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$1.9 million NHMRC grant for Western set for major breakthroughs in preeclampsia research

Western has been awarded an NHMRC Project Grant valued at $1.9 million to test the effectiveness of a novel medication which could prevent women who develop severe pre-eclampsia needing to give birth prematurely, and in turn, save lives.


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ARC grants

Funding success for world-leading projects

More than $3 million has been awarded to Western Sydney University by the Australian Research Council (ARC). The grants will support world-leading research projects that embody the University’s commitment to research excellence and impact.

Research reveals the dangerous impact increasing temperatures are having on our children

New Western Sydney University research found dangerously high surface temperatures in outdoor play spaces, raising important questions about children’s safety and learning outcomes.

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Western receives $1million donation from Harvey Norman

Western Sydney University has received a generous donation from Harvey Norman Holdings Limited, its Chair Gerry Harvey and Chief Executive Katie Page.

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From refugee to PhD: the power of resilience and an unwavering smile

Born and raised in refugee camps in Uganda after losing both of his parents by the age of 12, and then facing social and financial challenges when arriving in Australia in 2013 – recent PhD recipient Dr Alfred Mupenzi has many reasons not to smile, but he does.


Research success

Western researchers make Highly Cited Researcher list

Four Western Sydney University researchers have been ranked in the top 1% globally after earning aplace on the Clarivate Analytics 2018 Highly Cited Researcher list.


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$1.9 million NHMRC grant for Western set for major breakthroughs in preeclampsia research

Western has been awarded an NHMRC Project Grant valued at $1.9 million to test the effectiveness of a novel medication which could prevent women who develop severe pre-eclampsia needing to give birth prematurely, and in turn, save lives.




Expert opinion

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The Conversation: Sex offender registries don’t prevent re-offending (and vigilante justice is real)

It may seem like common sense that allowing the public to know the whereabouts of dangerous people should increase community safety. As in many areas of criminal justice, the real story is more complicated.


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Your drinking water could be saltier than you think (even if you live in a capital)

As the drought drags on, small communities in eastern Australia are turning to emergency water supplies. Often, this means bore water, which has prompted health fears over its high salt content.




Awards and appointments

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Western alumni among Seven News Young Achiever Awards finalists

Two Western Sydney University alumni have been announced as finalists in the 2019 Seven News Young Achiever Awards – honouring young people contributing to the community through exceptional and visionary science and technology achievements.


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New Colombo Plan Scholar sets sights on Hong Kong

Western Sydney University health science student, David Brown, has been announced as a 2019 New Colombo Plan Scholar, enabling him to study a Master of Teaching at the City University of Hong Kong and Hong Kong Baptist University.