Solarcell inside

UNSW solar cell researchers have posted a world record double in a breakthrough that promises to make solar power more efficient and affordable.

Young women today are just as likely as 1950s housewives to want taller husbands who earn more money than them, says Stanford Professor Paula England speaking at the Australian Social Policy Conference at UNSW.

The outstanding contributions of UNSW staff to improving student learning have been recognised with seven citations from the Australian Learning and Teaching Council.

There have been no breaches of network security at the University despite claims by online hacker group LulzSec that it has obtained passwords for email addresses at UNSW.

Appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia, law professor George Williams leads a high-profile group of UNSW academics and alumni recognised in the Queen's Birthday honours.

UNSW has become the first Australian university to be awarded five stars in the new QS Stars rating system, which measures institutional performance against international benchmarks.

Key representatives from government, UNHCR and refugee groups will discuss solutions for Australia and the Asia Pacific at a major refugee conference at UNSW.

UNSW researchers will use a Linkage grant to develop new technology allowing oral delivery of vaccines, with potential for considerable impact in developing countries.

Murphet inside

The international profile of Australian modernism research will be raised by a new centre at UNSW, led by Professor Julian Murphet.

Australia actually has the lowest middle or upper class welfare in the OECD, write Professor Peter Whiteford and Dr Gerry Redmond.