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New high-tech facility to help meet Australia’s growing demand for fresh food

Australia’s first National Vegetable Protected Cropping Centre launched today thanks to a multi-million dollar joint initiative between Hort Innovation and Western Sydney University.


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Western Sydney University's Shergold Building Takes Out Top Gong

The Western Sydney University’s (WSU) Parramatta CBD Campus, the Peter Shergold Building, has taken out the inaugural Western Sydney Leadership Dialogue’s (WSLD) Project of the Year, at the Boomtown! Infrastructure Summit.

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Do you know an inspiring woman from Western Sydney? Nominations now open for 2018 Women of the West Awards

Western Sydney University is once again calling for nominations for its annual Women of the West and Young Women of the West Awards.

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ARC grants recognise high-impact, multidisciplinary research at Western

The Australian Research Council (ARC) has announced more than $3 million in funding for eight Discovery Projects and one ARC Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA).

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Western introduces its own Academy Awards for excellence

Western Sydney University has hosted a special awards ceremony, to celebrate the achievements of staff and students affiliated with The Academy.


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Plants release more carbon dioxide into atmosphere than expected

A new study involving Western Sydney University, ANU and international collaborators has found that plants release more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere through respiration than expected, and the problem will worsen with climate change.


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Most young Australians can’t identify fake news online

In September 2017, we conducted Australia’s first nationally representative survey focused on young Australians’ news engagement practices.




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New Zealand experience shows same-sex marriage could provide huge economic boost for Australia

Even though it’s still uncertain as to when Australian same-sex couples will be able legally to wed, New Zealand’s example shows how much this could be worth to our economy.


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NAPLAN only tells part of the story of student achievement

The National Assessment Program – Literacy And Numeracy (NAPLAN) had its 10th birthday this year, but few well-wishers came to the party.




Awards and appointments

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Western introduces its own Academy Awards for excellence

Western Sydney University has hosted a special awards ceremony, to celebrate the achievements of staff and students affiliated with The Academy.


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Bronze award for Western Sydney University tourism program

Western Sydney University was awarded a bronze medal at the 2017 NSW Tourism Awards, during a gala event in Sydney last night.



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Emergency nurses’ narratives: an intimate encounter with burnout

Researchers at Western Sydney University are investigating what it is like for registered nurses working within busy hospital emergency departments and exploring the issues around stress and burnout.


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November weather spells a troublesome time for turtles

November is Turtle Month, and according to a Western Sydney University researcher it is also an important time to be on the look-out for our river-dwelling friends.