University of Sydney

Australian university founded in 1850

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University of Sydney: Australian university founded in 1850
The University of Sydney is an Australian public research university in Sydney, Australia. Founded in 1850, it is Australia's first university and is regarded as one of the world's leading universities. The university is known as one of Australia's 6 sandstone universities. Its campus is ranked in the top 10 of the world's most beautiful universities by the British Daily Telegraph and The Huffington Post, spreading across the inner-city suburbs of Camperdown and Darlington. The university comprises nine faculties and university schools, through which it offers bachelor, master and doctoral degrees.


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Sydney University's Vice-Chancellor Michael Spence, a father of eight, says the education system is adaptable and teachers would get children back on track.
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Sydney University student diagnosed with Covid-19

A University of Sydney student has been diagnosed with coronavirus and 80 people who came into close contact have been asked to self-isolate.
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University cancels all events, moves courses online to slow spread of virus

Sydney University has cancelled all events, including graduations and conferences, and has asked academics to put course content online to slow the spread of coronavirus
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Sydney Uni academics draw up off-campus teaching plans as Harvard shuts down

Lecturers who run face-to-face classes have been asked if they could deliver elements of their course online, or whether those lessons could be rescheduled.
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Universities face financial crises as enrolment cutoffs loom

Sydney University will lose thousands of enrolments unless the China travel ban is lifted this week, as another university reveals it is facing a financial crisis.
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Sydney University halts spending to manage $200 million shortfall due to coronavirus

The university will pause capital spending and on non-essential projects, recruitment, and unnecessary international travel. It will also review all existing and new contractor and consultant roles.
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Eulogy for the Manning Bar, an incubator for generations of fine minds

The end of day-time trading at the University of Sydney watering hole will be lamented, though not widely enough.
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Michael Spence to step down as VC of Sydney University

Michael Spence, who has led Sydney University for more than a decade, will step down at the end of the year to take a job in London
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Sydney Uni pathways college defers class while 100,000 students stuck in China

Education Minister Dan Tehan said latest data showed 56 per cent of the 189,000 Chinese students in Australia's tertiary education sector were still offshore.
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Our China-dependent universities cannot escape the financial shock of coronavirus

Chinese students account for more than 10 per cent of total revenue at many Australian universities, and more than 20 per cent at the University of Sydney and UNSW. If the virus prevents them from..
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Sorry, Ramsay Centre, but our academic freedom was never on the table: Sydney Uni chief responds

The University of Sydney worked for 18 months to establish a Western civilisation degree with the Ramsay Centre, but the centre has walked away. The university's integrity was never negotiable, writes..
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Clive James: Literary and TV giant dead at 80

After taking a degree in psychology at the University of Sydney he worked for a while as an assistant editor on The Sydney Morning Herald.
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Sydney University shelves funding for chair of Australian literature

Amid concerns about dwindling focus on Australian studies, the country's oldest chair of Australian literature position will sit empty due to funding issues
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Ramsay Centre rejects Sydney Uni's revised proposal

The Ramsay Centre has knocked back Sydney University's proposal to radically revamp its Western civilisation offering.
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'We do not consent': Sydney Uni academics divided over new Ramsay proposal

Sydney Uni's new proposal to the Ramsay Centre for Western Civilisation has met fiery opposition from academics, who say it will "entrench a hard-right agenda".
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Sydney Uni sounds death knell for prestige educational program

Sydney Uni's proposed changes to the Ramsay Centre's Western civilisation degree should be a rescue rope for the controversial course, but are more likely to bring it to an end before it even starts.
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Sydney Uni wants Ramsay Centre to revise Western civilisation plan

After more than a year of negotiations over a Western civilisation course, Sydney University wants the Ramsay Centre to radically re-think its $50 million plan.
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Instead of floating the White Australia bogey, let's be honest about Chinese influence

The vice-chancellor of the University of Sydney cries "racism" but he should discuss genuine concerns about Australia's dependence on Chinese students' fees.
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China debate raises spectre of White Australia Policy, says uni chief

The argument that pro-China views had no place on campus were "frightening as well as kind of dumb," says Sydney University vice-chancellor Michael Spence
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Scientists discover a fish called Wakanda

A new species of fish, confirmed by an expert at Sydney University, has been named after a mythical nation from the Black Panther movie.
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Majority support for No Jab, No Pay: study

Joint research from the University of Sydney and the University of Western Australia indicates a majority of Australians support the "No Jab, No Pay" policy.
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Sydney University's St Paul's College launches international hunt for new head

The head of the scandal-ridden St Paul's College is leaving after less than two years in the role, as St Paul's implements the recommendations of a damning review.
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Dicey Topics: Ron McCallum talks money, politics, and bodies

The Sydney University emeritus professor of law discusses the topics we are told to keep quiet.
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Sydney University to adopt principles of 'terrific' free speech code

Vice-chancellor Michael Spence welcomes proposed strengthening of protections around free academic expression.
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Noel Hush: chemist with international reputation

Hush was founding professor of the Department of Theoretical Chemistry at the University of Sydney.
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