Engraving by American whalers on Dampier archipelago

American whalers left rock engravings in Pilbara in 1840s

Tuesday, 19 February 2019

A team of archaeologists from The University of Western Australia working with Murujuga Aboriginal Corporation and mining company Rio Tinto have discovered that Indigenous people were not the only ones to leave their mark in the Dampier Archipelago.

Major project to tackle dropout rates for online courses

Tuesday, 19 February 2019

Researchers from The University of Western Australia have received a major funding boost to develop a project that will significantly improve the success of online education by reducing the number of students who drop out of online courses.

Older woman sitting down

Morning exercise improves brain health in older, overweight adults

Friday, 15 February 2019

An international research team led by The University of Western Australia and The Baker Institute in Melbourne has found a morning bout of exercise reduces the detrimental impact on the pattern of brain blood flow of prolonged sitting in older adults who are overweight or obese.

Brain

Can being born blind protect people from schizophrenia?

Friday, 15 February 2019

A study carried out by The University of Western Australia has provided compelling evidence that congenital/early cortical blindness – that is when people are blind from birth or shortly after - is protective against schizophrenia.

Project that can predict risk of fatal illnesses selected for development

Monday, 11 February 2019

A team from The University of Western Australia that has developed a new way of analysing genetic data to determine the risk of diseases such as cancer and heart attack has been selected to develop their technology through the prestigious CSIRO ON Accelerate program.

Professor Tim Inglis

Researchers speed up detection of blood infection

Monday, 11 February 2019

Researchers from The University of Western Australia have developed a new method of detecting blood infection that they hope will dramatically speed up diagnosis and treatment of severe infection.

Boorna Waanginy

Perth Festival opens with epic Kings Park adventure

Friday, 8 February 2019

Perth Festival opens in spectacular style this weekend by transforming Perth’s beloved Kings Park into a nocturnal wonderland for the entire family to enjoy over four magnificent nights.

Vice-Chancellor Professor Dawn Freshwater

Unlikely proof that from small beginnings great careers grow

Wednesday, 6 February 2019

This article is reprinted with the permission of The Australian newspaper. It was published on Wednesday 6 February 2019.

Asad Prodhan

Awards and Achievements – January 2019

Tuesday, 5 February 2019

The University of Western Australia has a continual roll call of awards, scholarships and prizes presented to staff and students.

UWA Vice-Chancellor

Women rise to the top

Thursday, 31 January 2019

This article is reprinted with permission of The Australian newspaper. It was published on Wednesday 30 January 2019

The Group of Eight universities has appointed its first female chair. The University of Western Australia Vice-Chancellor Professor Dawn Freshwater will lead the organisation, which represents the eight ­research-heavy universities, for the next 12 months, taking over from UNSW Vice-Chancellor Ian Jacobs.