Winthrop Professor Peter van Onselen

Local institutions among best and brightest

Thursday, 21 April 2011

AUSTRALIAN universities often receive a bad wrap for their lack of competitive standing on the international stage. This is an unfair descriptor, at least in an overall sense.

UWA Vice Chancellor Professor Alan Robson

Focus on discovery based research ‘a risk’ to diversity

Thursday, 21 April 2011

Recently there has been widespread discussion of the new ERA (Excellence in Research in Australia) ratings. This has been a positive development, providing greater transparency about the nature and extent of world-class research output, university by university, discipline by discipline. There is a risk, however, that we are in danger of losing focus on the diverse missions of Australia's 39 universities.

Senator Kate Lundy

Australians do not want Government to police a national dress code

Wednesday, 20 April 2011

Australia's Parliamentary Secretary for Immigration, Senator Kate Lundy, says she is not in favour of attempts to ban the wearing of the burqa in Australia.

The West and the Australian soul - Dennis Haskell writes in The Australian Literary Review

Wednesday, 6 April 2011

Dennis Haskell has been published in the Australian Literary Review, Volume 6, Issue 3, April 2011.

Click here to read this story on how landscape and isolation influences West Australian writers. 

Associate Professor Judith Fordham

An International Women’s Day adventure

Thursday, 24 March 2011

Where were you on International Women's Day last year?

I was in Port Moresby in Papua New Guinea, invited by the Business and Professional Women's Club (BPW) to speak to Papua New Guineans and expatriates.

What I learned has stayed with me, reinforced by meeting women living and working in PNG.

Professor Geoff Gallop

The Enduring Value of The University of Western Australia: Professor Geoff Gallop

Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Writing for the Institute of Advanced Studies in 2006 Emeritus Professor Laksiri Jayasuriya described The University of Western Australia (UWA) as a "civic university".

Hugh Mackay

A Conversation with Hugh Mackay: Part Two

Thursday, 2 December 2010

UWA Business School
In part one of our conversation, Hugh Mackay spoke about the rapid pace of modern society and the need to make allowances for others less fortunate than ourselves. Now in part two, he talks about ethical business, the hung parliament, and the future of generosity.

Business and the Big Furphy

Winthrop Professor Carmen Lawrence

Mind the gap – between policy and research

Monday, 18 October 2010

As a former politician and as a student of psychology, I continue to be surprised by the dearth of interplay between leading edge developments in the social sciences and decision-making in government, despite the vast potential payoffs in forging links between theory and practice.

Winthrop Professor Kadambot Siddique

Thought for food

Thursday, 14 October 2010

Maintaining adequate global food supplies at a time of rapidly rising population, significant economic growth, increasing food and stockfeed demand, changing climate, declining natural resources, trade liberalisation and regional disturbances is a critical issue for mankind.

To meet this life threatening challenge, we must adopt scientifically sound and sustainable agricultural practices.