The world’s first Extended Depth of Focus contact lens, for people who experience blurred vision while doing close-up work like reading or sewing, has been granted approval by the US Food and Drug Administration.


UNSW Arts and Social Sciences has become a key partner of the Sydney Film Festival to showcase the best of international and local cinema.

Rumination depression

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Unless you’re Pollyanna, you know how it feels to sink into the doldrums. But when does dwelling on the negative go too far?


UNSW has claimed the top spot nationally for Accounting and Finance in the 2015 QS university rankings. Eighteen of our subject areas made it into the world’s top 50.

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Consumers curious about how much rooftop solar systems could reduce their electricity bills can now find out with the click of a mouse, thanks to an innovative tool developed by a UNSW researcher.

Uttam Kumar

Uttam Kumar

He beat 37,000 other hopefuls to study in Australia. Now Uttam Kumar has won a prestigious PhD scholarship from UNSW to tackle the growing problem of e-waste.

Physics superstar Professor Stephen Hawking, and his daughter Lucy, a renowned author, have been awarded the 2015 UNSW Medal for Science Communication. Professor Hawking wowed audiences at the Sydney Opera House, beaming in from Cambridge via hologram technology thanks to a partnership with Cisco and UNSW's Big Questions Institute. 

Project StepCity footprint

Can we help find a better way through inner city congestion? A cross-faculty team of five UNSW Australia students have created ‘Project StepCity’ as their entry into the inaugural U21 Global Ingenuity Challenge.

Movement educator, Charemaine Seet

Movement educator, Charemaine Seet, demonstrates mind-body techniques to students.

Animation students are getting out from behind their computers to learn body movement techniques designed to bring their characters to life.

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Willpower is a wonderful thing. But when it comes to controlling how much we eat, research shows there’s so much more on the table.