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Western Heath launch event

Western Sydney University prescribes health plan for the West

Western Sydney University has made an unprecedented commitment to Western Sydney with the launch of its ‘Western Health’ plan, a 20-year vision for health and medical research that addresses the immense health challenges of the region.

Dr Alfred Mupenzi

From refugee to PhD: the power of resilience and an unwavering smile

Born and raised in refugee camps in Uganda after losing both of his parents by the age of 12, and then facing social and financial challenges when arriving in Australia in 2013 – recent PhD recipient Dr Alfred Mupenzi has many reasons not to smile, but he does.


Research Week 2018 – what’s on

Research Week is the University’s annual showcase of new and high-quality research. Marked by a series of special public events, the week sees academics join government and industry partners to present the key findings from their original projects.

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With the right help, bears can recover from the torture of bile farming

Bear bile farms, which exist in some Asian countries like Vietnam and China, are a terrible reality for Asiatic black bears (Ursus thibetanus).

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Town and Gown Gala Dinner to celebrate Western Sydney and cutting-edge health and medical research

The Gala will showcase Western's commitment to western Sydney; outstanding alumni community; and cutting-edge health and medical research projects making an impact.

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Research finds Disability Support Pension falls far short of ‘close the gap’ goals

Research from Western Sydney University shows that the Australian Government’s ongoing changes to the Disability Support Pension acutely disadvantage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders living in regional areas.

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