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


L-R: Ian Jacobs, Malcom Turnbull, Sam Mostyn, Herbert Huppert

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.


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With the loss of government funding for Future Fellowships, we risk impeding the development of a generation of younger researchers and losing our highest achievers to other nations, writes Les Field.


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.


An image from the cover of James Donald's 'Some of These Days'

A record number of UNSW staff, students and alumni are appearing in this year’s Sydney Writers' Festival, tackling the theme “How to Live?”

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Economics and the 2015 Cricket World Cup
With the Cricket World Cup attracting fans globally to Australia and New Zealand, it’s been a big year in the economics of international sport. And the associated benefits in tourism and marketing show it’s much more than a game on the world stage.

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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.



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.


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.


(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.