At a time when  funding for science is scarce and the public rejects expertise, voters and politicians need to be convinced that research funding is as an investment, not a cost, writes Darren Saunders.


Government should find the money to fund universities and research in line with the kind of country Australia should hope one day to become, writes Rob Brooks. 


UNSW's Minoti Apte has been honoured at the NSW Premier’s Awards for Outstanding Cancer Research for her work on pancreatic cancer.


Nature has named UNSW the region's top 'Rising Star' for its impressive increase in publications in prestigious scientific journals between 2012 and 2015.

science research

Scientists in Britain shuddered at the Brexit poll outcome and Australian scientists will be nervous about a fragile government taking office here, writes Merlin Crossley.


Australian researchers engage in collaborative programs with both the UK and the rest of Europe. So what does Brexit mean for those collaborations?


The latest figures show Australia does not fare well compared with other OECD countries on federal government funding for research and development, write Merlin Crossley and Les Field.


UNSW researchers working to fast-track cancer treatments from the laboratory to the bedside have received major backing in the latest round of funding from The Cancer Institute NSW.

Nicholas Fisk

UNSW has announced the appointment of Professor Nicholas Fisk as Deputy Vice-Chancellor to lead the University's research efforts.

stem cells

Australia needs to develop new and better mechanisms to translate stem cell research into effective therapies, write Martin Pera, Megan Munsie and Richard P Harvey.