UWA

UWA congratulates staff and graduates honoured on Australia Day

Tuesday, 28 January 2020

The University of Western Australia is celebrating the achievements of staff and graduates honoured in the Australian of the Year 2020 awards and in the Australia Day Honours List.

Musicians performing in front of a live audience

Full entertainment revealed for Highway to Hell

Tuesday, 28 January 2020

Take your pick from more than 130 free activities and events along the Highway to Hell as Perth Festival celebrates our city and its connection to Bon Scott, the iconic front man of legendary Aussie rock band, AC/DC. 

Sarah Contos

The Long Kiss Goodbye art exhibition

Thursday, 23 January 2020

The Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery at The University of Western Australia, in association with Perth Festival, is pleased to announce its newest exhibition – The Long Kiss Goodbye – opening on Saturday 8 February 2020.

Digitisation centre

Uncovering hidden treasures - Australian culture goes digital

Thursday, 23 January 2020

A collaboration led by The University of Western Australia and including all five Western Australian universities, the WA State Library and the WA Museum, will establish a world-class archival quality Digitisation Centre. The Centre will create a digital record of significant humanities, arts and social sciences collections held by participating institutions.

Tallon Island

Coral helper stays robust under ocean acidification

Tuesday, 21 January 2020

Researchers from the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies at The University of Western Australia (Coral CoE at UWA) and the Victoria University of Wellington have found Crustose Coralline Algae, crucial to the survival of coral reefs, may be able to resist the impacts of ocean acidification caused by climate change. 

Arman

Seven UWA high achievers awarded Fulbright scholarships

Monday, 20 January 2020

A talented musician, a computer science student who studied how artificial intelligence can be used to solve complex medical problems and an oceanographer researching ways to harness energy during severe weather events are among seven researchers and graduates from The University of Western Australia who have received 2020 Fulbright scholarships.

mother holding baby

New clues in understanding how to prevent food allergies by breastfeeding

Monday, 20 January 2020

Breastfeeding mothers may be encouraged to eat eggs to help prevent babies from developing an egg allergy, according to new studies by researchers at The University of Western Australia.

Bruce Pascoe

Stars align for a perfect weekend of conversations

Friday, 17 January 2020

A stellar line-up of award-winning international, national and local writers will gather for Perth Festival’s annual celebration of brilliant literature and exciting ideas.

Aldric Ratnasekera

How a top ATAR student found his passion for medicine

Tuesday, 14 January 2020

Travelling the remotest parts of our State and witnessing first-hand a lack of medical expertise and resources available to many communities was the catalyst for suburban Perth teenager Aldric Ratnasekera to study medicine at The University of Western Australia.

Woman having her blood pressure checked by a doctor

Australia’s obesity epidemic leading to increased risk of cardiovascular disease

Wednesday, 8 January 2020

Researchers from The University of Western Australia and the Royal Perth Hospital Medical Research Foundation are warning that Australia’s obesity epidemic is undermining expert attempts to reduce cardiovascular disease.