News Centre archive - 2016

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Study discovers the cultural tastes of modern Australians

A landmark survey has uncovered significant divides in the cultural tastes of Australians, with class, level of education, age, and ethnic heritage the key drivers behind Australians’ cultural preferences.



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Let’s measure the value of Australia’s medal success. No, not at the Olympics

What about a 17-medal haul from a well-honed, tightly focused team of 17? That is precisely the result the Australian team secured at the 2016 international science Olympiads in physics, biology, chemistry and earth sciences.



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New partnership with Penrith Performing and Visual Arts

Under the new arrangement, Western Sydney University and PP&VA will work closely on developing innovative artistic programs and community events for the local region and beyond.



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Western Sydney University records big rise in international rankings

Western Sydney University has recorded a big leap in the latest QS World University Rankings, confirming the University’s increasing global profile and renewed focus on research with international impact.



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New app co-designed with low-income communities reduces information gap to Dhaka services

The winding streets and scattered services of Bangladesh’s crowded capital Dhaka are being mapped by youth volunteers and uploaded to the web for the first time.



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Why old theories on Indigenous counting just won’t go away

My Australian-educated friends tell me they were taught at school that all Aboriginal people only counted one, two, three, four and many. There is evidence of complex Aboriginal number systems extending to high numbers.



 

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