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Vice-Chancellor Professor Fred Hilmer has been appointed Chair of Universitas 21, the leading global network of research-intensive universities.

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One of the country’s leading oncologists and researchers, Professor Robyn Ward, is among UNSW staff and alumni to be recognised in this year’s Queen’s Birthday honours.

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With the federal election approaching, policies are needed that end funding uncertainties and consolidate investment in research, writes Merlin Crossley.

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A senior United Nations official has told a UNSW audience it is “inexcusable” that so much food is wasted in the world “when millions do not have enough to eat”.

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A commitment to teaching children about Reconciliation Week has secured a UNSW childcare centre a spot on the Australian Family Education and Care Awards shortlist.

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You can't create a one-size-fits-all formula for research impact. Best instead to provide environments in which creativity and innovation can flourish, writes Les Field.

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Billionaire Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Bill Gates said polio could be eradicated in the next five years, during a special ABC TV Q&A program on global health hosted by UNSW.

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With China investing massive amounts in universities, it's vital for the federal government to make hard policy decisions to ensure our system can be truly globally competitive, writes Professor Iain Martin.

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UNSW has shot up the QS rankings to now have five subjects in the world’s top 20, with Psychology in the top 10, and Australia's highest ranking for Materials Science.

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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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