Research for the public good – explorers gather for THE summit pondering our best future

Globally renowned UNSW Sydney figures Professor Michelle Simmons and Sir Fraser Stoddart will be among featured speakers when UNSW Sydney co-hosts the Times Higher Education Research Excellence Summit: Asia-Pacific from 19-21 February. The summit, which is themed on 'Research for the public good', will explore the expanding benefits of university research on society and debate the agenda for excellence higher education. The 2018 Global Energy Prize winner, UNSW Scientia Professor Martin Green, will be among other celebrated figures at the conference, which will explore challenges confronting university performance in the region.

Publicly funded research brings social and economic benefits for all. It’s critical that the global academic community continues to champion this work, says Ian Jacobs.

Don’t fixate on funding cuts and market challenges, UK-born star scientist Michelle Simmons tells Australian peers.

Professor David Sanderson is applying his background in humanitarian response and management, to address the needs of people in the most vulnerable areas of the world. 

“Non-communicable diseases continue to pose a major threat to global health and economic development. We need measurable outcomes and long-term care solutions to make governments accountable in the battle against these largely preventable diseases.”

Scientia Professor David Waite is improving environmental outcomes at home in Australia and around the world.

UNSW Sydney – and Australia – is at the forefront in the quest to develop the world’s first commercial scale quantum computer.

As a leading authority in marine ecology, Professor Emma Johnston is a prominent advocate for more women at the top tiers of science.

“The time of solar has arrived and this is good news for the world.”

“We cannot hand over the decision as to who lives and who dies to machines. They do not have the ethics to do so.”

Waste microfactories are revolutionising recycling as the world’s waste crisis continues to escalate.

UNSW's Social Policy Centre has found a receptive audience in China.

Thin, flexible panels that will revolutionise how we use solar energy are on the drawing board at UNSW.