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First sods turned on vertical campus in the Bankstown CBD

The first sods have been turned on Western Sydney University’s newest vertical city campus in the Bankstown CBD, triggering the creation of hundreds of new jobs and boosting the economy of South West Sydney.


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Western Sydney University continues to rise in world rankings

Western Sydney University has strengthened its position in the prestigious Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings, rising to 251st in the world and firmly cementing its position within the top two per cent of universities worldwide.

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Western grad set for Oxford and a “magic” career in chemistry

Western extends its congratulations and well-wishes to Sandy Craze – an inspirational alumnus, who is about to embark on a PhD at Oxford University.

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Virtual student placements offer recreation and support for the elderly

Western Sydney University is working in partnership with UNITING NSW.ACT, to offer virtual recreation therapy programs for some of our community’s most vulnerable people.

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Emeritus Professor Scott Bowman AO appointed new Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor

Western Sydney University is pleased to announce the appointment of Emeritus Professor Scott Bowman AO as its new Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor.


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School temperature mapping provides first guidelines for cooler schools

A new research report by Western Sydney University and Macquarie University into the impacts of outdoor heat on school children has made practical design recommendations to better cool our schools.


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Cable internet brings both opportunities and risks to millions of children and young people in the Pacific, reveals new report

Research shows how the rollout of cable internet systems across the Pacific opens up unprecedented learning opportunities for children but also exposes them to new risks of harm.




Expert opinion

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Opinion: When it comes to heritage, family history trumps museums

Heritage has significance. But heritage — collections, buildings, archaeological sites, cultural traditions and other intangible traces of the past — matters in different ways to different people.


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Opinion: A viral hit? The sequence of coronavirus makes surprisingly lovely music

All my life I’ve been involved in music and molecular biology. At the crossroads between science and art, I see great scope for insight.




Awards and appointments

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Prestigious fellowship awarded to leading nurse researcher

Dr Caleb Ferguson, from the Western Sydney Nursing and Midwifery Research Centre at Western Sydney University, has been awarded a Fellowship of the Australian College of Nursing (ACN).


Early career researcher recognised with humanities fellowship

Western Sydney University congratulates Dr Jason Tuckwell, School of Humanities and Communications Arts, who has been awarded a fellowship from the Australian Academy of the Humanities.