UNSW Grand Challenges

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Relationships with machines can never be a substitute for human contact, a UNSW Grand Challenges discussion heard this week. 

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The new Member for Wentworth, Kerryn Phelps, helped present the climate policy, which taxes carbon dioxide emissions and compensates all Australian households.

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The release of a key Red Cross report at UNSW Sydney highlighted the risk to low-income communities in the Asia-Pacific.

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What will happen in the next sexual revolution? When will machines become smarter than humans? The Festival of Dangerous Ideas, presented this year for the first time in conjunction with UNSW, asked some fascinating questions.

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Professor David Sanderson will steer investigation of the pressing issues of rapid urbanisation, including threats facing low-income urban settlements.

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New UNSW Sydney report introduces Social Return Accounting, an innovative method for measuring the value of government expenditures.

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Clinical psychologist Frank Neuner told a UNSW Grand Challenges event that storytelling can be effective in treating refugees who have experienced trauma such as rape and torture.

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UNSW Magazine sat down with Lyria Bennett Moses, Robert Brooks and Maurice Pagnucco to discuss the latest Grand Challenge, Living With 21st Century Technology. This is an edited version of the conversation.

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UNSW Sydney’s UNSOMNIA made a triumphant return to a sold-out audience, posing an important question: what needs to change?

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Sex, humility, the power of the sun, travelling to outer space, poverty, and more sex – just some of the topics to be covered at the 2nd UNSW UNSOMNIA event on Friday.

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