Inspired by UNSW’s ground-breaking research, Steven Durbach's paintings, animations, and other artworks express the beauty of the ideas at the heart of quantum physics.


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As one of Australia’s most successful Paralympian swimmers, UNSW Ben Lexcen scholar Prue Watt knows what's in store in the lead up to Rio.

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UNSW Scientia Professor Michell Simmons

For her world-leading research in the fabrication of atomic-scale devices for quantum computing, UNSW's Michelle Simmons has been awarded a prestigious Foresight Institute Feynman Prize in Nanotechnology.


Professor Justin Gooding has been elected to the Australian Academy of Science.

Professor Justin Gooding, Scientia Professor and founding co-director of The Australian Centre for NanoMedicine at UNSW, has been elected to the Australian Academy of Science. Professor Gooding uses chemistry to modify surfaces at the molecular level to enable them to specifically recognise biochemical molecules and to transfer electrons with them in biological fluids.

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The dropping oil price, China's economic slowdown and the pace of climate change will dominate the Group of Seven leader’s summit this week, predicts UNSW global finance expert Fariborz Moshirian.

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A UNSW creative writing lecturer and the University’s publishing arm have won major prizes at the annual Australian book industry awards in Sydney.

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UNSW Scientia Professor Michelle Simmons and Atlassian co-founder and UNSW alumnus Scott Farquhar.

Atlassian's Scott Farquhar and quantum computing powerhouse Michelle Simmons are among the leading innovators and entrepreneurs heading to San Francisco in June for UNSW’s inaugural Alumni Entrepreneurs and Innovation Summit. 


Professor Justin Gooding, Scientia Professor and founding co-director of The Australian Centre for NanoMedicine. Photo: UNSW Media.

Three UNSW academics are among 21 leading experts to be elected to the Australian Academy of Science, Australian science's highest honour.

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The Green's position on defence is untainted by an appreciation of the serious threats facing Australia, writes Alan Dupont.

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Would an incoming Labor government re-establish a Department of Climate Change? And if not, what should be done, ask Christian Downie and Howard Bamsey.


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UNSW students have collaborated with Università IUAV di Venezia on a project investigating Venice’s historical urban forms as well as modernist and contemporary projects.

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Are you looking for experts to comment on specific election issues? UNSW academics are available to discuss key election policies and proposals.

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Professor Richard Holden, co-author of Switching Gears, a McKell Institute report on reforming negative gearing to solve Australia’s housing affordability crisis, discusses why we should transition away from this tax concession.

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CSIRO’s reported decision to withdraw from a NASA-led global network of aerosol monitoring has alarmed climate scientists and economists alike, and for good reason, write Surya Karthik Mukkavilli and Merlinde Kay.


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The private sector needs to go beyond corporate charity and traditional social responsibility models, and embrace human rights as a fundamental business priority, writes Michael Posner.

High fashion and engineering don’t usually sit together in people’s minds, but UNSW engineering graduate Bel Teh has found a niche that brings those two worlds together. 

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NSW is on track to virtually eliminate HIV transmission by 2020 as an expanded PrEP trial, led by the Kirby Institute at UNSW, enrols its one thousandth participant in record time.


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We may be what we eat, but our dietary choices also affect the health of the environment and farmers' back pockets, writes Euan Ritchie and Adam Munn.


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Peter Dutton's comments on refugees contradict the government's own data, write Frances Voon and Claire Higgins. 

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Australian politics must respond to current pressures with collaboration and creativity, rather than pitting economics against society, writes Bronwen Morgan.

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Geethu George. Image: UNSW Engineering

Engineering student Geethu George shares the biggest mistakes she made in her first year at university for the benefit of those just embarking on their higher education journey.

The word for “love” in North Korea refers only to the Dear Leader, and words for liberty or human rights don’t exist, defector and activist Yeonmi Park has told a UNSW Sydney Writers’ Festival audience.

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Cisco is helping higher education institutions around the world achieve digital transformation. Read more on the Cisco website.


Internationally acclaimed artist Dennis Del Favero will premiere two films at UNSW’s world-leading, 360-degree iCinema as part of the 2016 Sydney Film Festival.

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UNSW student Lucy Williams' study in how the White Bay Power Station could be re-purposed into an Earth and ocean observatory has won the IDEA 2015 Inception Silver Award.


Dr Mark Keevers with one of the spectrum splitting, four-junction mini-modules developed at UNSW.

Australian engineers have edged closer to the theoretical limits of sunlight-to-electricity conversion by photovoltaic cells with a device that sets a new world efficiency record.