Professor John Mitrofanis of the Sydney Medical School has been researching the use of infrared light in the treatment of Parkinson’s disease, with great success.
The University of Sydney has been announced as a founding partner of Westpac Bicentennial Foundation, the single largest private education scholarship program in Australia’s history.
Margaret Hamer was the University of Sydney’s first female graduate in aeronautical engineering, gaining her degree in 1948. Margaret passed away in May 2012, aged 86, but her influence continues as a result of the Margaret Hamer Scholarship for Women in Engineering.
The Animals in Need fund at the Faculty of Veterinary Science is helping cover the cost of much-needed veterinary care for pets from disadvantaged families, or stray and neglected animals and wildlife.
Young, talented jazz musicians can now apply for the Sydney Conservatorium of Music’s first jazz scholarship, thanks to the generosity of jazz lovers, Anthony and Sharon Lee.
A number of donors have supported the Charles Perkins Centre (CPC) and the appointment of professional chairs to lead ground-breaking research on obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease. World-first research from the CPC has found that protein and carbohydrates outweigh calorie counting.
Mark Hazelton is able to undertake a residency in ruminant medicine with the Livestock Veterinary Teaching and Research Unit at the Faculty of Veterinary Science, with the support of the Hugh Hughes bequest.
John Grill, Chairman of the board of WorleyParsons and member of the University of Sydney community was acknowledged for his influence on Australian society in the latest round of Australia Day Honours, announced by the Governor-General.
Mechanical engineering student at the University of Sydney, Leticia Luiz has been presented the NSW International Student of the Year Award for 2013.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander high school students from as far as Darwin and the Torres Strait’s Thursday Island are in Sydney this week for the University of Sydney’s inaugural Wingara Mura – Bunga Barrabugu Summer Program.