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.
Hive calculations yield better homes for migrating bees
Have you ever danced for joy when you found a great place to live? How about performing that dance to persuade the rest of the family you should move there?
Biomechanical research puts spotlight on illegal sporting techniques
Cricketers sidelined for illegal bowling action can return to the pitch without losing their spin rate according to a new study by biomechanics experts at the University of Sydney.
Data gathering expedition using coordinated groups of underwater robotics
In a first of its kind study, an international research team onboard Schmidt Ocean Institute's research vessel Falkor will conduct a data gathering expedition using coordinated groups of underwater robotics.
Discovery holds promise for gene therapy and agriculture
A fundamental question pursued by plant scientists worldwide for the past decade has been answered by researchers led by the University of Sydney.
Breakthrough in nonlinear optics research
A method to selectively enhance or inhibit optical nonlinearities in a chip-scale device has been developed by scientists, led by the University of Sydney. The researchers from the Centre for Ultrahigh bandwidth ...
Time for a bold dingo experiment in NSW national park
Allowing dingoes to return to Sturt National Park in NSW, Australia and researching the results may be the key to managing the future of dingoes and many threatened native mammals, University of Sydney researchers ...
High school study in maths declining among prospective teachers
Maths and science participation among New South Wales HSC students has declined starkly over the past decade, which in turn is leading to fewer teachers with this crucial background for their work in schools, according to ...
Archaeologists use airborne lasers to solve mystery of Angkor's demise
A team of University of Sydney archaeologists, led by Dr Damian Evans, have used groundbreaking laser imaging to map central Angkor and to help identify how unstable climate change damaged the city's water ...
Small drop in sea level had big impact on southern Great Barrier Reef
The idea that coral reefs have formed over millennia in a continuous process has been challenged by a study of the southern Great Barrier Reef. The research, led by the University of Sydney, shows that even small variations ...
Lizard illness makes it the 'canary in the coal mine' for chemical exposure
The well-known shingle back or sleepy lizard suffers a high prevalence of anemia associated with agricultural chemical exposure, research contributed to by the University of Sydney reveals.
Viral 'fossils' study on birds finds fewer infections than in mammals
In a contribution to an extraordinary international scientific collaboration the University of Sydney found that genomic 'fossils' of past viral infections are up to thirteen times less common in birds than mammals.
Rapid bird evolution after the age of dinosaurs unprecedented, study confirms
The most ambitious genetic study ever undertaken on bird evolution has found that almost all modern birds diversified after the dinosaurs became extinct 66 million years ago.
Biting review finds shark policy based on movie myths
The film Jaws has heavily influenced Western Australia's stance on sharks, a review of over a decade of state government policy has found.
Climate change challenge for animals reliant on external sources of heat
Animals that regulate their body temperature through the external environment may be resilient to some climate change but not keep pace with rapid change, leading to potentially disastrous outcomes for biodiversity.
Industry partnership supports Australian production of next-generation photonics
An optical oscilloscope with 20 times the resolution of conventional electronics has been developed by the ARC Centre for ultrahigh bandwidth devices for optical systems (CUDOS) at the University of Sydney ...