The University of Western Australia is disappointed that the Federal Government’s Higher Education Bill has been rejected by the Senate for a second time. A deregulated tertiary sector would allow universities rather than government to set their own fees and would be of great benefit to the nation.
The University of Western Australia Vice-Chancellor Professor Paul Johnson marked the 50th anniversary of the Faculty of Arts building and the university's ongoing commitment to research collaboration and wider engagement in the region by awarding three ‘personal chairs' in Asian Studies to senior staff. The positions highlight the significance of Australia's relationship with Indonesia, Japan and Korea.
A specialist from The University of Western Australia who is at the forefront of research into high blood pressure (hypertension) will spearhead efforts to develop preventive strategies to reduce death and disability from cardiovascular disease.
Western Australian Scientist of the Year for 2013, Professor Mark Randolph, has been appointed Fugro Chair in Geotechnics at The University of Western Australia's Centre for Offshore Foundation Systems (COFS).
The former head of theatre and dance at the Sydney Opera House who now works for one of the world's leading performing arts centres has been appointed artistic director of Perth International Arts Festival, founded by The University of Western Australia.
Whether it's the 11-year-old who has to sit by while his schoolmates play soccer, the grandma who can't open a jar, or the 30-year-old who can't get out of bed and has to miss yet another week of work - everyone knows someone affected by arthritis or some equally painful bone and joint condition.
One of the world’s leading institutes for agricultural research has just added another international expert to its stable of scientists working to breed more resilient crops and increase Australia’s primary industry competitiveness.