INSPIRED stories

Student Yannick de Silva and Professor Archie Johnston, Dean, Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies Student Yannick de Silva and Professor Archie Johnston, Dean, Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies

Stemming a skills shortage

An anonymous donor has provided a generous gift of $5 million to fund a Teacher Enrichment Academy for science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) teachers at the University of Sydney.

Undergraduate students explore career and research options at the CPC

Training the next generation of researchers and students is essential to overcoming obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease. The Charles Perkins Centre (CPC) Summer Research Scholarship program, funded through philanthropy, allows our brightest students to experience advanced research training opportunities and see first-hand how research contributes to breakthroughs.

Generous gift supports Charles Perkins Centre

A $3 million gift from supporters Judith and David Coffey will assist early career researchers at the Charles Perkins Centre. Find out how you can support researchers at our latest research, education and clinical facility.

Quest for respect

The Henry Halloran Trust is working to advance town planning through initiatives such as this annual lecture, which invites distinguished academics from around the world to undertake research and discussions on issues pertaining to urban development. The Henry Halloran Trust was made possible by a generous donation from Mr Warren Halloran in memory of his father, Henry Halloran, an innovator of urban planning and residential design in NSW in the first half of the 20th century.

In memory of Marie

The Marie Wilkinson Prize both celebrates and furthers the work of an admired and respected teacher, public service adviser, policy advocate, and social worker.

School students get a taste of university life

Almost 700 primary school children enjoyed their first hands-on experience of university yesterday as part of the Year 3 Discover Uni program. Read on to discover how you can support the University’s Compass program.

Philanthropy animates mechatronics lab

A new-look, state-of-the-art laboratory that will enhance the learning experience of more than 240 mechatronics students at the University of Sydney has been officially opened.

Helping us breathe easier

On World Asthma Day, 6 May, the University recognised the leading research of the Faculty of Pharmacy. The research team is looking at the possibility of harnessing proteins in the body to limit symptoms of asthma.


The 2013 edition of INSPIRED Giving showcases the impact of giving on our community. We find out what has inspired some of our donors to make a difference, and meet some of the people who have benefitted from their support.