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Postgraduate research student Monica Chi and Dr John Page, with the Oculus Rift
28 July 14

UNSW researchers are hoping to revolutionise engineering design with cutting-edge, low-cost 3D gaming technology.

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25 July 14

If we are to develop a sustainable, long-term approach to asylum seeker policy, we need to have a new conversation that draws on the common sense, generosity and pragmatism of ordinary Australians, write Jane McAdam, Travers McLeod and Bob Douglas.

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25 July 14

Germany may have won the football world cup but Australia has toppled them to win the robotic version, RoboCup 2014, in Brazil overnight.

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24 July 14

Are we inadvertently responsible for the high number of Australians dying through suicide in old age, asks Roderick McKay.

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24 July 14

When it comes to the federal government and the Senate, bluster has begotten bluster, writes Mark Rolfe.

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24 July 14

Annual HIV funding from developed to developing countries is about $US18 billion, however this is still about $US5 billion a year short of what’s required to sustain the gains of the last decade, writes William Bowtell.

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24 July 14

Australia has had an active civil space program since 1947 but has much to learn if it is to capture a bigger share of a growing billion dollar global space industry, write Barnaby Osborne, Andrew Dempster and Elias Aboutanios.

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24 July 14

Back pain has never been a health or research priority, despite the fact that 25 per cent of Australians suffer from it, write Chris Maher, Ian Harris and Rachelle Buchbinder.

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24 July 14

The UN has condemned “systematic, widespread and gross human rights violations” in North Korea. Hear former High Court judge Michael Kirby speak at UNSW about the political and human rights reality in the rogue state.

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24 July 14

The Productivity Commission has put UNSW research at the centre of its proposed childcare overhaul, adopting key principles from a Social Policy Research Centre submission in its review.

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