Veena Sahajwalla


The world’s first microfactory that can transform the components from electronic waste (e-waste) items such as discarded smart phones and laptops into valuable materials for re-use has been launched at UNSW Sydney, with the Minister for the Environment, Gabrielle Upton, in attendance.


The Australian Human Rights Institute is a new initiative at UNSW Sydney that is bringing together researchers from different disciplines to find solutions to human rights challenges.


Australia has presented India’s Narendra Modi with replica Mahatma Gandhi spectacles – made entirely from waste using breakthrough recycling technology developed at UNSW.


UNSW has launched an initiative to address the gender gap in entrepreneurship and encourage more female students into the technology-based startup economy.


There’s much more at stake at Australian steelmaker Arrium than today’s jobs, writes Veena Sahajwalla.


More than 300 high school students attending a Women in Science symposium have been encouraged by the NSW Minister for Women, Pru Goward, to pursue careers in STEM to shape a better world.


NSW Minister for Women Pru Goward will join high school students, leading female scientists and industry representatives tomorrow at a Women in Science Symposium at The Australian National Maritime Museum co-hosted by UNSW.

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Green manufacturing in micro-factories offers an exciting future for regional Australia, writes Veena Sahajwalla.


The Science 50:50 initiative has a simple premise – since half of the population is female, why not also half the scientists and technologists?


More than 200 female high school students heard inspiring stories from leading female scientists and industry representatives at the Sydney launch of UNSW's Science 50:50 initiative.