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First stage of world-class Innovation Quarter health and commercial precinct opens at Westmead

Western Sydney University and Charter Hall are set to celebrate the opening of the first stage of the Westmead Innovation Quarter (iQ) – an extraordinary $350 million precinct investment in world-class health, medical and education research that is delivering benefits for the people of western Sydney.


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New vision for a global, liveable and sustainable Parramatta by 2035

Greater Parramatta will become a truly global, liveable and sustainable city by 2035, according to a new, visionary report by Western Sydney University.

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New analysis highlights entrenched inequities impacting western Sydney’s surging skilled labour market

Centre for Western Sydney analysis of 2021 Census data, revealed a surge in western Sydney’s skilled labour market as well as entrenched inequities putting those gains at risk.

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Find out how postgraduate studies can unlock a meaningful career

Growing up Charlotte Tipple aspired to be everything from an actress to a doctor. Postgraduate studies at Western Sydney University unlocked a fulfilling career in research for her.

Western Sydney University named world’s best for sustainable development

Western Sydney University has been named number one in the world for its social, ecological and economic impact in the latest Times Higher Education (THE) University Impact Rankings.


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Study finds Australian drylands are vulnerable to the negative impact of overgrazing

A new international study including researchers from this University has found that increased grazing can have positive effects on ecosystem services, but these effects can turn negative in warmer, species-poor drylands, a landscape common in Australia.


The time to save a turtle is now

During Turtle Month this November, scientists are asking everyday Australians to help save turtles from extinction by joining an innovative citizen science project.




Expert opinion

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Opinion: Tested positive to COVID? Go easy on yourself – try not to rush back to work or exercise

With COVID isolation rules largely gone, some people feel pressured to rush back to work, school, or other activities after testing positive to COVID.


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Opinion: ‘We had to Google a lot’: what foster and kinship carers looking after babies told us about the lack of support

Foster and kinship carers are volunteers who provide day-to-day care to children who are unable to live safely with their parents.




Awards and appointments

Western Sydney University celebrates alumni successes and raises $2 million for life-changing refugee scholarships

The University has recognised the outstanding contributions of its alumni community and raised $2 million for refugee and asylum seeker scholarships as part of its Town & Gown gala.


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Future of health in good hands thanks to award-winning medical student Jennifer Budimulia

Western Sydney University medical student, Jennifer Budimulia, has been recognised as one of NSW’s most outstanding international students in this year’s International Student Awards.