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Western Sydney University marks milestone with first stand-alone international campus in Indonesia

Western Sydney University, a leading Australian tertiary institution, celebrated the launch of its first international campus in Indonesia in Surabaya.

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Western Sydney University proudly celebrates October graduation

Western Sydney University will celebrate the success of more than 1,900 graduands as part of its graduation ceremonies at the Parramatta South campus, from Tuesday 31 October to Thursday 2 November 2023.

Western Sydney University Solar Car team first in Australia in class at Bridgestone World Solar Challenge

Western Sydney University's Solar Car team with their student-designed car, UNLIMITED 5.0, has placed 9th in the world, and an impressive 1st in Australia in their class.

Scholarship helps food science graduate achieve her dream

Regan Handley's graduation day was nothing short of a surreal moment, marking the start of an exciting career in the field of food science.

2023 THE Impact Ranking Credential

Western Sydney University tops global sustainability ranking for ground-breaking second year

Western Sydney University has once again been named number one in the world for its social, economic and environmental impact in the 2023 Times Higher Education (THE) University Impact Rankings.

Research success

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New research reveals plants may have a surprising capacity to absorb more CO2 than previously expected

New research, led by Western Sydney University’s Dr Jürgen Knauer from the Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment, paints an uncharacteristically upbeat picture for the planet.

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Snails to the Rescue: Linkage Grant funding success

Western Sydney University researcher Dr Kate Umbers has secured more than $400,000 for her project ‘Snails to the Rescue: Conservation of Australia’s island invertebrates’ as part of the ARC Linkage Program.

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Opinion: Moonlight basking and queer courting: new research reveals the secret lives of Australian freshwater turtles

Australian freshwater turtles support healthy wetlands and rivers. Yet one in three turtle species is threatened with extinction.

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Opinion: Plants are likely to absorb more CO₂ in a changing climate than we thought – here’s why

The world’s vegetation has a remarkable ability to absorb carbon dioxide (CO₂) from the air and store it as biomass. In doing so, plants slow down climate change since the CO₂ they take up does not contribute to global warming.

Awards and appointments

Distinguished Professor Brajesh Singh named as winner of the Dorothy Jones Prize 2023

Western Sydney University’s Distinguished Professor Brajesh Singh from the Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment has been named as this year’s winner of the Dorothy Jones Prize for microbiology.

Western Sydney University student named NSW International Student of the Year

Western Sydney University student, Narayan (Nabin) Gautam, has received the NSW International Student of the Year Award – ELICOS, in recognition of his significant contribution to the community.