As its government funding draws to a close, a UNSW program that has helped thousands of disadvantaged students consider higher education has been celebrated for transforming lives.
“The Economics of Everything” by federal MP Andrew Leigh is a fascinating introduction to some of Australia’s most entertaining applied economic research, writes Gigi Foster.
Australia risks being left behind as the only country in the OECD without a national policy for science, technology or innovation, Professor Ian Chubb has told a capacity audience. VIDEO
Research shows that even innocuous-sounding “talking therapies” – counselling and psychotherapy – can be harmful if aimed at the wrong people, writes Gordon Parker.
A recent decision to allow a family from Tuvalu to stay in New Zealand has been hailed as the first legal recognition of “climate refugees”. But this is not so, writes Jane McAdam.
Researchers have found that in just four years the HPV vaccine has resulted in a dramatic drop in genital warts in young Australians of all backgrounds, a result that could herald good news for cervical cancer rates.
Whether Australia should side with the US or China is a “false choice”, the Opposition's Tanya Plibersek has told a Confucius Institute audience.
Increasingly, our research is demonstrating the substantial role that teacher-student relationships play in motivation and engagement, writes Andrew Martin.
New analysis by UNSW suggests that renewable investment is likely to be cheaper and lower risk for Australia.
Australia’s Chief Scientist Professor Ian Chubb will present the 2014 Jack Beale Lecture on the topic 'No free rides to the future: Shoring up the science to sustain us' at UNSW on Wednesday.