University News

University News

Professor Ian Small

UWA success at Premier’s Science Awards

Friday, 22 August 2014

The University of Western Australia's strength in science was recognised last night when its staff won two major categories in the 2014 Premier's Science Awards and a former UWA Vice-Chancellor was inducted into the Western Australian Science Hall of Fame.

Professor Matthew Nelson holding canola flower

Canola flowers faster with heat genes

Thursday, 21 August 2014

A problem that has puzzled canola breeders for years has been solved by researchers from The University of Western Australia - and the results could provide a vital breakthrough in understanding the impact of increasing global temperatures on crop flowering.

Phil Vercoe, Craig Lawrence and Peter Davies

WA researchers succeed in breeding rare fish

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

In a world first, researchers at The University of Western Australia and Western Australia's Department of Fisheries have bred one of Australia's rarest fish - the critically endangered Western Trout Minnow.

Two men partaking in an interview

10,000 miles between them, but still a family

Friday, 15 August 2014

‘Aussies' and ‘Poms' who have family in both Western Australia and the UK are invited to take part in a major memories project this September that links The University of Western Australia and the University of Hertfordshire in the UK.

Anna Flanagan (hockeyroos gold medallist) reliability testing

Sport scientists work with Hockeyroos to prevent knee injuries

Friday, 15 August 2014

A new training program devised by researchers at The University of Western Australia has significantly reduced the risk of knee injuries among the Australian Commonwealth Games gold medal-winning women's hockey team, the Hockeyroos.

Winthop Hall Undercroft

UWA climbs higher in world rankings

Friday, 15 August 2014

In just 12 months, The University of Western Australia has climbed three places in the Academic Ranking of World Universities, to be placed at 88th in the world.

Honeybee

Bees, explorers, dark matter and micro-theses mark National Science Week

Thursday, 14 August 2014

An Oscar-nominated documentary on the relationship between humankind and bees, the hunt for dark matter, a fascinating three minute thesis competition and the world's greatest journey of survival will feature in events being hosted by The University of Western Australia's Faculty of Science to mark National Science Week.

Professor Kadambot Siddique and team

World’s largest drought resistance experiment on chickpeas under way at UWA

Thursday, 14 August 2014

Researchers from The University of Western Australia's Institute of Agriculture are conducting the world's largest chickpea experiment on drought resistance.

National Mining Games

2014 Sandvik National Mining Games come to UWA

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

The 2014 Sandvik National Mining Games will be held in Perth for the first time this Friday and Saturday at The University of Western Australia's Crawley campus.

Julie Weeks

Vet takes up Latin as ‘dead’ language comes alive

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Julie Weekes has been a lawyer and works part-time as a vet, but she's back at The University of Western Australia studying for a third career change - this time one that revolves around her first love, ancient languages.