Winter 2016

UNSW's three new Deans say creative and innovative thinking will be their driving force

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In a world impacted by poverty and natural disasters, David Sanderson – the inaugural Judith Neilson Chair in Architecture – is teaching his students to build resilience, not skylines. 

Photographer Nick Cubbin has captured the often-overlooked beauty of waterbird feathers for a project that aims to plot the movements of Australia’s wetland birds.

Australia’s first payload of scientific experiments blasts off for the International Space Station in November, thanks to a group of high schoolers and UNSW space entrepreneur Solange Cunin. 

A common fabric dye pumped into coal seams could hold the key to increased gas yields and reduced emissions, marking a major step forward in the transition to a cleaner energy future.

A new book by Madeline Gleeson reveals the reality of life for refugees on Manus Island and Nauru. 

UNSW solar cell researchers have broken yet another world record, squeezing even more electricity from a beam of sunlight. 

Research shows you could be laughing all the way to the bank if you embrace humour in your business.

Student volunteers are breathing life into ailing medical machines in rural Cambodia, returning home with valuable insights into a country with a complex past. 

Improving budget transparency is key to ensuring citizens engage with government, and Africa is leading the way.

"I wanted the installation to be carnivalesque – like a kitsch love-o-meter,” says Edison Chen of I LOVE YOU, the installation that captured hearts at this year’s Sydney Vivid.

Data captured from microwave signals firing at an electron every five milliseconds form the basis of this vibrant, spinning image that expresses the beauty at the heart of quantum physics. 

Charlotte Brontë transformed her lived experience into the world of Jane Eyre. Now a lavishly illustrated book will explore the famous author’s romantic realism.

The latest books by UNSW academics.

The man in charge of attracting the best and brightest students to UNSW explains why sometimes you need to take a leap into the unknown.

All UNSW's top news stories, from our diversity champions and quantum research honours, to high praise in the national book industry awards.