Social Affairs

Copenhagen

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

Educational leadership inside

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

Architecture inside

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

Gonski David inside

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.

The Role of Education in the Road to Reconciliation will be discussed by a panel of experts, lead by Professor Pat Dodson, at the University of New South Wales next week.

Adooley inside

With only 40 percent of senior maths teachers university-qualified, there has been a dramatic decline in Australia's international educational standing in the subject, says Professor Anthony Dooley.

Tallpoppies inside

Discovering ways to prevent dementia has helped Dr Michael Valenzuela win a major science gong. He's one of seven UNSW researchers to be awarded Young Tall Poppy prizes - a record haul for any university.

Futurist and innovator Chris Luebkeman outlines four plausible futures in a public lecture at UNSW. His multimedia presentation is based on the premise that "the future is over sold and under imagined".

Sprc report inside

A snapshot of Australia's young people shows high rates of obesity and mental illness and vulnerability to drug and alcohol abuse.

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