UWA Vice-Chancellor Professor Paul Johnson

The power of giving back

Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Our University is privileged to be able to celebrate magnanimity from both individuals and groups who continue a century-old philanthropic tradition.

Senator Chris Evans, Prof Peter Quinn, WA Minister John Day & Prof Paul Johnson

Setting our sights high

Monday, 11 June 2012

In the past few millennia we have made the most astonishing and unexpected discoveries about the cosmos and our place within it, explorations that are exhilarating to consider.

UWA Vice Chancellor Prof Paul Johnson & Prof Marcus Atlas Ear Science Institute

Quality teaching the cornerstone for a successful society

Monday, 28 May 2012

Throughout May we celebrated excellence in teaching and learning at our University. This is a tradition that was established 21 years ago when our Student Guild first initiated the Excellence in Teaching Awards.

Paul Johnson opens new Path lab with W/Prof Wendy Erber & C/Prof Peter Flettl

Aligning resources and priorities for the future

Monday, 14 May 2012

It is that time in the annual political and financial cycle when we are reminded of the importance of remaining actively involved in trying to influence Government policy on higher education.

Reflecting on our ‘duty of care’

Wednesday, 2 May 2012

In recent weeks, administrators from Western Australian universities have met to begin discussions on how to help address an issue facing our students - along with many other young people in the community: the problem of alcohol abuse and binge drinking.

Vice-Chancellor Paul Johnson

Investing in a higher education for a better society

Thursday, 19 April 2012

Philanthropy is making an increasingly important contribution to our goal of being recognised internationally as a research intensive university of excellence producing benefits for society as a whole.

The importance of academic research

Monday, 19 March 2012

When the Royal Society was founded in 1660, it was possible for a knowledgeable person to be able to understand the full gamut of scientific discovery of that time.

Centuries later, it is hard to keep up with the furious pace of research advances even in one's own discipline.

UWA Vice-Chancellor Professor Paul Johnson

Our Top 50 target will involve a great deal of work

Wednesday, 7 March 2012

In my early weeks at the University, I have been struck by the commitment of staff to achieve the University's bold ambition of being counted among the top 50 universities by 2050.

UWA Vice-Chancellor Professor Alan Robson with his leavers' shirt

‘Seeing further’ towards a better society

Wednesday, 30 November 2011

As this is my last UWA News column as Vice-Chancellor, I want to confirm what a privilege it has been to lead this University - an institution with such a strong history of support for the social and economic well-being of our State, and which has played such an important part in the personal growth and development of generations of young Western Australians.

Professor Alan Robson, Prime Minister Julia Gillard and Professor Bill Louden

An international University in outlook and action

Monday, 14 November 2011

As we near the end of another academic year, we are pleased to acknowledge the success of three UWA researchers who have been named as 2011 Scientist of the Year finalists in the Western Australian Science of the Year Awards.