The University of Sydney is a public university located in Sydney, New South Wales. The main campus spreads across the suburbs of Camperdown and Darlington on the southwestern outskirts of the Sydney CBD. Founded in 1850, it is the oldest university in Australia and Oceania. It has 32,393 undergraduate and 16,627 graduate students (2011). The University of Sydney is organised into sixteen faculties and schools, through which it offers bachelor's degrees, master's degrees, and doctoral degrees. Three Nobel laureates have been affiliated with the University as graduate and faculty. Sydney consistently ranks amongst the top universities in Australia and Oceania. In 2011, it was ranked 38th in the world; 3rd in Australia, behind Australian National University (26th) and the University of Melbourne (31st) in the 2011 QS World University Rankings. The University of Sydney is a member of Australia's Group of Eight, Academic Consortium 21, the Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU) and the Worldwide Universities Network. The University is also colloquially known as one of Australia's sandstone universities.
Computers beat brainpower when it comes to counting stars
A team of University of Sydney astronomers has developed a new way to automatically classify huge numbers of astronomical objects, and to discover new, exotic ones almost as soon as they happen.
Scientists foster bee cultivation in South East Asia
A University of Sydney project to encourage the spread of beekeeping in Cambodia, Vietnam and Laos is providing benefits for both local growers and the native bee population.
Researchers collaborate to save the Tasmanian devil
An American zoo is partnering with an Australian university to save the Tasmanian devil in the wild.
School kids name new reef fish
Primary school children in Sydney have named a newly identified species of reef fish, recently described by a University of Sydney ichthyologist.
Tough life key to croc immunity
(Phys.org) —The immune systems of crocodiles and alligators have remained relatively unchanged for centuries despite their worldwide distribution, as revealed for the first time by University of Sydney ...
China vs Facebook: Intimate rivals
A couple of years ago I was part of a group visiting the mighty companies of Silicon Valley in California. The purpose of the trip was to understand the views of organisations such as Facebook, Apple and LinkedIn about their ...
Loner lizards don't light up: The social side of lizards (w/ Video)
(Phys.org) —One of the first studies conducted on young reptiles reared without contact with their siblings is challenging the assumption that only mammals and birds are shaped by social interactions.
A first in silicon photonics research: On-chip soliton compression observed
(Phys.org) —An international research team, led by researchers from the University of Sydney, have observed an on-chip soliton compression in a silicon photonic crystal for the first time.
220 marine scientists raise alarm about NSW recreational fishing
(Phys.org) —More than 220 marine scientists from across Australia and internationally, including from the University of Sydney, have raised concerns for NSW's marine life if the state government moves to permanently allow ...
Forecasting to prevent mass atrocity
As the crisis in the Central African Republic (CAR) worsens, researchers from the Atrocity Forecasting Project, including chief investigator Associate Professor Ben Goldsmith from the University of Sydney, argue that models ...
Size matters for dog's behaviour. And so does skull shape
(Phys.org) —A variation of Short Man's syndrome applies to man's best friend, new evidence from the University of Sydney suggests.
Don't flush the goldfish! Imported fish are sicker than we knew
If you buy your loved one a Siamese fighting fish instead of a Siamese kitten this Christmas, just remind them that the same rules apply - if the relationship loses its magic, don't abandon your pet to the wild.
First Blue Mountains koala sighting in 70 years
A koala has been seen crossing the Great Western Highway near Wentworth Falls, the first record of koalas in the upper Blue Mountains since the 1940s.
44 million stars and counting: Astronomers play Snap and remap the sky
(Phys.org) —Tens of millions of stars and galaxies, among them hundreds of thousands that are unexpectedly fading or brightening, have been catalogued properly for the first time.
Modelling seismics and explosions
Researchers at the University of Sydney are developing mathematical models that can help in reducing rock fracturing and soil liquefaction caused by natural or man-made disasters.