Social Affairs

Can modern high-rise buildings make our cities more liveable? Vibrant cities need more than just laneway bars, says Professor of Architecture Xing Ruan, one of the editors of a book to be launched at UNSW tonight.

Future fellows inside

Research to protect women's rights in conflict zones and the development of improved cancer drug delivery systems are among the projects being pursued by 15 outstanding UNSW researchers awarded prestigious Future Fellowships.

One of the world's leading counter-insurgency experts, Dr David Kilcullen, will speak at UNSW next week (Thursday, 3 September).

Dodson deane inside

Former Governor-General Sir William Deane has launched UNSW's Indigenous Policy and Dialogue Research Unit, headed by Professor Patrick Dodson.

UNSW has scored the maximum five-star rating for seven key performance indicators in the 2010 Good Universities Guide.

Flats inside

High-density housing may be the answer to Sydney's urban sprawl but it risks creating an unsustainable society where many apartment dwellers are unhappy in their homes, new research has found.

Korea inside

UNSW will spearhead a government-funded initiative to increase the study of Korean language and culture.

Housing inside

Not-for-profit housing has a key role to play in sustaining affordable, low-income accommodation in our cities, a major housing conference has heard.

In an Australian first, researchers at UNSW will investigate the profile of men likely to pay for sex and why they do it.

Ci inside

NSW Premier Nathan Rees, former Prime Minister Bob Hawke and a senior Chinese delegation were among those celebrating the opening of a Confucius Institute at UNSW.