Nine high school students from around Australia won't be spending this Saturday playing sport, going to the movies or hanging out with their mates - they'll be building a bridge to China from The University of Western Australia.
The University of Western Australia's Business School has become the only business school in the State to hold the prestigious European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS) international business accreditation.
Re-engineering bacteria into microscopic drug factories and examining factors related to cancer in children are just two of The University of Western Australia's projects to attract State Government funding.
The challenge facing Australia in dealing with an expected 31 per cent increase in new cancer cases between 2001 and 2011 has earned a sixth-year medical student at The University of Western Australia first prize in a national essay competition run by Cancer Council Australia.
West Australian Nobel Laureate Professor Barry Marshall has been elected into the prestigious US National Academy of Sciences, an institution that was signed into being by US President Abraham Lincoln in 1863 at the height of the Civil War.