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Refugee researcher leads extragalactic discovery

After waiting for three years for his refugee status to be acknowledged, Western Sydney University PhD student Rami Alsaberi has made a new life in Casula, Australia, and an unusual celestial discovery.


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Strong credit rating a positive reflection on the University and its role in transforming Western Sydney

Western Sydney University has achieved a strong Aa2 credit rating from the international credit rating agency, Moody’s Investor Service – marking the first time the University has been reviewed.

Western Sydney University introduces Australia’s first branded hijab for clinical practice

Western Sydney University has introduced the first branded hijab for clinical practice in Australia, along with resources to enhance awareness and support for Muslim Nursing and Midwifery students’ Islamic beliefs when working in a clinical setting.

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New Colombo Plan celebrates five years of success

Western Sydney University welcomed Senator the Hon. Marise Payne, Minister for Foreign Affairs, to celebrate five years of collaboration and overseas educational exchange through the Commonwealth Government’s New Colombo Plan.

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National research assessment highlights Western’s research impact

Results of the inaugural national Engagement and Impact (EI) assessment have highlighted Western Sydney University’s strengths in translating research into economic, environmental, social and other benefits.


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Refugee researcher Rami Alsaberi at the Penrith Observatory

Refugee researcher leads extragalactic discovery

After waiting for three years for his refugee status to be acknowledged, Western Sydney University PhD student Rami Alsaberi has made a new life in Casula, Australia, and an unusual celestial discovery.


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Western research backs Parramatta Light Rail green track

Western Sydney University research has confirmed the viability of green track in western Sydney, in a study commissioned by Transport for NSW for the Parramatta Light Rail project.




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Regardless of what the Federal Court says, you shouldn’t put ‘flushable’ wipes down the loo

On Friday the Australian Federal Court found in favour of Kimberly-Clark’s “flushable wipes” in a legal action brought by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC).


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Period pain is impacting women at school, uni and work. Let’s be open about it

Menstrual symptoms including pain, heavy bleeding and low mood may be linked to nearly nine days of lost productivity per woman every year, according to a new study published in the British Medical Journal this week.




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Animal science and food security students on the farm at Hawkesbury campus

Agriculture scholarship grows student research skills

Two Western Sydney University students will take part in a year-long research project exploring how shearing frequency influences reproductive success in merino sheep, after receiving scholarships.


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Western expands its community of Advance Higher Education Fellows

Western Sydney University has welcomed 19 new Advance Higher Education Fellows as part of its partnership with Advance Higher Education.