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.

Professor Alan Robson and  His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh

Royal visits mark our progress

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

The Royal visit to Perth last week for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting was an opportunity to reflect on the involvement of the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh in the history of our University.

Professor Alan Robson, Lord Rees and UWA Chancellor Dr Michael Chaney

The value of alumni

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

We often talk about our University as being a ‘community' or a ‘family' and it certainly feels that way, especially when staff and students work together to ensure the success of events such as Open Day and the Parents' Welcome, or in response to emergencies such as the hail storm in March 2010.

UWA Vice Chancellor Prof Alan Robson and 3MT winner Matthew Thompson

Letting people know who we are and what we do

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Communication across the spectrum - from academic discourse and international relationships, to student recruitment, marketing and development - has been the focus of much activity on campus in the past two weeks.

Graduations: marking individual and institutional success

Thursday, 22 September 2011

Reflecting on almost two decades of graduation ceremonies, I'm struck by the substance behind the often used statement that ‘the strength of our University is built on its graduates'.

Professor Alan Robson

A greater contribution

Thursday, 8 September 2011

New rankings released recently indicate that our University continues to move positively towards its ambitious goal of being counted among the world's best 100 universities in 2013 - the year we celebrate our centenary.

UWA Open Day

Community responses

Wednesday, 24 August 2011

The high regard in which the community holds our University - in no small measure because of our contribution to the social and economic wellbeing of the State - was evident again in the large numbers who attended our recent UWA Open Day.

Plaudits for New Courses

Thursday, 11 August 2011

It is pleasing to see how well our new course structure is being received in the broader community.

Professor Alan Robson

Central in a world of scholars

Wednesday, 27 July 2011

If anyone wanted confirmation of Vice-Chancellor our University's central place in global scholarship, they need only look at a list of events for the first few days of this month organised or hosted by staff of the University.