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Western ranked in the top 1.5 per cent of the world’s universities for social, ecological and economic impact

Western Sydney University has cemented its reputation as one of the world’s top universities following the release of the latest Times Higher Education (THE) University Impact Rankings.


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Centre for Western Sydney releases ‘report card’ on the NSW Government

New analysis of the NSW Government’s mid-term performance in Western Sydney reveals that while it scores an ‘A’ for its work in health – in particular, its pandemic response – it falls short on key priorities like education and housing.

National study finds disadvantaged Australian adults are the least media literate

Australian adults who live in regional areas, older Australians, people with low levels of education, and people who are living with a disability are more likely to have a lower media ability, a new national study has found.

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Vale Carla Zampatti

Western Sydney University has paid tribute to the legendary Carla Zampatti AC. One of Australia’s most celebrated and influential fashion designers and business leaders, Ms Zampatti also served as a member of the University’s Board of Governors (now the Board of Trustees) from 1993 to 1997.

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Support for the Uluru Statement from the Heart

Western joins universities from across Australia in pledging our support for the Uluru Statement from the Heart.


Research success

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Opinion: Too many healthy women are having their labour induced for no identified medical reason, our study shows

Pregnant women in Australia are increasingly having their labours induced rather than giving birth spontaneously – and some without good reason.


Inductions for no medical reason linked to short and long term adverse impacts for mothers and babies

Western led research has found an alarming number of mothers in New South Wales were induced for uncomplicated births at increasingly earlier gestations, resulting in higher intervention.




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Opinion: Australian universities need to be more age-friendly — what does that look like in practice?

Longevity and healthy ageing programs worldwide have embraced the slogan “adding life to years”. Ageing well is driven by a combination of factors, including lifelong education and civic participation.


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Opinion: 9 in 10 LGBTQ+ students say they hear homophobic language at school, and 1 in 3 hear it almost every day

Bills in the federal and New South Wales parliaments have sought to stop teachers talking about gender and sexuality diversity in the name of either religious freedom or parents’ rights.




Awards and appointments

Scholarship recipient forges a path in Pasifika excellence

Kobe Lepua is the proud recipient of this year’s Pasifika Achievement to Higher Education (PATHE) Academic Scholarship valued at up to $20,000.


Dr Andy Marks appointed NUW Alliance CEO

The NUW Alliance has appointed Dr Andy Marks as Chief Executive Officer to lead the next stage of major strategic initiatives secured by outgoing CEO, Matt Gijselman.