Jan 31, 2011

Sydney rates well above world standards in ERA evaluation

The University of Sydney has been rated at or above world standard in all 24 of the broad discipline areas in which it was rated in the 2010 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) evaluation program.

Jan 28, 2011

WUN Research Development Fund 2010-2011

The WUN announces the results of its fund for research development.

Jan 20, 2011

Rebuilding Higher Education in post-conflict Iraq

The University of York’s Post-war Reconstruction and Development Unit (PRDU), in partnership with the Institute for International Education (IIE) based in Washington DC, is to host a major international conference on the reconstruction of Higher Education in Iraq.

Jan 14, 2011

Ocean scientists to investigate humpback whales’ Kimberley nursery

Researchers from the Oceans Institute within The University of Western Australia and the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) are to embark on a three-week field trip to one of WA’s most remote regions to investigate ocean circulation and its influence on the ecology of Camden Sound in the Kimberley.

Jan 12, 2011

Medical training in critical condition

By Professor Bruce Robinson. First published in the Sydney Morning Herald.

In my office recently I saw a patient with a large pituitary tumour. It was causing multiple symptoms, including partial blindness. The patient didn’t require surgery; his condition can be managed with medication and he will be cared for entirely as an outpatient.

Jan 12, 2011

The Battle of the Sexes

Scientists have uncovered a rare insight into a war between genes to control the sex of a plant.

Jan 12, 2011

New Life for Old Coal

Researchers at the University of Leeds are exploring a greener, safer and cheaper way of using coal from deep underground seams as an energy source.