The Conversation Global Perspectives
The Conversation Global launched as a pilot project in September 2016. The Conversation is an independent source of news and views, from the academic and research community, delivered direct to the public.
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EQRoy/Shutterstock Geoff Hanmer This history of the development of universities is the first of two articles on the past and future of the campus. This is a long read, so set aside the time to read it (...)
Ryan Remiorz/AP/AAP Mengbi Li, Victoria University The coronavirus has been escaping with distressing frequency from quarantine hotels, threatening serious outbreaks. To make things worse, multiple variants (...)
Cunaplus, Shutterstock Cameron Tonkinwise, University of Technology Sydney et Abby Mellick Lopes, University of Technology Sydney Our cities, designed for one set of climatic ranges, are increasingly “out (...)
Fiona Goodall/Getty Images An article by Robert McLachlan, Massey University The Climate Change Commission’s draft advice on how to decarbonise New Zealand’s economy is refreshing, particularly as it (...)
Article written by Elizabeth Mossop, University of Technology Sydney As the climate changes, floods and extreme rainfall events will become more intense. In many cases, the most disadvantaged people (...)
Norman Day, Swinburne University of Technology Throughout the world architects are designing green buildings, whether it’s in their sustainable construction, environmentally friendly operation or actually (...)
Around the world, more people are living with more space at home than at any other time in history. This may be surprising – cramped, dingy rooms are as familiar in Shanghai as they are in London. But (...)
Not feeling sharp? Finding it hard to concentrate? About 12-19% of adults in Australia regularly don’t get enough sleep, defined as less than 5.5-6 hours each night. But who’d have thought the amount of (...)