An education technology start-up spun out of UNSW is one of the big winners in the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation's $20 million Next-Generation Courseware Challenge.
Researchers at UNSW have for the first time used electrical pulses delivered from a cochlear implant to deliver gene therapy, successfully regrowing auditory nerves.
Tech entrepreneur and UNSW alumnus Dr Ori Allon will advise the School of Computer Science and Engineering on ways to encourage students to explore and incubate their start-up ideas.
Isha Deodhar is just about to start her first year of university, but she already has big plans to combine her love for maths, science and engineering to solve the big problems facing society.
Leading Australian medical faculties will unveil a world-first model for health care education utilising next-generation educational technology to improve access and outcomes for students, healthcare professionals and patients.
A world-first interactive replica of Sydney’s CBD created with commercial gaming technology is providing a prototype for international urban planning and security.
The challenge for art and design schools is to prepare students for a world that does not yet exist and for jobs that have not yet been created, writes Ross Harley.
The risk with the current MOOCs debate is that it too narrowly defines the challenge universities are facing simply as the impact of mass delivery of cheap content, writes Professor Iain Martin.
Transistors have continued shrinking, but how much further can they go, asks Adam Burke.
Banks will need to move quickly to embrace the changes that mobile banking is forcing upon them, writes Jonathan Greenacre.