An innovative nation needs to maintain support for university laboratories, writes Ian Jacobs.


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


With the demand for higher education booming, particularly in China and India, are universities able to satisfy demand? And can Australia become a serious player in this expanding field? 


UNSW has been ranked seventh in a new Times Higher Education global ranking of universities established between 1945 and 1966.


Professor Les Field, Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor, has announced he will step down from his leadership position at the end of 2017 after nearly 13 years in the UNSW Executive.


UNSW has signed an agreement with OpenLearning, the Australia-based online social learning platform, to allow educators to deliver more engaging and active learning experiences to students.


A $20 million partnership between 14 leaders in health, education and medical research in NSW was launched in Sydney today by the NSW Minister for Health and Medical Research, Brad Hazzard. 


We naturally overestimate the risk of rare events, like shark attacks or terrorism. But there are things you can do to think more rationally about the real risk, write Ben Newell, Chris Donkin and Dan Navarro.

Cyclone Debbie

The category four cyclone – the fifth storm of this year's season, and the strongest so far – has buffeted the Queensland coast across a wide area centred on Airlie Beach, writes Liz Ritchie-Tyo.


Last April, in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, before the leaders of both China and Australia, UNSW Sydney signed contracts to host the first-ever Torch science and technology precinct outside China.