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While much of the world’s attention was focused last week on the G20 meeting in Hamburg, a historic decision took place at the United Nations in New York.

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China’s audacious $1.8 trillion global infrastructure and construction project, touted as the new Silk Road, is a clear sign of the country’s ambition to be seen as a champion of globalisation and free trade, writes Martin Loosemore.


Former economic adviser to the Obama Administration, Professor Christina Romer will discuss the 2008 global financial crisis and its implications for future economic policy at a free public lecture at UNSW.


UNSW is calling on the world’s best and brightest researchers and PhD scholars to join the University as it continues to invest more than $500 million in recruiting 1,000 of the world’s most talented early and mid-career researchers.


UNSW President and Vice-Chancellor Ian Jacobs says visits by hundreds of thousands of international and lifelong learners on short courses will transform campus life.


Diversity Champion Mark Willcox has launched UNSW’s Gender Affirmation Guidelines, developed to help transgender staff navigate their journey of transition. 


José Ramos-Horta, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and former President of Timor-Leste, will use a public lecture at UNSW to reflect on the humanitarian, moral and political challenges raised by the plight of refugees.


Newly appointed Vice-President International, Marketing and Communications Fiona Docherty talks about new opportunities thanks to digital investment.


Universities need to revitalise the pursuit of knowledge for its own sake, writes Merlin Crossley.


The NDIS roll-out has been criticised for many glitches, but that doesn't mean the scheme is failing, writes Helen Dickinson.