To grasp the research opportunities linked to China's big innovation push our universities need to be equally innovative and forward-thinking, writes UNSW Vice-Chancellor Ian Jacobs.


The official launch of the Torch Innovation Precinct at UNSW will represent a huge boost for Australian research. 


The UNSW Torch Innovation Precinct, the first outside China, has the potential to put UNSW at the centre of a global innovation drive and help reset Australia’s relationship with its largest trading partner.

G7 summit

The dropping oil price, China's economic slowdown and the pace of climate change will dominate the Group of Seven leader’s summit this week, predicts UNSW global finance expert Fariborz Moshirian.

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Innovation partnerships with China will help translate research breakthroughs into commercially viable technologies, write Ian Jacobs and Laurie Pearcey.

Xi Jingping

Trade and security should not be the only focus of Malcolm Turnbull's visit to Beijing, writes Elaine Pearson.

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Three important measures of confidence in the Australian economy were released this week, writes Richard Holden.

South China Sea

Washington's foray into the South China Sea signals it will no longer be a passive ­observer of China’s acquisitive ­maritime ­strategy, writes Alan Dupont.


UNSW and Shanghai Jiao Tong University will establish a Joint Innovation Hub in Advanced Materials for the Space Age, the NSW Premier Mike Baird announced in China at the weekend. 


UNSW and China’s prestigious Shanghai Jiao Tong University have increased the size of a joint investment fund designed to mobilise industry investment in research and tap into China’s rapidly rising demand for advanced technology.