UWA innovators part of TEDxPerth

Friday, 3 November 2017

TEDxPerth returns to Perth Concert Hall on Saturday 11 November 2017 with sixteen powerful talks by some of Western Australia's leading thinkers and doers, including four from UWA.

Professor Ray Willis, Emeritus Professor Alan Harvey, Professor Anas Ghadouani and Ian Dunican will all gives talks at the event.

Professor Ray Wills - Faculty of Science
Ray’s enthusiasm and positivity about the global future for low carbon energy is infectious. His energetic talk will be a caffeine injection of new perspectives on a problem facing us all.

Winthrop Hall

UWA climbs in global rankings

Thursday, 26 October 2017

The University of Western Australia has climbed seven places in the 2018 Best Global Universities rankings to be placed 88th in the world and 7th overall in Australia and New Zealand.

Barber Shop Chronicles_credit_Dean Chalkley

Special UWA staff discounts for the 2018 Perth Festival

Monday, 23 October 2017

There is something for everyone in the 2018 Perth Festival as the excitement builds for the full program launch on 9 November. Here’s a taste of what’s to come in four internationally acclaimed works that are on sale now.

As a UWA staff member you have 10% off adult prices for most events across the program and further discounts and special offers when the full program is released. Special ticket price offer for the Lotterywest Festival Films will be announced closer to the program launch.

Library Academic Survey

Library Academic Staff Survey

Monday, 23 October 2017

If you are an academic staff member you will have recently received a survey invitation from the UWA Library. Your feedback is important and will inform the development of services to support your research and teaching needs. Input from academic staff is invaluable for the planning of future developments of the UWA Library and will assist the University in providing world-class education, systems and facilities.

UWA's rising star

Friday, 20 October 2017

Sarah Bourke never expected to be crowned UWA’s Rising Star for 2017. However the South Australian native did just that for her work on groundwater. Sarah grew up in Mt Gambier, a town surrounded by fresh and clean groundwater and it was here her interest in groundwater was formed. 

“I grew up swimming in groundwater and drinking it, and I developed an understanding of what a valuable resource it is.

UWA researchers announced as new Fellows of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences

Friday, 20 October 2017

Congratulations to Professor Carol Bower, Professor Karen Simmer and Professor Stephen Zubrick for being inducted into the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences Fellowship last week. This is a wonderful achievement and national recognition of three outstanding researchers in health and medical sciences.

Prestigious prize for emotions research

Thursday, 19 October 2017

The ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions (CHE) has recently been awarded the prestigious 2017 CHASS Australia Prize for Distinctive Work in the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences for its work on the Zest Festival.

ICRAR researchers' precision on point

Thursday, 19 October 2017

An optical fibre-based synchronisation system designed by UWA ICRAR researchers has been selected for the first phase of SKA-mid, the part of the Square Kilometre Array that will be built in South Africa.

The long distances between SKA antennas means radio waves from the sky will arrive at each antenna at different times. With thousands of antennas spread over continental scales, one of the most complex technical challenges for the SKA is to synchronise the incoming signals with extreme precision before they’re combined by the SKA’s supercomputers. 

Vice-Chancellor's Voice - 18 October 2017

Thursday, 19 October 2017

Good morning. I am extremely proud that UWA researchers have played an important role in another significant astronomical discovery. 

Vice-Chancellor's Voice - 11 October 2017

Friday, 13 October 2017

Good morning. I am pleased to share that the University has been awarded a contract by the State Government to establish a new Wave Energy Centre in Albany.