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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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Perceptions of happy and sad music may not be universal across cultures, new research finds

Major chords and melodies may not universally be perceived as happier than minor music, according to study of remote Papua New Guinea communities.

DA approved for Lang Walker AO Medical Research Building – Macarthur

A major milestone has been achieved for the new Lang Walker AO Medical Research Building – Macarthur, with State Significant Development approval granted.

Voter analysis shows Western Sydney a dynamic and unpredictable region that should not be taken for granted

As the fallout from the 2022 federal election continues, a new analysis of western Sydney voting behaviours reveals an intensely politically-diverse region, with scattered and profound swings.

New Minister for Education Jason Clare visits Western Sydney University

Western Sydney University has welcomed a visit by the newly-appointed Federal Minister for Education, the Hon Jason Clare MP, to its Bankstown City campus currently under construction in the heart of the Bankstown CBD.


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New report calls for change in approach to regional migrant settlement

Western Sydney University’s School of Business and School of Social Sciences, in collaboration with Charles Darwin University, have launched a new framework aimed at improving the settlement of migrants and refugees in regional Australia post-COVID.


Hawkesbury-Nepean Waterkeeper Alliance launches report card

Hawkesbury-Nepean Waterkeeper Alliance has released its inaugural ‘River Report Card’. Launched at the second regional Waterkeeper Forum, the report provides a snapshot of the overall health and wellbeing of the Hawkesbury-Nepean River.




Expert opinion

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Opinion: Census data shows we’re more culturally diverse than ever. Our institutions must reflect this

Initial data from the 2021 census released this week shows Australia continues to become more culturally diverse.


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Opinion: Paul Daley’s Jesustown: a novel of lurid, postcolonial truth-telling

How can fiction contribute to the “truth” that the Uluru Statement asks us to tell? Allen and Unwin’s answer to that question is, in part, one of paratext. By composing a book’s paratext, a publisher addresses the reader about how to experience the book.




Awards and appointments

F.G. Swain Award shines a light on innovative platypus researcher

Western Sydney University is pleased to announce PhD candidate Katherine Morrison from the School of Science as recipient of the prestigious F.G. Swain Award for 2022.


Industry Professor Gaven Morris

Former ABC news chief Gaven Morris joins Western Sydney University

Western Sydney University’s School of Humanities and Communication Arts is pleased to announce the appointment of former ABC news chief Gaven Morris as Industry Professor.