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Plans unveiled for world-leading medical research centre in south west Sydney

A cutting-edge concept design has been revealed for the new Lang Walker AO Medical Research Building – Macarthur.


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Historic $30 million commitment to Powerhouse Parramatta

The Powerhouse has today announced an extraordinary $30 million investment in the future of Powerhouse Parramatta by The Walker Family Foundation and Western Sydney University.

Research Week to uncover bold research futures

Western Sydney University will showcase the impact of its world-class research as part of this year’s Research Week. Being held from Monday 25 to Friday 29 October, Research Week will highlight the innovative research happening across the University.

Western researchers win Eureka Prize as part of the NSW Bushfire Hub

The NSW Bushfire Hub has won the 2021 NSW Environment, Energy and Science (DPIE) Eureka Prize for Applied Environmental Research.

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Western cares: hundreds of nursing and midwifery students delivering COVID-19 vaccinations

When the communities of Greater Western Sydney receive their all-important COVID-19 jab, there’s a strong chance they will be vaccinated by a proud contingent from Western Sydney University.


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New film shines light on Western Sydney University’s work to secure a sustainable future for farming

A new online film series produced by the BBC is putting the spotlight on ground-breaking research by Western Sydney University that is revolutionising the future of food production.


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University researchers join world’s most highly-cited list

A group of Western Sydney University academics have been named amongst the most-highly cited researchers in the world in the latest Clarivate Highly Cited (HiCis) Researchers list for 2021.




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Opinion: Pat Cummins becomes Australian men’s test captain: why is it so rare for a fast bowler to take the reins?

Australian men’s test cricket captain Tim Paine’s sudden resignation due to a sexting scandal meant a rapid search for a suitable new captain. The most obvious choice was Pat Cummins.


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Opinion: Postnatal psychosis is rare, but symptoms can be brushed aside as ‘normal’ for a new mum

The period after birth of a child is supposed to be a time of great happiness for women. However, a significant number of new mothers will experience a mental illness at this time.




Awards and appointments

Western Sydney University team wins urban innovation and entrepreneurship competition

Western Sydney University was proud to host the 2021 Guangzhou International Sister-City Universities (GISU) Urban Innovation and Entrepreneurship Final Competition on Tuesday, 9 November 2021.


Prestigious Academy of Social Sciences recognises Western Sydney University researcher

Western Sydney University congratulates Professor Deborah Stevenson, who has been newly elected as a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia.