Three eminent researchers from The University of Western Australia have been named among the finalists for the 2014 Scientist of the Year to be announced at the Premier's Science Awards on 21 August during National Science Week, Australia's largest annual celebration of science.
Sixty high-achieving Year 12 students from around the State were the first to trial The University of Western Australia's latest initiative to help arm school leavers with a better understanding of the opportunities available to them to enhance their professional futures.
John Kinder, a professor who has taught Italian culture and language at The University of Western Australia for 26 years, has been presented with the prestigious Commendatore della Stella d'Italia (Commander of the Star of Italy) award.
The University of Western Australia's Professor Kadambot Siddique, whose mission is to ‘feed the world', and UWA arts, law and economics student - and football umpire - Timothy Lefroy have been named winners in the Western Australian of the Year awards.
Graduates, staff members and students from The University of Western Australia have been recognised as finalists in this year's Western Australian of the Year Awards, which will be announced at a gala dinner on Friday 30 May at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre.
Thirty-three Indigenous Year 12 students from around metropolitan Perth and WA - from as far north as Kununurra and as far south as Esperance - will come to The University of Western Australia next week for a leadership seminar.
A huge collection of about 60,000 medieval and early modern manuscripts - and the people and events they record - will come alive digitally to scholars around the world thanks to a 21st century scholar winning a prestigious award.
When Claire McGlew graduates as a music teacher from The University of Western Australia on Tuesday 1 April she will be the first blind person to do so. And her guide dog, Swanee, will be right beside her when she does because he has been with her throughout her studies at UWA.
The University of Western Australia's subject areas of Psychology, Education and Earth and Marine Sciences have been ranked in the world's top 40 institutions according to this year's QS World University Rankings by Subject.
A distinguished scholar of Australian literary and cultural history - who is also Chair in Australian Literature at The University of Western Australia - will spend the 2015-2016 academic year at one of the leading universities in the US.
A German classicist professor with an interest in inscriptions, oracles, miracle texts and interpreting the classical world for children will hold the inaugural Margaret Braine Fellowship in Classics and Ancient History at The University of Western Australia.