Grenfell Tower residents tragically got the world's attention only after a disastrous fire. So what would public housing residents in Australia say about their living conditions?

The annual flu season adds up to 17,000 more patients a year to NSW emergency departments, an increased demand for services that is pushing hospitals close to the edge, a new study reveals.


UNSW and WeTouch representatives at the the launch, including (from second left) Dr Peter French, Professor Brian Boyle, Professor Emma Johnston and Guangde Cai.

New types of touchscreens that would be very robust but also sensitive enough to detect ten fingers at once are to be developed in a research partnership between UNSW Science and Chinese company WeTouch.


A successful science career is founded in a solid publication track record. Photo: Shutterstock

Journal Impact Factors are unreliable and may be gamed. But they can still offer value, writes Merlin Crossley.


Award-winning soprano Greta Bradman and Australian Mental Health Prize Advisory Group chair Ita Buttrose, launch the 2017 prize at UNSW.

Nominations are open for the 2017 Australian Mental Health Prize, recognising those who have made outstanding contributions to either the promotion of mental health or the prevention and treatment of mental illness.

UNSW scientists are encouraging people who have been rescued from the water by a bystander, or who have helped save the life of someone else in trouble, to take part in a citizen lifesaver survey.


NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard and NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian at the official opening of the Bright Building, Randwick, in April 2017.

The NSW Government’s additional $220 million investment in the Randwick Health and Education Precinct is an exciting opportunity to create a uniquely integrated hospital-university campus.


Dr Elizabeth Eastland

UNSW Sydney is delighted to announce the appointment of Elizabeth Eastland to the position of Director Entrepreneurship.


Researchers at UNSW's Black Dog Institute have found that adding a dedicated exercise programme to usual care shows significant benefits to suffferers of depression, anxiety and PTSD.

Research conducted by UNSW's Black Dog Institute has found a direct link between physical exercise and improvement in symptoms of depression, anxiety and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Dr Simon Rosenbaum explains.


Healthy physical and social activity happens in public spaces that are designed to encourage this. just1snap/flickr, CC BY-NC-ND

To create urban environments that promote good health, we should start by engaging more closely with residents themselves, write Susan Thompson and Gregory Paine.  


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Research by UNSW cancer specialists and psychologists finds teachers in Australia are uncertain about their role in supporting students with chronic illnesses, and makes four recommendations for improvements.

UNSW and French researchers will work with transport operators to optimise new ‘on-demand’ solutions to improve public transport congestion, economy and safety.

Men’s clothing that lights up according to the wearer's mood, a device that calms autistic toddlers and a virtual exercise coach, all created by UNSW graduates, have dominated the 2017 Young Designer of the Year Awards.


Professor Brian Greene

Professor Brian Greene of Columbia University spoke to UNSW scientist Dr Lucyna Chudczer in an exclusive interview before his ThinkInc talk at ICC Sydney.


Professor Ian Jacobs gives the keynote speech to the Australia for UNHCR World Refugee Day Breakfast in Sydney. Photo: Ken Leanfore

Universities must play their part in tackling the plight of refugees, UNSW Vice-Chancellor Ian Jacobs has told a World Refugee Day event in Sydney.