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UNSOMNIA

Killer robots, disaster recovery, youth depression, climate change and rising inequality were among the pressing global issues tackled at UNSOMNIA, UNSW’s Grand Challenges launch event.

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From promoting rural medical education and researching renewable energy to inspiring country students into higher education, UNSW is committed to making a difference to regional Australia.

Trump

Brexit, the US election and the parlous state of public leadership in Australia are not anomalies. They represent a dire crisis of public confidence in expertise, knowledge and evidence, writes Rob Brooks.

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In a ‘post-truth’ world of divisive debate, are we facing a crisis of confidence in knowledge and expertise? It’s one of the questions to be addressed at UNSOMNIA: What keeps me up at night? at UNSW this Thursday.

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UNSW research expertise in marine ecology, materials science, mental health and nutrition has been showcased in the inaugural BBC Future’s World-Changing Ideas Summit in Sydney.

Indian student

A new program of cooperation and collaboration with India will see UNSW involved in a range of undergraduate and postgraduate initiatives over the coming decade.

Emma Johnston

UNSW Professor and Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research) Emma Johnston has won the Emerging Leader Award in The Australian Financial Review 2016 Higher Education Awards.

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Join UNSW President and Vice-Chancellor Professor Ian Jacobs and 12 UNSW experts as they share what keeps them up at night. UNSOMNIA – Thursday December 1st, Leighton Hall UNSW. 

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To launch UNSW’s Grand Challenges Program, 12 leading thinkers will tackle some of the most pressing issues facing humanity in a fast-paced program of thought-provoking presentations.

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Social policy researcher in disability services Kristy Muir has been appointed CEO of the Centre for Social Impact.

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