Staff & student marche down Stirling Tce

UWA Albany celebrates two decades in the Great Southern

Thursday, 7 November 2019

The University of Western Australia celebrated two decades of learning, teaching and research in Albany this year.

The milestone was marked by an academic procession down York St and culminating at the Albany Entertainment Centre (AEC) where a reception was held.

UWA Vice-Chancellor Professor Dawn Freshwater said the University was thrilled to be celebrating 20 years in Albany and was thankful for the ongoing support of the City of Albany, the Great Southern Development Commission and the local community.

Carly Portch and Justin Geldard

Ocean Youth Leadership Summit in Norway chance to share ideas for Carly and Justin

Tuesday, 22 October 2019

Two Ocean Institute PhD candidates, Carly Portch and Justin Geldard, have packed their winter woollies and headed to Norway to attend a prestigious oceans conference targetted at young people.

Edythe Guice tracking possums

Bristol students study Great Southern ecology

Monday, 9 September 2019

Eight postgraduate students from Bristol University in the United Kingdom have spent 10 weeks working with UWA Albany researchers to gain a deeper understanding of the ecology unique to the Great Southern.

Students are completing a Master of Science degree majoring in Global Wildlife Health and Conservation and have chosen to do their research projects with the University of Western Australia, Albany as part of their studies.

Boorna Waanginy: The Trees Speak

Perth Festival a magnet for tourists and locals alike

Wednesday, 29 May 2019

Perth Festival attracts thousands of tourists and fosters social harmony and community pride in Western Australia, a new report shows.

Regions exist in WA: Regional students exist at UWA

Tuesday, 7 May 2019

The University of Western Australia’s regional campus in Albany celebrates its twentieth anniversary this year.

Grateful student Mikaela Forward

Scholarships making a difference

Monday, 6 May 2019

Thanks to the generosity of Great Southern donors, UWA Albany was able to award nine scholarships and prizes in first semester.  The University of Western Australia is proud of the high calibre of students that applied for the scholarships and is grateful to all the sponsors and donors who support the teaching, learning and research at the university.

Dr Harriet Paterson with nurdles

Volunteers needed to collect plastic pellets from South Coast

Friday, 26 October 2018

The University of Western Australia’s Albany Campus is seeking volunteers to collect tiny plastic pellets, known as ‘nurdles’, which have washed up on the South Coast after a massive spill off the South African coast in October last year.

UWA leads the way in global subject rankings

Thursday, 18 October 2018

The University of Western Australia has been ranked first in WA in the subjects of Business & Economics, Social Sciences, and Education in the global Times Higher Education World University Rankings by subject, released today.

New discoveries in Eucalyptus evolutionary biology

Monday, 10 September 2018

Each year the Ecological Society of Australia (ESA) offers a postgraduate student research award. The Wiley Fundamental Ecology Award is worth $5,000 and can be used for any research that advances the science of ecology. Hotly contested, this national award was recently awarded to the University of Western Australia (Albany) PhD student Nicole Bezemer.

Susannah Cramp

Pollinators of endangered flower captured in action

Tuesday, 3 July 2018

An endangered Feather Flower, unique to this region, has been the focus of scientific investigations which potentially provide an important link in ensuring its on-going survival. The Latin name for Feather Flowers is Verticordia, meaning ‘Turner of hearts’ referring to their exquisite beauty.

Susannah Cramp

Pollinators of endangered flower captured in action

Tuesday, 3 July 2018

An endangered Feather Flower, unique to this region, has been the focus of scientific investigations which potentially provide an important link in ensuring its on-going survival. The Latin name for Feather Flowers is Verticordia, meaning ‘Turner of hearts’ referring to their exquisite beauty.

Albany Wave Energy Centre announced

Albany to become global leader in wave energy

Tuesday, 24 April 2018

The Great Southern is one step closer to becoming a global leader in marine renewable energy after the Albany Visitor Centre was announced as the location for the Wave Energy Research Centre.

Saving endangered species lecture presented by Professor Stephen Hopper

UWA Albany campus a hotspot for learning

Wednesday, 4 April 2018

Did you know that UWA has a campus in Albany that is reflective of the main Perth campus in many aspects?

From its own (albeit Lilliputian) clock tower in the main building, to its waterfront location and beautiful heritage buildings, the UWA Albany campus brims with life and is nestled right in the city, close to the popular café strip.

Albany Farmers Market coordinator Ian Haines with Helena Shojaei

Farmers markets fuel local economy

Monday, 5 March 2018

Every Saturday morning the Albany Farmers Market is a hive of activity as locals and visitors make a bee-line to purchase fresh produce from the region.

Food sustainability researcher awarded inaugural Arjen Ryder Memorial Scholarship

Thursday, 14 December 2017

Albany-based science student Lauren Pullella will travel to Malaysia to examine food sustainability in an indigenous community as the inaugural recipient of the Arjen Ryder Memorial Scholarship.

The University of Western Australia (UWA) student will focus her Honours research on evaluating food availability and changing diets of the indigenous Orang Asli people of Malaysia. Lauren and other UWA Albany researchers will be collaborating with Professor Dato' Dr Abdul Rashid Khan from the Penang Medical College in Malaysia.

Summer School

New Summer School program offers students greater flexibility

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

A new summer school program at The University of Western Australia will offer students and the wider community more than 70 units to choose from.

Waves at Torbay in Albany

New UWA-led wave energy centre to be established in Albany

Friday, 6 October 2017

WA’s renewable energy future has received a boost with the State Government awarding $3.75 million to The University of Western Australia to establish a new wave energy centre in Albany.

Reza Gohari explores the Great Southern

International student puts local ecotourism under the microscope

Friday, 28 July 2017

A world away from the bustle of his home city of Tehran in Iran, Reza Gohari was drawn to study a Masters of Ecotourism at UWA Albany as a unique opportunity to further develop his career in tourism.   

From studying, working and teaching in the industry, Reza has developed a keen interest in tourism research and development.  The Albany based course offered him the chance to study and experience a vastly different environment to his home country, and a ‘google-earth’ view of the UWA Albany campus at the Old Post Office sold it for him.  

Wheelchair basketball

Indigenous high school students shoot for the stars

Monday, 17 July 2017

Thirty-four Year 10 Indigenous students from around the State spent their school holidays learning a raft of new skills from wheelchair basketball to building a strong bridge and making moulds of teeth.

UWA

UWA ranked among world's best universities

Thursday, 8 June 2017

The University of Western Australia has risen to become one of the world’s top 100 universities in the 2018 QS World University Rankings.