UNSW is deeply saddened to learn of the sudden death of Brien Holden, Professor of Optometry. A global leader in research and innovation, Brien has been described as “the most influential optometrist of our generation”.

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Grant Turner's photo of one of UNSW's soccer playing robots is a runner-up in the Scimex multimedia competition. The robot team recently defended its World Championship title at RoboCup 2015 in China.

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The government wants universities to focus on research with commerical return. But many of our most transformative innovations have been derived from basic ­research whose impact was impossible to foresee, writes Les Field.


The completion of the new Ainsworth Building marks the beginning of a new era for the School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering. 

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UNSW Canberra hosted a conversation with the Honourable John Howard OM AC, Australia’s second longest serving Prime Minister, on the subject of leadership, with former UNSW Vice-Chancellor Professor Fred Hilmer AO, on 23 June 2015.


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UNSW researchers have won the highest level of government and industry funding in the latest Australian Research Council’s Linkage Projects scheme.

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Fifteen of the University’s top-performing female academics, including two new Scientia Professors, are featured in the latest edition of Research @UNSW.


Sydney Swans AFL star and former Australian of the Year Adam Goodes has been awarded an honorary Doctor of Letters – UNSW's highest honour – for his dedication to reconciliation and distinguished service to the community.

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Australia's national underwater rugby squad, which includes eight players from UNSW, is about to take on the world's best at the Underwater Rugby World Championships.

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UNSW has recognised the success and leadership of its most “exemplary” graduates at the 2015 Alumni Awards.