UNSW solar energy researcher Professor Martin Green has been given the Chinese Government's highest award for foreign experts for his contribution to China's scientific progress through his work in renewable energy.
UNSW has been judged one of the top three universities in Australia for the quality of its learning and teaching, and assessed as number one in Australia for its teaching performance in business and law.
Science magazine Cosmos has named the top 10 young scientists in Australia - and two of them are UNSW researchers chasing very big advances in the very small worlds of molecular engineering and quantum physics.
In public imagination, the sabre-toothed cat Smilodon ranks alongside Tyrannosaurus rex as the ultimate killing machine. Powerfully built, with upper canines like knives, Smilodon was a fearsome predator of Ice-Age America's lost giants.