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Sky’s the limit as New Colombo Plan students prepare to jet to Asia

Three Western Sydney University students have been awarded New Colombo scholarships by the Australian government to study in the Indo-Pacific region.


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The Academy wins Learning Experience award

Western Sydney University’s The Academy program has taken out the top prize in the Learning Experience category as part of the Australian Financial Review’s annual Higher Education Awards.



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Over-confidence about condom skills puts festival goers at risk

A milestone survey of young people attending a NSW music festival has found that while most felt confident about their condom usage, a significant number had used condoms inconsistently or incorrectly.

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Chinese judges preparing for reform visit Western Sydney University

A delegation of Chinese judges looking to learn about Australian law while China is undertaking judicial reform has visited Western Sydney University on a fact-finding mission.

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Widevision showcases best of engineering

In a world constantly changing and in need of technological growth Western Sydney University engineering students presented their innovative project designs to industry partners at the 2016 Widevision showcase.


Research success stories

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Unique tree chambers allowing scientists to bring the heat

The tree chambers allow scientists to control temperature, humidity, CO2 concentration and water availability of each tree, granting them a valuable opportunity to turn up the dials to see how they’ll react to climate change.


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Study discovers the cultural tastes of modern Australians

A landmark survey has uncovered significant divides in the cultural tastes of Australians, with class, level of education, age, and ethnic heritage the key drivers behind Australians’ cultural preferences.




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These are the characteristics of people most likely to cut corners at work

In a newly published study, we found that employees who “cut corners” tend to be morally compromised, low in conscientiousness, self-focused and impulsive.


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Changes for off-the-plan foreign buyers rely on a broken supply argument

The government is proposing changes to the foreign investment framework that will allow a foreign real estate investor to purchase an off-the-plan dwelling when another foreign investor has failed to reach settlement.




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Participants needed for text message weight-loss study

Western Sydney University students at the University Centre for Rural Health (UCRH) are conducting research to investigate how regular text messages from health experts can assist with weight loss and healthy habits.


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Western Sydney University investigates new weight-loss technique

Researchers at Western Sydney University are investigating a new and innovative psychological treatment to help people lose weight.