Rejection of the Higher Education Bill means uncertainty for Australia's universities

Thursday, 19 March 2015

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.

Professor Len Collard - photo:  Matthew Galligan

Do you live in the place of spiders?

Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Want to know more about the Noongar origins of the name of your street, suburb or town? A new website developed by researchers at The University of Western Australia with colleagues at Curtin University might help.

Mark Beeson

Geopolitics versus geoeconomics: the new international order - Mark Beeson writes for The Conversation

Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Mark Beeson writes on the implications of Britain’s decision to join China’s new Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank. Geopolitics versus geoeconomics: the new international order.

David Mickler

New Africa unit a hit with Political Science students

Tuesday, 10 March 2015

The UWA Energy and Minerals Institute have written a great piece on the new units with a focus on Africa being taught this semester at undergraduate and postgraduate level by Dr David Mickler from Political Science and International Relations. They have very kindly agreed to share the piece with us:

Sell your soul for a ticket

Tuesday, 10 March 2015

Actor and director Stephen Lee directs and performs in his bold new production of Christopher Marlowe's Doctor Faustus.

Mark Beeson

The great Chinese investment conundrum - Mark Beeson writes for The Conversation

Monday, 9 March 2015

Professor Mark Beeson from Political Science and International Relations  regularly contributes to The Conversation. Last week he looked at the implications of the recent decision to restrict Chinese investment in real estate and wondered whether it highlights more general bilateral problems.' The great Chinese investment conundrum

Friends of the Library: March Speaker - Dr Ian McLeod

Thursday, 5 March 2015

Shipwrecks and salvage: Dr Ian MacLeod

Venue: Reid Library Meeting Room, UWA

Time: Doors open 7:00pm. There will be a short AGM at 7:15pm followed by the speaker at 7:30pm.

Cost:  $5 donation (Friends of the Library members free)

The UWA and Temasek Polytechnic celebrate 10 years of student exchange

Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Last Friday, 27 February, a celebration was held at Temasek Polytechnic marking the 10th year of the UWA Temasek exchange program. The celebration was attended by His Excellency the Australian High Commissioner for Singapore, Mr Philip Green, the Dean of the Faculty of Arts at UWA, Professor Krishna Sen, Associate Dean (International) Nick Harney as well as Media and Communication lecturers and dignitaries and staff from Temasek Polytechnic.

New degree to tackle emerging global development challenges

Wednesday, 4 March 2015

A unique new international development degree at The University of Western Australia aims to equip students with the skills needed to tackle the increasingly complex array of global challenges facing aid and development agencies.

Nicola Fraschini

Introducing Dr Nicola Fraschini, Lecturer in Korean.

Wednesday, 4 March 2015

The School of Social Sciences is delighted to welcome a new member of staff to the Asian Studies Discipline, Dr Nicola Fraschini, Lecturer in Korean. Nicola comes to UWA from Sogang University Korean Language Education Center and this semester he is coordinating our first year Korean undergraduate unit KORE1401.