The presidents of UNSW, King’s College London and Arizona State University have told the launch of the PLuS Alliance in London that universities have a responsibility to work together to help solve global challenges.

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Announcing an exciting partnership between UNSW Australia, Arizona State University and King's College London that will enable students from all over the world to study with each of these top-tier universities while completing part of their degree online at home.

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Termites might be known for their destructive powers, but new research shows they have innate restraint and an understanding of engineering that would make a master builder weep.

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Study co-author Associate Professor Claire Wakefield from UNSW's School of Women's and Children's Health (Photo: Peter Morris)

Genetic testing for children should only be considered where there are clear medical benefits, say UNSW researchers, who've found the potential harmful effects of testing on children’s mental health remains largely unknown.

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More turmoil and volatility in markets is predicted over the coming weeks and months, which may be good news for hedge fund managers, but not too many others, writes Richard Holden.

Recent amendments to laws extending individual protections against unfair contracts to cover small business may miss the mark in protecting vulnerable franchisees, writes Courtenay Atwell.

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Larry Marshall may be right when he says the question of global warming has been answered. But there are many more climate questions to ask, writes Andy Pitman.

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By taking the dominant language and making it work for you, you create a form of resistance, says Professor Bill Ashcroft.

It's a quarter century since Bill Ashcroft published The Empire Writes Back, a wryly named text that launched the field of postcolonial literary studies. But in an era of refugees, race tensions and cultural conflict, the work is as relevant as ever.

The PLuS Alliance brings together three leading universities to help find research-led solutions to global challenges and expand access to world-class learning.

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Journalist Peter Greste.

Award-winning journalist Peter Greste warns of the dangers of adopting the language of war in this excerpt from 'Journalism in the Age of Terror', the title of the UNSW 2016 Gandhi Oration.

UNSW psychology graduate and former ASPIRE ambassador Ayesha Nazir is heading to Pakistan to fulfil her passion to help disadvantaged children, particularly girls, gain access to education.

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Visitors to one of India’s most iconic museums are lying down and looking up to experience high-resolution images of Mumbai’s spectacular heritage ceilings, as part of an immersive, 3D exhibition.

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Complex human brain activity is governed by the same simple universal rule of nature that explains other phenomena such as the beautiful sound of a finely crafted violin or the spots on a leopard, UNSW scientists have found.

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While most Australians were enjoying their Christmas lunch, medical student Scott Ashby was finishing a 26-hour shift at one of the world’s busiest trauma centres.

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Any end to the fighting in Syria will have to be politically driven and it must be the Syrians themselves who decide the outcome, writes Anthony Billingsley.