Self-regulating coral protect themselves against ocean acidification

Tuesday, 6 October 2015

A new study carried out by researchers from The University of Western Australia and the University of Queensland has found that the Porites cylindrica variety of coral have an in-built mechanism that protects them in environments where there is a high fluctuation in ocean pH.

Dr Boykin

UWA researcher addresses the United Nations to end hunger

Friday, 2 October 2015

A Research Fellow from The University of Western Australia has spoken at the United Nations Headquarters in New York about how her research will play a role in tackling the Global Goal of “zero hunger”. The goal is to “end hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture”.


Antarctic warming stimulates diversity of soil fungi

Wednesday, 30 September 2015

The warming of the Antarctic Peninsula could see the number of types of soil fungi in the Antarctic region increase dramatically by up to 25 per cent by the end of the century, according to research carried out by a team of British and Australian scientists.

Pharmaceutical drugs

UWA and international team pioneer new drug analysis method

Tuesday, 29 September 2015

An international team of scientists co-led by The University of Western Australia’s Associate Professor Vincent Wallace has been working with a major biopharmaceutical company to investigate new ways to characterise protein formulations.


Korean rhythm and culture on display at UWA concert

Tuesday, 29 September 2015

Top Korean dance and music groups will headline a ‘The Rhythm of Korea’ Concert at a one-off performance at The University of Western Australia’s Octagon Theatre on Thursday 15 October.

Ig Nobel Prize winners

Egg research cracks top prize

Friday, 25 September 2015

Researcher and chemistry student Callum Ormonde from The University of Western Australia is part of a team that has won an Ig Nobel Prize for working out how to unboil an egg.

Orbiting black holes

Eleven year cosmic search leads to black hole rethink

Friday, 25 September 2015

One hundred years since Einstein proposed gravitational waves as part of his general theory of relativity, an 11-year search performed with CSIRO’s Parkes telescope has shown that an expected background of waves is missing, casting doubt on our understanding of galaxies and black holes.

SBY working group meeting

Visionary, cooperative frameworks the answer to bilateral relations

Thursday, 24 September 2015

Australia and Indonesia would greatly prosper through deeper and more visionary economic, security and humanitarian engagement, according to His Excellency Professor Doctor Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, speaking yesterday with the Australia-Indonesia Working Group at The University of Western Australia.

Students meeting with SBY

Students enjoy extraordinary meeting with former Indonesian President

Wednesday, 23 September 2015

Students studying the Indonesian language were given an extraordinary opportunity yesterday at The University of Western Australia during an informal private roundtable meeting with former Indonesian President His Excellency Professor Doctor Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono.

Emily Gordon

UWA law graduates win scholarships to Cambridge

Wednesday, 23 September 2015

Two young law graduates from The University of Western Australia are heading to the UK’s Cambridge University after winning prestigious scholarships to continue their studies.