The energy consumption of buildings and their contribution to energy poverty and climate change is the topic of UNSW's next Utzon Lecture, tonight Wednesday 28 September.

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UNSW will lead Australia’s first medical cannabis trial. Image: iStock.

A world-first clinical trial led by UNSW to assess whether medicinal cannabis can enhance the quality of life for patients with advanced cancer will enrol its first patients in the coming months.


Professor Simon Jackman, Professor Jennifer Hochschild and Bob Carr dissect the US Presidential election campaign at UNSW. Photo: Jaime Au

Picking a winner in the tumultuous US Presidential race is a fraught exercise, a panel of experts has told a conference audience at UNSW.

Majority opposition to same-sex marriage is concentrated in rural areas, and rural Queensland in particular, according to research presented at the Australian Political Studies Association annual conference at UNSW on Tuesday.

Sixty per cent of Australians say they would be concerned if a relative married a Muslim, according to research presented at UNSW's 2016 Australian Political Studies Association Conference.


Google Verily's Dr Tom Insel delivers the UNSW Wallace Wurth Lecture. Photo: Arunas Klupsas

The world is facing a global health emergency as the rates of mental illness and suicide increase, one of the world’s foremost mental health experts, Dr Tom Insel, has told a packed audience at UNSW’s Wallace Wurth lecture.


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UNSW has continued its steady march up the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, improving four places to 78.

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UNSW has announced a major investment in staff, students and systems as it begins implementing its ambitious 2025 Strategy. The 10-year plan aims to position UNSW as Australia’s global university, among the world’s best.

UNSW has struck a $70 million deal to create a consortium to develop and commercialise technology that could lead to the world’s first quantum computer in silicon.


A report by UNSW Business School’s Nigel Stapledon and Kevin Fox has put the case for a broad-based land tax as the most efficient way of capturing value created by new infrastructure investments. 


Professor of Politics Louise Chappell is one of five distinguished UNSW academics elected as Fellows of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia.

Five UNSW researchers have been recognised for their distinguished achievements by being elected as Fellows of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia. 

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Syrian asylum seekers arrive on Lesvos island, Greece, in October 2015: Photo: Nicolas Economou /

The pledges made by Australia at yesterday's refugee summit in New York are welcome, but fall far short of what is required to make any significant difference to global protection needs, writes Jane McAdam.

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The new RBA Governor reminds the government of its role in keeping the economy on track, and Janet Yellen holds steady on US interest rates, writes Richard Holden.

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Keeping public information about companies locked up behind paywalls and maintained by private interests is not in the public interest, writes Jeffrey Knapp.

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The poor fit between the plebiscite question on same-sex marriage and the legal change required could be a significant problem, writes George Williams. 


Baroness Jean Corston spoke at UNSW Law yesterday about how to stop the rising rates of female imprisonment in Australia.

Australia could end its decade-long trend of incarcerating more women by copying initiatives adopted in the United Kingdom, a former British politician suggests.  


Around 40% of the total energy consumption in developed nations is attributable to buildings. Photo: Shutterstock

The energy consumption of buildings and their contribution to energy poverty and climate change is the topic of UNSW's next Utzon Lecture, tonight Wednesday 28 September.

The passion and commitment of UNSW teaching staff to create unique and exciting ways to enhance student learning has been recognised in national awards for teaching excellence.



A program that will connect UNSW’s world-class researchers with young NSW innovators and businesses to develop their technologies for global markets has received $1 million in funding.


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It's Spring, and time for four in five research funding applicants to hear the words, sorry, it's a no go, writes Rob Brooks.