News and Events

New Colombo Plan Scholarships to Indonesia

30 July 2014

The School of Geosciences has successfully obtained government funding to support 6 undergraduate geographers to undertake a semester-long immersion program in geography at the University of Indonesia in 2015. To apply for these scholarships, each worth $5000, please contact or see the attachment for further details.

Applications close August 20, 2014.

Food@Sydney Seminar Series 2014

25 July 2014

This exciting initiative from the Food node of Sydney Environment Institute is presented in collaboration with the Charles Perkins Centre and Sydney Ideas. Leading academics, influencers and activists from Sydney and beyond will delve into the big food issues facing Australia and the world. From food waste to food sovereignty and from obesity to small agriculture - these talks will tackle critical food challenges.

For more information about times and venues, please visit the Sydney Environment Institute.

University of Sydney Geographers at the World Congress of Sociology in Yokohama, Japan

16 July 2014

Five members of the School of Geosciences presented at the World Congress of Sociology in Yokohama in Japan this week. Yayoi Fujita Lagerqvist, Bill Pritchard, Chetan Choithani and Mark Vicol all gave talks in a Special Session on Indigenous Knowledge, Local Livelihoods and Food Security, convened by Bill Pritchard. Leonardo Valenzuela presented a paper at a special session of the Sociology of Risk and Uncertainty.

More information on the official conference website.