In the Zone explores how to solve food production problems

Tuesday, 17 May 2016

On Saturday, UWA’s flagship geopolitical forum In the Zone drew a crowd of 1000 for its annual event, held this year for the first time outside of Perth in Jakarta, Indonesia.  In partnership with the UWA-based Perth USAsia Centre and Foreign Policy Community of Indonesia (FPCI), the event brought together premier thinkers from Australia and Indonestia to discuss “feeding the zone” and explore how to best use innovation, investment, and international cooperation to solve food production problems in Indo-Pacific Asia.

Australia, almost the Canada of the south

Friday, 13 May 2016

When UWA Honorary Research Fellow Noelene Bloomfield joined the University in 1968 to take up a senior tutor position in the French department her classes were mostly focused on the French language. As her research progressed, French culture and history started to play a larger role, however little did she know how all three aspects would merge into a lifelong passion.

UWA receives over $5 million in ARC Linkage Project funding.

Wednesday, 11 May 2016

The Minister for Education and Training, Senator the Hon Simon Birmingham, has announced the Funding Outcomes for Australian Research Council Linkage Projects for funding commencing in 2016.

Full details are available at:

10 grants were awarded to UWA: $5,212,192 in cash from the ARC and $12,648,483 in cash and in-kind from the partner organisations.

Congratulations to the following successful UWA applicants:


David Morrison

Australian of the Year David Morrison to give Kyle Oration

Tuesday, 10 May 2016

2016 Australian of the Year and national advocate for gender equality David Morrison will present this year’s Wallace Kyle Oration at The University of Western Australia next Tuesday 17 May.

Helping chronic heart failure patients breathe more freely

Monday, 2 May 2016

A UWA-led 12-month pilot study hopes to give patients with chronic heart failure more bang for their buck during their rehabilitation, and is winning awards on the way.

“Chronic heart failure patients are characterised by breathlessness and undue fatigue on exertion. Interestingly, research has demonstrated that the heart is not the only limiting factor these patients experience but also secondary issues such as their muscles simply not working like they should,” says Sports Science, Exercise and Health PhD student Lauren McKeown.

UWA Publishing releases dynamic book on Perth city

Wednesday, 27 April 2016

UWA Publishing’s new release Perth: a guide for the curious takes a fresh look at Perth city through the eyes of some of its most preeminent thinkers.

Edited by UWA Publishing director Terri-ann White, Perth: a guide for the curious takes us from an architect’s perspective on heritage to a historian’s ruminations on Perth’s swampy origins; from a walk down street that don’t exist to Noongar place names; from the union movement, to public art, to criminal Perth, then conversational Perth.

Meet with a UniSuper financial adviser on campus

Thursday, 21 April 2016

No matter what stage of life you’re at, UniSuper Advice can offer you quality financial advice.

Why not come along to a complimentary on-campus advice appointment to find out first hand if UniSuper Advice can help your financial situation?

Stephen Henshall, a Perth based UniSuper financial advisers will be on campus on:

Tuesday 17 May

Tuesday 24 May

Tuesday 31 May

Tuesday 7 June