Former Prime Minister Julia Gillard speaks of how addressing inequitable access to advances in healthcare can help prevent the cracks of inequality in society.

Henry Hutchison on the lawns of UNSW early 2020.

UNSW Elite Athlete Henry Hutchison. Photo: Megan Maurice/UNSW Sport.

International sport was an impossibility at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic and, for Tokyo Olympian Henry Hutchison, brought the importance of study back into focus.

Health research

The funding is designed to support research on prevention and early intervention that aligns with NSW Health priorities. Image: Shutterstock

NSW Health’s Round Six of the Prevention Research Support Program will fund research on infectious diseases, drug and alcohol use and primary health care.

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UNSW clinical trials have received funding for research which has the potential to improve quality of life and health. Photo: Shutterstock.

Projects testing the cost-effectiveness of vaporised nicotine products to quit smoking and understanding the health factors influencing dementia are among those to receive NHMRC funding.

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Should super be used to break into housing? Photo: Pexels / Jeffrey Czum

With the federal election only days away, debate is raging over the major parties’ housing affordability schemes.

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In the first week of the campaign we journeyed around the country with a team of politics experts. Now we retrace our steps to look at what’s happened since.

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Improved financing models could help address the shortfalls in Australia's aged care. Photo: Shutterstock

A balance between public and private financing is needed to achieve sustainable aged care funding models, says UNSW Business School’s Michael Sherris.

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Researchers from UNSW Water Research Lab mobilised specialised monitoring equipment to get really accurate measurements before and after a storm. Image: UNSW

A new study from the UNSW Water Research Lab has shown that extreme weather events could help buffer beaches from the impact of sea-level rise – by bringing in new sand from deeper waters or from nearby beaches.

The researchers say it's a new way of looking at storms – and hope this research could redefine how we understand the long-term future of coastlines.

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Measures to curb growing rates of opioid use are also making it difficult for people with long-term, chronic pain to get ongoing prescriptions.

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Using machine learning, we analysed meaning and feeling in different translations of an ancient Hindu holy text.

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A Meta spokesperson told The Conversation non-news pages had been taken down by mistake. Whistleblower allegations contradict this.

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We’re lagging behind on the shift to electric vehicles and clean transport. Here’s what we need to do.

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UNSW and University of Newcastle will join forces to lead research commercialisation initiatives that will help Australia and the world transition to sustainable recycling and clean energy solutions and systems. Photo: UNSW.

A recycling and clean energy initiative, led by UNSW Sydney in partnership with the University of Newcastle, has been endorsed to assist the country’s economic recovery under the Trailblazer Universities Program.

Zoe Xirocostas

Zoe Xirocostas

Can weeds help us find answers to the world’s problems? Non-native plants have wreaked havoc on so many of the world's precious ecosystems, but what can they teach us about survival?

Zoe Xirocostas, a third-year PhD candidate in the School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences at UNSW Science, considers what we should know in this final video from a series from the UNSW Centre for Ideas in which UNSW academics and researchers challenge us to think about how we might not just survive, but thrive in this century of uncertainty.

Joyce Wu

Ending violence against women starts with men, their behaviours and attitudes. Changing the social structures starts with a conversation, so how do we encourage men to put women on the agenda?

Joyce Wu, a Lecturer in the School of Social Sciences in Global Development, in UNSW Arts, Design & Architecture, poses answers in this video from a new series from the UNSW Centre for Ideas in which UNSW academics and researchers challenge us to think about how we might not just survive, but thrive in this century of uncertainty.

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Thanks to the effects of COVID-19 on work arrangements, most micromanagers have changed or disappeared. Photo: Shutterstock

Many organisations and their managers need help with implementing optimal hybrid working arrangements, says UNSW Business School’s Karin Sanders.

Engineering student Dylan George’s scholarship is helping him with the simplest of necessities to climb Australian cycling’s ranks.

UNSW's ranking continues its rise in the Times Higher Education Impact Rankings, which measure an institution's research, outreach and stewardship against UN Sustainable Development Goals.

A white ute with 'Wild Deserts' logo under a starry night sky. Reece Pedler shines a spotlight from the ute into the distance.

For Bec West and Reece Pedler, it’s an overnight journey to buy groceries and a 350-kilometre round trip to take the kids to playgroup. But they wouldn’t have it any other way.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has warned nations to prepare for the possibility that Russia will use tactical nuclear weapons.

andy symington

andy symington

Our race for renewables has a dark side, with some of the most important clean energy technologies, such as lithium-ion batteries, bringing unexpected and damaging consequences for human rights and the environment. Although the goals are different, mining for ingredients of lithium-ion batteries can be just as damaging as extraction of some fossil fuels.

UNSW academic Andy Symington researches how our clean energy demands need to not lead to further exploitation of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable. But as consumers, can we help ensure that our transition to a sustainable planet isn’t achieved at the expense of the less fortunate? Andy answers this question in a video that's part of a new series from the UNSW Centre for Ideas in which UNSW academics and researchers challenge us to think about how we might not just survive, but thrive in this century of uncertainty.