Current News

Stage 1 of the Biomedical Research Precinct construction work is now complete, with many BABS staff and HDR students now settled into our new building, Bioscience South (E26). Undergraduate classes in the cutting-edge teaching laboratories will commence in Semester 2.

This beautiful new 21,000m2 building has been designed to be flexible, supporting current research and teaching needs...

The University of NSW is one of just two universities worldwide to be included in 50 subject areas on a major international ranking. The ShanghaiRanking’s Global Ranking of Academic Subjects says UNSW and Ohio State University (Columbus) were represented across more subject areas than all other institutions. UNSW was represented 50 times, including 32 times in the top 100, 18 times in the top...

UNSW won more than $20 million in the latest round of grants from the Australian Research Council.

The funding included 13 prestigious Future Fellowships, two of which were awarded to BABS Senior Lecturers Dr Belinda Ferrari and Dr Irina Voineagu. Congratulations Belinda and Irina!
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UNSW climbed four places to 45 in the QS World University Rankings for 2017-18, placing it as the highest-rank university in New South Wales.

Since 2014, UNSW has moved up seven places in these respected rankings, which are compiled by global education analysts, QS Quacquarelli Symonds.

The University scored a maximum 100/100 on the QS International Faculty Index, based on its...

Further to our news item of 16 March, we are delighted to share the news that Sandy the dingo is a winner!

A proposal by BABS Professor Bill Ballard and collaborator from USYD Professor Claire Wade to decode Sandy's DNA was one of five finalists worldwide in the PacBio's SMRT Grant competition. 'Dancing with Dingoes' then entered fierce competition with the...

A proposal by BABS Professor Bill Ballard to study the DNA of a two-year-old dingo called Sandy Maliki has been announced as one of five finalists in the World’s Most Interesting Genome competition. More than 200 international entries were received for the Pacific Biosciences SMRT Grant, which provides services worth about $20,000 to sequence the complete genome of a particularly fascinating...