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Professor Ian Small

UWA success at Premier’s Science Awards

Friday, 22 August 2014

The University of Western Australia's strength in science was recognised last night when its staff won two major categories in the 2014 Premier's Science Awards and a former UWA Vice-Chancellor was inducted into the Western Australian Science Hall of Fame.

Phil Vercoe, Craig Lawrence and Peter Davies

WA researchers succeed in breeding rare fish

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

In a world first, researchers at The University of Western Australia and Western Australia's Department of Fisheries have bred one of Australia's rarest fish - the critically endangered Western Trout Minnow.

Winthop Hall Undercroft

UWA climbs higher in world rankings

Friday, 15 August 2014

In just 12 months, The University of Western Australia has climbed three places in the Academic Ranking of World Universities, to be placed at 88th in the world.

Students outside Winthrop Hall

UWA awarded Five Stars Plus rating

Monday, 11 August 2014

The University of Western Australia is one of only 10 universities worldwide to be awarded a "Five Stars Plus" rating in the QS Stars University Ratings.

Student reading with teaching pointing to a phrase in the book

UWA Education Research to Improve NAPLAN

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Researchers at the Faculty of Education at the University of Western Australia are working on a research project that seeks to improve the Writing performance assessment component of the National Assessment Program—Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN). The project, led by Associate Professor Stephen Humphry and Professor David Andrich, also aims more generally to improve assessments in areas that have traditionally been difficult to assess, such as The Arts, so that educators can more accurately compare students’ achievements in primary and secondary schooling.

Credit: X-ray: NASA/CXC/Stanford Univ/N.Werner et al; Optical: DSS)

Carbon monoxide predicts ‘red and dead’ future of gas guzzler galaxy

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Astronomers have studied the carbon monoxide in a galaxy over 12 billion light years from Earth and discovered that it's running out of gas, quite literally, and headed for a ‘red and dead' future.

Prize winners standing on stage with their awards

2014 Faculty of Education Prizes

Thursday, 19 June 2014

Twenty-one people were recognised for their achievements at the Faculty’s annual Prize Giving Ceremony. Congratulations to all the winners!

Prizes 

Rebecca Halse in the classroom

Success for graduate teacher

Tuesday, 17 June 2014

A high-achieving UWA graduate was named Beginning Teacher of the Year at the WA Education Awards. Rebecca Halse has a Bachelor of Arts and a Graduate Diploma in Education from UWA, and works as a Secondary Ancient and Modern History Teacher at Shenton College. 

Professor Russell Waugh sitting at his desk

Positive relationships at the heart of transnational research

Monday, 16 June 2014

Over the past ten years Professor Russell Waugh has supervised 16 Doctor of Education students from Hong Kong and Singapore through the Faculty of Education’s transnational program.

Winthrop Professor Lesley Vidovich

Global and local knowledge: learning rather than borrowing

Friday, 13 June 2014

Winthrop Professor Lesley Vidovich is an international expert on education policy, having authored over 150 research papers in the field. In addition to her research activity, Lesley teaches across all course levels at the Faculty of Education, from the popular undergraduate broadening unit “Education for a Global Knowledge Society” to Masters and Doctoral units. Lesley has also supervised over 40 postgraduate students to successful thesis completion, and she has won a series of Teaching and Supervision Awards at UWA.