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Three UNSW academics take to the stage tonight for a display of learning and laughter as part of the Sydney Comedy Festival.

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UNSW academics David Sinclair and Justine Rogers are among a stellar line up of speakers at this weekend’s TEDxSydney – the festival of ideas worth spreading.

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UNSW deplores all forms of racism and discrimination and condemns in the strongest possible terms the virulent anti-Semitic comments made on social media in relation to the opening of a Max Brenner shop on campus.

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How quickly the aspiration of having 10 Australian universities in the world’s top 100 can be sacrificed on the altar of political expediency, writes Professor Iain Martin.

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The logic of trying to improve the quality of school education - a laudable goal - by harming university education would escape most people, writes UNSW Vice-Chancellor Professor Fred Hilmer.

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Could we one day live to 150 with the help of a pill? A new class of anti-ageing super drugs that targets 20 age-related diseases is on the horizon. Read the full story in the latest issue of Uniken.

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The risk with the current MOOCs debate is that it too narrowly defines the challenge universities are facing simply as the impact of mass delivery of cheap content, writes Professor Iain Martin.

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The outstanding achievements of leaders from business, architecture, medicine, law and the military have been recognised at the annual UNSW Alumni Awards.

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The numbers used to measure performance in educational institutions create a lot of discussion - and angst - because of their obvious imperfections, writes Merlin Crossley.