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First stage of world-class Innovation Quarter health and commercial precinct opens at Westmead

Western Sydney University and Charter Hall are set to celebrate the opening of the first stage of the Westmead Innovation Quarter (iQ) – an extraordinary $350 million precinct investment in world-class health, medical and education research that is delivering benefits for the people of western Sydney.

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Western Sydney University staff vote to support new Enterprise Agreements

Western Sydney University, the NTEU and CPSU are pleased to announce that University staff have voted to support the University’s new Enterprise Agreements for 2022.

New vision for a global, liveable and sustainable Parramatta by 2035

Greater Parramatta will become a truly global, liveable and sustainable city by 2035, according to a new, visionary report by Western Sydney University.


New analysis highlights entrenched inequities impacting western Sydney’s surging skilled labour market

Centre for Western Sydney analysis of 2021 Census data, revealed a surge in western Sydney’s skilled labour market as well as entrenched inequities putting those gains at risk.

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.

Research success

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Australia and India partner to address India’s water challenges

Collaboration in water research, training and education between Australia and India is growing rapidly through new initiatives supported by the Ministry of Jal Shakti, the Australian Water Partnership, Western Sydney University and the Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati.

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Centre of Excellence in Aeroponic Cropping Systems launched to climate-proof cropping

Western Sydney University, the Indian Council for Agricultural Research (ICAR), the Indian Institute of Horticultural Research (IIHR) Bangalore and the Indian Institute for Spices Research (IISR) Calicut, have partnered to launch a Centre of Excellence in Aeroponics Protected Cropping Systems.

Expert opinion

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Opinion: 1 in 10 Australian women report disrespectful or abusive care in childbirth

Having a baby can be an empowering experience when women are treated with kindness and respect.

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Opinion: Qatar World Cup: Socceroos’ best ever performance, and what it means for the game in Australia ahead of hosting the Women’s World Cup

Before the men’s FIFA World Cup commenced, the Socceroos’ most noteworthy contribution seemed likely to be their pre-emptive video campaign on human rights in host country Qatar.

Awards and appointments

Western Sydney University celebrates alumni successes and raises $2 million for life-changing refugee scholarships

The University has recognised the outstanding contributions of its alumni community and raised $2 million for refugee and asylum seeker scholarships as part of its Town & Gown gala.

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Future of health in good hands thanks to award-winning medical student Jennifer Budimulia

Western Sydney University medical student, Jennifer Budimulia, has been recognised as one of NSW’s most outstanding international students in this year’s International Student Awards.