities. Dr Mackay delivered the 2017 Gandhi Oration at UNSW.

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The basic idea of trickle-down economics is that giving economic help to companies or people at the top of society should generate benefits for those in layers further down, writes Gigi Foster.


From left: Ms Judith Neilson, founder of White Rabbit Gallery, Professor Ross Harley, Dean of UNSW Art & Design and Emeritus Professor Alec Tzannes. Photo: David Roche

Philanthropist and White Rabbit Gallery founder Judith Neilson has made her second major donation to UNSW with the announcement of The Judith Neilson Chair in Contemporary Art.