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Solar car race

Our solar car team amongst best in the world

Heavy rain, headwinds of up to 60 kilometres per hour, cattle grids and limited weather tracking equipment didn't stop the Western Sydney University Solar Team from finishing sixth in the world.

Professor Chris Knapp
Western appoints new Chair of Architecture

Western has appointed internationally-recognised researcher, educator and practitioner, Professor Chris Knapp, as inaugural Chair of Architecture within the School of Computing, Engineering and Mathematics.

University law student Marija Yelavic
Western student takes out 'Law Student of the Year' title

University law student Marija Yelavic is an editor, publisher, mentor, community advocate - and now the 2017 'Law Student of the Year'. Marija is 22-years-old, and is in the fifth year of her Bachelor of International Studies/ Bachelor of Laws degree at Western Sydney University.

New Science Building opening
New Science Building a boost for STEM education and research

Western has launched its new $30 million Science Building on Parramatta South campus, significantly expanding the University’s capacity to produce the highest quality science, psychology, social work and art therapy graduates and researchers for the Western Sydney region.

Innovative new musical work


Western Sydney inspires innovative new musical work

World class musicians will gather in Penrith to present the preview of a new musical work fusing Western and Eastern artistic traditions. The work – a CreateNSW development – consists of two film sequences.

Culturally-sensitive treatments for chronic pain
Study finds culturally-sensitive treatments for chronic pain more effective

A Western Sydney University study has found that pain is experienced differently between cultures. Traditional treatment methods for chronic pain may not be effective for people from culturally diverse backgrounds.

Western welcomes connectivity

Western welcomes connectivity in NSW Government planning

The University welcomed the focus on connecting jobs, housing and services in jointly announced plans by the Greater Sydney Commission and Transport for NSW. The respective ‘Regional’ and ‘Future Transport’ strategies outline NSW Government priorities for Greater Sydney over the coming decades.


Staff Profiles

60 seconds with Michael Sankey

As the Director of Learning Transformations, Michael leads a team of academic and professional staff to extend opportunities for our students through the application of a transformative learning agenda.

60 seconds with Professor Janice Aldrich-Wright

With almost 30 years at Western Sydney University, Professor Aldrich-Wright is committed to teaching undergraduate and postgraduate students, as well as leading the Science and Gender Equity (SAGE) initiative.