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.


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.



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.


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...


NHMRC grant recepient UNSW Professor Maria Kavallaris

UNSW researchers have received close to $18 million in NHMRC funding, the top result in NSW and second best nationally.


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.


Singing from the same song sheet? Image: iStock

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.


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.

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.

Distinguished barrister and human rights advocate Julian Burnside will deliver the 2015 Hal Wootten Lecture at UNSW Law on Monday 30 March.


Boats in Sydney's Rushcutters Bay

UNSW scientists have begun surveying the sea floor in the first comprehensive study of the impact of boating infrastructure on marine habitats in Sydney Harbour.


(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.