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New high-tech facility to help meet Australia’s growing demand for fresh food

Australia’s first National Vegetable Protected Cropping Centre launched today thanks to a multi-million dollar joint initiative between Hort Innovation and Western Sydney University.


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Researcher joins international effort using science to bridge the East-West divide

A Western Sydney University researcher has joined the ranks of an international non-profit organisation that will use science to mediate tensions and encourage peace between Western and Middle-Eastern nations.

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ARC grants recognise high-impact, multidisciplinary research at Western

The Australian Research Council (ARC) has announced more than $3 million in funding for eight Discovery Projects and one ARC Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA).

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Sisters of Charity scholarships foster student success

A group of five students from Western Sydney University who have lived in foster or kinship care have been awarded scholarships from the Sisters of Charity Foundation.

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Western introduces its own Academy Awards for excellence

Western Sydney University has hosted a special awards ceremony, to celebrate the achievements of staff and students affiliated with The Academy.


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Plants release more carbon dioxide into atmosphere than expected

A new study involving Western Sydney University, The Australian National University (ANU) and international collaborators has found that plants release more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere through respiration than expected, and the problem will worsen with climate change.


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Exercise increases brain size, new research finds

Aerobic exercise can improve memory function and maintain brain health as we age, a new Australian-led study has found.




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NAPLAN only tells part of the story of student achievement

The National Assessment Program – Literacy And Numeracy (NAPLAN) had its 10th birthday this year, but few well-wishers came to the party.


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After postal vote, we will never think of western Sydney the same way again

Who will defend the rights of pastry chefs who "conscientiously object" to baking a cake for a gay wedding? With the results in, some parliamentarians will no doubt choose to contend with that very question.




Awards and appointments

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Western introduces its own Academy Awards for excellence

Western Sydney University has hosted a special awards ceremony, to celebrate the achievements of staff and students affiliated with The Academy.


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Bronze award for Western Sydney University tourism program

Western Sydney University was awarded a bronze medal at the 2017 NSW Tourism Awards, during a gala event in Sydney last night.



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Emergency nurses’ narratives: an intimate encounter with burnout

Researchers at Western Sydney University are investigating what it is like for registered nurses working within busy hospital emergency departments and exploring the issues around stress and burnout.


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November weather spells a troublesome time for turtles

November is Turtle Month, and according to a Western Sydney University researcher it is also an important time to be on the look-out for our river-dwelling friends.