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Western Sydney University Solar Car Team wins first stage of the American Solar Challenge

It’s been a flying start for the Western Sydney University Solar Car team who have won the first stage of American Formula Sun Grand Prix Solar Challenge.

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Western's sport heats up over winter

Western Sydney University students have been in the midst of some hot competition this winter - competing in the Indigenous Nationals, Unisport National Division 2, and the AUPAC Tournament.


SPHERE: Announcement of $6Million investment to continue clinical innovation and deliver improved healthcare

SPHERE has announced the Australian Government’s new Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) will provide funds of $6 million over three years.

Because of Her We Can! NAIDOC Week 2018

During NAIDOC Week in 2018, Western Sydney University will honour Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women who have made transformative contributions to the University community.


Western Sydney University academic to embark on NASA expedition

Flying on board a NASA aircraft is the dream of every scientist and astronomer. Now, it will be a reality for Professor Miroslav Filipovic, who will be the second Australian scientist in history to fly on the special aircraft.

Research success

Forest Drought Dieback

What killed the patient? Determining causes of tree death during droughts and heatwaves

Researchers are using advanced imaging technologies similar to those used in hospitals to determine how vulnerable our trees are to drought and heatwaves.

Holding hands through tough conversations

Research helps facilitate tough conversations about dying

In a world-first, the Talking End of Life (TEL) project assists Australians with intellectual disabilities to understand the concept of death and their own mortality.

Expert opinion

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Better boil ya billy: when Australian water goes bad

Many Australians take it for granted we can drink untreated tap water, without worrying about the health effects but a recent audit criticised the regulation of pollution in the massive Warragamba Dam drinking water catchment.

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Why our carbon emission policies don’t work on air travel

The government’s National Energy Guarantee aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions but for Australia to meet its Paris climate change commitments, this will need to be replicated economy-wide.

Awards and appointments

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The Pulse Appoints Australia’s First Agency Chief Medical Officer

Specialist agency,The Pulse, has announced the appointment of Dr. Mark Hohenberg as Chief Medical Officer in what is believed to be an Australian first.


Academia and heart recognised through prestigious scholarship

Four students have been awarded Western Sydney University’s most prestigious undergraduate scholarship for 2018.

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Clinical incidents and early career graduate nurses

Researchers at Western Sydney University are investigating the experiences of recent graduate nurses who have had involvement in the reporting of a clinical incident.

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Researchers call on young women to share their experiences of visiting the city at night

A Western Sydney University study is seeking to understand young women’s perceptions of risk and danger, and any precautions they might take when visiting the city at night.