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UNSW will receive $13.2 million in Linkage grants from the Australian Research Council, the highest level of funding in the state and the second highest in the country.

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Be entrepreneurs, take responsible risks and contribute to society, former prime minister John Howard urged graduates during a ceremony in which he received an honorary Doctorate of Laws – UNSW's highest honour.

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An Antarctic odyssey; Australia's looming ‘China choice’; and a diminutive female android that interacts with humans – read the latest issue of Uniken in print, online or download the mobile app.

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UNSW Australia has been recognised as one of the world’s top science and technology universities with an invitation to join Globaltech, the Global Alliance of Technological Universities.

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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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