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Western Sydney University academic wins prestigious Georgina Sweet Australian Laureate Fellowship

Professor Belinda Medlyn from the Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment has been named the 2019 ARC Georgina Sweet Australian Laureate Fellow.


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University leader recognised with prestigious Friendship Award

Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Barney Glover AO, has received the Friendship Award from the People’s Republic of China, for his leadership in fostering important international collaborations in the field of traditional Chinese medicine.

Western Sydney University continues to rise in world rankings

Western Sydney University has continued to rise in world rankings after being named one of the world’s top 300 universities in the prestigious Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings for 2019-2020.

Western Sydney University’s Giving Day raises over $760,000

Friends, alumni, staff and students of Western Sydney University have raised over $760,000 to-date through 800 donations for the University’s first-ever Giving Day, held on Wednesday 4 September.

Professor Pru Goward joins Western Sydney University

Former NSW Minister for Family and Community Services and former Australian Sex Discrimination Commissioner, Pru Goward has joined the University as Professor of Social Interventions and Policy.


Research success

Australian women turning to cannabis to treat endometriosis symptoms

A new study published today, has found one in eight Australian women with endometriosis use cannabis to alleviate pain and other symptoms, rating the plant based medicine as the most effective way to self-manage the disorder.


Western Sydney University academic wins prestigious Georgina Sweet Australian Laureate Fellowship

Professor Belinda Medlyn from the Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment has been named the 2019 ARC Georgina Sweet Australian Laureate Fellow.




Expert opinion

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Is social media damaging to children and teens? We asked five experts

If you have kids, chances are you’ve worried about their presence on social media. We asked five experts if social media is damaging to children and teens.


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Public places through kids’ eyes – what do they value?

Children are too rarely asked their perspectives on public spaces. Traditionally, adults make choices for children, particularly about how they live and play.




Awards and appointments

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Western Sydney University announces new Deans for Schools of Built Environment, Science and Psychology

Western Sydney University is pleased to announce the appointment of three female senior leaders in science, technology, engineering and mathematics and health to newly established Dean roles.


New Dean appointed to School of Science

Western Sydney University is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Eileen McLaughlin as the new Dean of the School of Science.