More than 200 UNSW students will travel to the Indo-Pacific region next year under the federal government’s New Colombo Plan.

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L-R: Eureka winners: Professors Richard Kingsford and David Keith (Environmental Research), Michelle Simmons (Leadership in Science) and Emma Johnston (promoting understanding of scientific research).

UNSW scientists working on quantum computing, marine science and threatened ecosystems have won three prestigious Australian Museum Eureka Prizes – for leadership, science communication, and environmental research.

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David Sanderson. Photo: Oxford Brookes University

International disaster risk-reduction expert Professor David Sanderson has been appointed the inaugural Judith Neilson Chair in Architecture at UNSW.

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Formalising consultation with Indigenous people through a constitutionally mandated advisory group is an innovative and meaningful solution to the recognition deadlock, legal experts say.

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UNSW researchers estimate the flu vaccine is as effective as other heart attack preventative measures (iStock).

If you’re over 50 and get the flu jab, you’ll not only help to keep the dreaded lurgy at bay but you could also reduce your risk of a heart attack.

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Dr Neil deGrasse Tyson

In a video interview, the famous American astrophysicist discusses time and asteroids, city life and selfies – and the latest discoveries about Tim Tams.  

 

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Neil deGrasse Tyson talks to UNSW Science presenter Don Kountouris about losing our connection with the night sky, intelligent life on other planets and the potential for human extinction on Earth.

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The new cancer drug developed by UNSW researchers is based on a molecule that shuts off a cancer cell’s energy production. (iStock).

Patients with hard-to-treat tumours could know within six months whether a cancer drug developed at UNSW is more effective than traditional chemotherapy, allowing them to live a relatively normal life during treatment.

Islamic State is copying the Nazis in selling valuable artefacts to fund its atrocities and destroying significant cultural sites, writes Lucas Lixinski​.

If Tehran lies about its treatment of Baha’is, who can trust it on its nuclear agreement, writes Fariborz Moshirian.

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A huge proportion of Australia's richest people are amassing their wealth via political connections rather than via business innovation, write Paul Frijters and Gigi Foster.

China stock market crash

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The Chinese stock market has moved into an irrational mode, says Fariborz Moshirian from the UNSW Business School. The question is, what next?

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Fresh Science comp challenges scientists to communicate their research before the sparkler runs out. Image: iStock

UNSW has six finalists in the NSW Fresh Science competition that provides training to early career researchers on how best to communicate their science.

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Curator and UNSW Art & Design candidate Zoe Butt

Curator and PhD candidate, Zoe Butt, has taken her passion for arts and culture to the World Economic Forum’s Young Global Leader’s summit.

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UNSW's triumphant robot soccer team have returned home from the RoboCup world soccer championship in China, with the winner's trophy in their grasp for the second year in a row.

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Garduate salary is only one factor to consider – and not necessarily the most important – when it comes to choosing a university, write Andrew Norton and David Carroll.

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Attempts are being made to silence animal rights activists through controversial legislation being introduced in state parliament, writes Siobhan O'Sullivan.

Open Day

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Find out how your career vision can become reality and get a feel for campus life, at UNSW Open Day on Saturday 5 September.