UNSW academics have recommended a former Parramatta children’s home be preserved as a ‘keeping place’ in memory of the Indigenous children committed there over 40 years ago.


UNSW New Generation Network Scholar Vaibhav Gaikwad is helping to tackle India's massive e-waste problem.

UNSW New Generation Network Scholar Vaibhav Gaikwad is reframing Australia-India relations while turning mountains of e-waste into valuable products - including a set of Gandhi spectacles that symbolise India's bid to clean up its environment.


Jazz pianist and composer Satoko Fujii. Photo: Bryan Murray

As the 2017 Roger Covell Fellow, pianist and composer Satoko Fujii has been helping UNSW music students hone their improvising and performance skills.


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As 300 Aboriginal people and Torres Strait Islanders gather at Uluru, Harry Hobbs explains the role of this First Nations Convention in the process of constitutional reform.


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A symposium at UNSW on 26 May will commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Bringing Them Home report.


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A star of Indonesian television is one of the guests visiting UNSW for the Indonesian Students Association of UNSW's ideas conference, ICON 2017.


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The 1967 referendum fell far short in giving people what they thought they were voting for, and in giving Aboriginal people what they wanted from it, write Gabrielle Appleby and Gemma McKinnon. 


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If there is one thing our politicians agree on, it is that Australia's federal system is broken, writes George Williams.

New findings by UNSW neuroscientists represent a whole new way of looking at how our brains make judgements about the environment, and could have applications in telesurgery, prostheses and robotics.


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The emerging field of nanomedicine offers hope for better children’s cancer treatment that will have fewer side effects and improve quality of life for survivors.

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Australia must commit to new “highly secure” systems instead of using inherently vulnerable software and machines, writes Greg Austin.


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In cancer, immune cells infiltrate tumours – but it hasn’t been known which immune cells exit the tumour or where they go next.


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Early warning of increased levels of pollen in the atmosphere could help allergy or asthma sufferers anticipate the onset of illness and begin preventative measures, new research finds.


Jose Ramos-Horta AC: What role should countries like Australia play in providing for those currently fleeing the catastrophes of the Middle East and Africa?

José Ramos Horta has called on Australia's politicians to consider welcoming more refugees.
In a sold out public lecture at UNSW, the Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and former President of Timor-Leste asked MPs to consider the contributions made by generations of migrants to Australian life.
“Rethink all fears and prejudice,” he said.
“I'm sure you've had a good look at the record of generations of migrants and refugees in this country and you have seen how they have contributed to the prosperity and safety of today's Australia.”
Australia had an opportunity to educate and train refugees and migrants in skills to build the nation, Dr Ramos-Horta said.
“You live … in a privileged, affluent county, an increasingly more open and tolerant one,” he said.
“Australia has changed for the better. Much better.
“Much has to change further to be a boat of safety and peace for all these people, for the poor and unwanted.”
The internationally renowned peacemaker was key to establishing the UNSW Diplomacy Training Program, of which he continues to be a patron.


Linke & Linke's James Linke and UNSW Engineering's Dr Johnson Xuesong Shen with the 3D mapping drone.

UNSW researchers have helped develop an autonomous 3D mapping drone that slashes surveying times and has the potential to save lives, cut costs and even assist in disaster recovery.

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The unrelenting pursuit of happiness may be self-defeating. Joseph Paul Forgas argues we've much to gain from being sad and mad now and again.