University of Sydney

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.

Address
New South Wales, Australia
Website
http://www.usyd.edu.au/
Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_Sydney

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Immunology

Uncovering the links between diet, gut health and immunity

A preclinical study from the University of Sydney has found a high-protein diet can change the microbiota of the gut, triggering an immune response. Researchers say the study takes us a step closer to understanding the way ...

Medications

Seven in ten people with asthma could be using less medication

Seven out of ten Australians with asthma aged over 12 years may be prescribed too much preventer medicine. In Australian Prescriber Prof. Helen Reddel and coauthors from the Woolcock Institute of Medical Research write about ...

Neuroscience

Type of early-onset dementia now more detectable

Researchers and clinicians at the University of Sydney's Brain and Mind Center have developed a free, online, clinician-administered tool that could greatly increase the likelihood of early detection of primary progressive ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

No clear medical definition of 'growing pains'

We often hear the phrase 'growing pains' used by the general public to describe muscle or joint pain in young people and the term is also used by health professionals. However researchers have found there is no consistent ...

Health

Can you outrun a poor diet?

New research has found that high levels of physical activity do not counteract the detrimental effects of a poor diet on mortality risk.

Genetics

The pandemic is changing the genetic landscape of virus strains

A University of Sydney led study reveals how the pandemic has changed the normal patterns of winter viruses in Australia, with new strains emerging and leaving most others "extinct." Researchers are warning of unexpected ...

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