University Of Sydney Discovers Over 2,000 Fake Android Apps



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Popular games were commonly impersonated by counterfeit apps

University of Sydney researchers analysed over one million Google Play apps and found over 2,000 counterfeit apps. Popular games such as Temple Run, Free Flow, and Hill Climb Racing were the most common targets for app impersonation.

The apps you regularly use to log your steps, edit your photos and monitor your finances may be hiding malicious software that could be tracking and even stealing your personal information. …

University of Sydney Continues to Move Up in Latest THE Rankings



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The University of Sydney has been ranked 59 in the world in the 2019 Times Higher Education (THE) World University rankings.

Jumping two places since last year’s rank of 61, the results are a consequence of the University’s improvement in several indicators, including citations, international outlook and industry income.

The University continued to perform strongly in research, where reputation for research excellence among academic peers, research income and papers published in quality peer-reviewed journals are measured. …

Top Honour For University Of Sydney Economist Professor



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Professor Deborah Cobb-Clark named ESA Distinguished Fellow

University of Sydney economist Professor Deborah Cobb-Clark has been awarded one of Australia’s top economics honours.

Professor Cobb-Clark from the School of Economics in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences received the Economic Society of Australia (ESA) Distinguished Fellow Award in recognition of her significant academic achievements, as well as her contribution to the Australian economics community.

Professor Cobb-Clark took home the prestigious award at the Australian Conference of Economists 2018 Gala Dinner in Canberra. …

University Of Sydney Jumps Eight Places In Latest Global Rankings



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Improvements in citations and employer reputation boost standing

The University of Sydney has risen to place 42nd globally and third nationally in the 2019 QS World University Rankings. It is the top-ranked university in New South Wales.

The University has ranked in the QS rankings’ top 50 since they began in 2004 and risen eight places in the latest survey.

‚ÄúOnce again, these rankings place the University among the top one percent of universities globally. …

Soil Expert Iain Young Appointed as University of Sydney’s Dean of Science



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Biophysicist Professor Iain Young led major research groups in Scotland before taking a leadership role at the University of New England, followed by his appointment heading Sydney’s School of Life and Environmental Sciences.

“I‚Äôm keen to ensure that we … set out to answer the most difficult fundamental questions, which will define the future of all on the planet.”
Professor Iain Young

The inaugural head of the University‚Äôs School of Life and Environmental Sciences (SOLES), …

University of Sydney Business School ranked first in QS Masters in Management



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Top spot for the Business School’s Masters of Management program

The University of Sydney Business School’s reputation as a provider of world class education has again been reinforced by the internationally respected QS World University Rankings.

The School’s flagship Masters of Management program has been ranked at number one in Australia and at 24 in the world by the London based rankings organisation.

The QS Masters of Management Rankings 2018 result comes in the wake of similar results in rankings published by the prestigious London based Financial Times and The Economist magazine. …

University Of Sydney Moves Up In Latest Global Rankings



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Research and reputation excellence secure position
The University of Sydney has placed 34th in the world in the latest US News Best Global Universities rankings.

The excellent result sees the University move from 45th place last year and maintain its second position in the national rankings.

‚ÄúThe University‚Äôs high quality research is the main reason for our continuing success in these prestigious rankings. It reflects our ongoing commitment to being a leading comprehensive, …

University of Sydney Graduates Again Rated Australia’s Most Employable



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Ranked #1 in Australia and 4th in the world for graduate employability.

The University of Sydney has again been named the number one university in Australia for graduate employability, a position it has now held for three years running.

The 2018 QS Employability Rankings also reveal the University’s graduates are the fourth most sought after in the world, the same position as last year and up from 14th in 2015.

In addition to surveying over 30,000 employers, …

Teaching and research excellence recognized in QS Subject Rankings



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The University of Sydney is ranked first in the world for sports-related subjects and best in Australia for medicine, architecture, veterinary sciences, anatomy and physiology, English language and literature.

The 2017 QS Subject Rankings, released today, rated three University of Sydney subjects in the top 10 globally (sports-related, nursing, and anatomy and physiology) and 31 more subjects in the top 50 globally, including education (11th in the world) and law (13th in the world). …

How Mobile Phones Could Save Us From Obesity



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Mobile phone technology could be a lifeline for young people at risk of obesity

 

Mobile phones could be the golden ticket to halting weight gain and improving health in young Australians, according to new research from the University of Sydney’s Charles Perkins Centre.

Researchers designed a world-first mobile phone intervention for young people at risk of obesity which used text messages, a mobile phone app, emails, diet resources and personalised coaching calls. …