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Experts outline the risks to society, when the fear of coronavirus descends to racism

Western Sydney University experts are speaking out in condemnation of the racism that has been directed at Chinese Australians as a result of the novel coronavirus outbreak.


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Western Sydney University research to be deployed to the International Space Station

Western Sydney University, in partnership with the United States Air Force Academy, are deploying ground-breaking camera technology to the International Space Station for a research and development (R&D) project investigating atmospheric phenomena.

Digital Divide: report finds tech access deficit must be addressed in the West

Released today, Western Sydney University’s CatalystWest report highlights equitable access to technology a key concern for leaders and innovators in western Sydney.

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Western Sydney University builds firm foundations for smart concrete

Western Sydney University is part of a consortium that has been awarded $21 million to form the SmartCrete Cooperative Research Centre worth $90 million over the next seven years.

Inspirational women named Women of the West 2020

Seven remarkable women were recognised at Western Sydney University’s Women of the West Awards, hosted at a Coleman Greig Women in Business Forum.


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Western Sydney University research to be deployed to the International Space Station

Western Sydney University, in partnership with the United States Air Force Academy, are deploying ground-breaking camera technology to the International Space Station for a research and development (R&D) project investigating atmospheric phenomena.


New study links swipe-based dating apps to poor mental health

Research by Western Sydney University and the University of Sydney has found people using swipe-based dating apps (SBDAs) experience especially higher rates of psychological distress than non-users.




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Opinion: Courts are moving to video during coronavirus, but research shows it’s hard to get a fair trial remotely

During the coronavirus pandemic, Australian courts are taking no chances, with NSW, Victoria and other states announcing there will be no new jury trials. But many courts are increasing the use of video.


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Opinion: Nurses are not just needed now, they are essential to post-pandemic recovery

Nurses have proven undeniably important during the COIVD-19 pandemic and they will also play a key role in the country’s post-pandemic recovery.




Awards and appointments

Western Sydney University welcomes inaugural Dean of Engineering

Western Sydney University’s inaugural Dean of the School of Engineering, Professor Michail (Mike) Kagioglou, will begin at the Kingswood Campus on 9 March.


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Western Sydney University named employer of choice for gender equality

Western Sydney University has once again been recognised as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality (EOCGE) by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) for the 15th consecutive year.