Dick Hunstead, a Sydney University academic donated $1.4 million to the Sydney Institute for Astronomy. Hunstead has been an astronomer at the University ever since his PhD days 50 years ago.
The University recognises Social Inclusion Week (22 – 30 November) which aims to ensure all Australians are included, valued and provided the opportunity to participate fully in society.
A new academy that aims to inspire teaching excellence in mathematics, science and technology skills among Australian high school teachers will enrol its first class this weekend at the University of Sydney.
More than 600 donors joined University leadership and academics in the Great Hall and Quadrangle on Friday evening to celebrate another successful year of philanthropy to support our teaching and research.
In 2013 there were 382 million people living with diabetes globally. This is expected to increase by 55 percent to 592 million in the next two decades, however the Charles Perkins Centre is working to tackle this.
Lend Lease and the University of Sydney have announced a $700,000 scholarship fund to support Sydney’s next John Bradfield, designer of the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
The Sydney Medical School Foundation has received a significant boost to its Timor-Leste Health Fund, thanks to the Rotary Club of Sydney, Rotary District 9675 and The Rotary Foundation.
On Thursday 6 November, Professor John Romalis from the University of Sydney’s School of Economics will explore the resilience of international trade in the recent global recession compared with the Great Depression as part of the Insights 2014: Lecture Series.
The Chancellor, in partnership with Westpac, has established the University of Sydney Chancellor’s Women’s Market Scholarship, which is designed to support a young woman from a low socio-economic background through her undergraduate studies.
Efforts to control plant diseases which contribute significantly to global hunger will be the centerpiece of this year’s Sydney Science Forum – a free public lecture – at the University of Sydney.