Social Affairs

Moya inside

Ahead of her first posting as an Australian diplomat, UNSW PhD graduate Moya Collett has won a major national prize for her research on conflict and peacekeeping in West Africa.

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Problem gamblers are being created at a rate of almost one for every new poker machine introduced, new research has found.

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Plans for mandatory internet filtering may see a wide range of material disappear from computer screens, according to research led by a UNSW academic.

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A social scientist, a solar expert and a man who is changing the not-for-profit sector are UNSW researchers named among the 100 most influential people in Sydney.

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Research into oxygen deprivation at high altitudes and policies to improve economic growth in resource-rich countries will be pursued by two UNSW graduates awarded General Sir John Monash scholarships.


Voicing youth concerns and holding governments to account are among the goals of UNSW's young climate change activists heading to Copenhagen this month.

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UNSW has launched Australia's first research and teaching program dedicated to lifting leadership standards in education and improving student outcomes.

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Radically redesigned train stations and mobile art galleries are among ideas for Sydney explored by young architects in a new exhibition.

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UNSW Chancellor David Gonski's "extraordinary leadership" in philanthropy has been recognised with a major award from the Business/Higher Education Round Table.

One of Australia's leading experts in early childhood education, Professor Deborah Brennan, has been elected to the Academy of Social Sciences.