We are living through "the most excitingly disruptive time" and we must view it as an opportunity if the nation is to prosper, Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull has told a public forum at UNSW.


Grupo Arcano's Alberto Chang-Rajii and UNSW's Associate Professor Ashraf Uddin. Photo: Anthony Johnson/Fairfax

Venture capitalist Alberto Chang-Rajii has invested $1.5 million in a research partnership with UNSW engineers to commercialise a new generation of 'paint on' solar cells.


From the live baiting of greyhounds, to Glenn McGrath’s love of hunting, it seems the community is opposed to animal suffering. But what does this mean for the NSW election, asks Siobhan O'Sullivan.


Darren Curnoe

So are we still evolving? What kind of human beings will emerge in the future if we are? UNSW evolutionary biologist Darren Curnoe has the answers in UNSWTV’s new science series, How Did We Get Here? Read more...


The ARC Centre of Excellence for Quantum Computation & Communication team members (L-R) Menno Veldhorst, Andrea Morello, Juha Muhonen and Andrew Dzurak. Photo: Paul Henderson-Kelly

Research breakthroughs in quantum computing have helped make UNSW one of the top three institutions in the country for high-quality science research publications, the latest Nature Publishing Index shows.


Tanya Dyhin - Rebirth (2015)

The Tampa incident and post-Cold War culture have provided rich inspiration for an academic-student pairing in the Redlands Art prize.

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As much as opinion polls are predicting Baird will win the NSW election, a more interesting aspect is whether Labor can make severe inroads into the Coalition majority with a better grassroots campaign in Sydney but also in the bush. Labor boasted of this strategy in Victorian elections.

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Prime Minister Tony Abbott and Treasurer Joe Hockey need to get their budget stories straight because neither the public nor the party room will tolerate being treated like fools, writes Richard Holden.


A person’s “psychological clock”, or innate tendency to focus more on the past, present or future, strongly influences how well they plan for retirement, a UNSW-led study shows.

UNSW’s Big Questions Institute is proud to partner with the Sydney Opera House and Cisco to present physicist and cosmologist Stephen Hawking in his first Australian talk live from Cambridge via the latest technology.



Daniel Chen and the Sunswift team.

A world-first online simulator that allows students to manufacture a solar wafer from scratch and race for maximum efficiencies has been launched, extending UNSW’s global leadership in the field.


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A UNSW research initiative to harness 'big data' to defeat dementia has received financial backing from corporate Australia, raising hopes of further insights into the disease.


(l-r) Mary-Anne Frail, Jennifer Ruane, Jo Spangaro and Anthony Zwi, a UNSW research team conducting the NSW Aboriginal and Antenatal Screening Impact Study

A UNSW staff member and photographer has produced a photographic exhibition aimed at raising awareness of violence against women and girls.