Premier Barnett announces $26m funding, with Peter Quinn (left)

WA Government invests $26M in Astronomy and the Square Kilometre Array

Friday, 16 August 2013

The International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR), based in Perth, Western Australia has been extended for another five years thanks to a $26M investment announced by WA Premier Colin Barnett today. The $26M from the Western Australian State Government will allow ICRAR's local activities in science and with industry to continue, but will also expand the high tech and scientific capabilities of the State.

UWA rankings leap higher in Centenary Year

Thursday, 15 August 2013

The University of Western Australia has risen to fourth place nationally and now ranks 91st in the world following today's release of the world's foremost performance indicator, the Academic Ranking of World Universities published by China's Shanghai Jiao Tong University.

David Reid

Engineering student wins top UWA award

Tuesday, 13 August 2013

A PhD student from The University of Western Australia's School of Civil and Resource Engineering has won the 12th Dr Baden Clegg Award for a presentation on analysis of tailings dam liquefaction.

Bushfire rapid early warning system wins national award

Friday, 9 August 2013

A computer system which enables early warnings about bushfires to be sent to at-risk communities won a national award last night for a group from WA.

Microscope-in-a-needle team

Breast cancer and landcare projects make Eureka award finals

Friday, 9 August 2013

A microscope-in-a-needle device to detect breast cancer and a collaborative sustainable grazing system project have earned researchers at The University of Western Australia a place in the finals of the Australian Museum's annual Eureka Prizes - the most prestigious prizes in Australian science.

Research Assistant Professor Ruth Thornton

Glue ear mystery solved – and researcher hears applause

Thursday, 8 August 2013

The sleepless nights families face when painful ear infections strike kids may be over if a researcher associated with The University of Western Australia has her way.

Martin Fahey

Martin Fahey Visitng Fellowships now available

Thursday, 1 August 2013

The Martin Fahey Visiting Fellowship has been established by COFS to honour the contribution made by Professor Martin Fahey in the establishment and success of the UWA Geotechnical Testing Laboratory, the Geomechanics Group and COFS.

UWA Fogarty Regional Scholarship recipient, Leela Dilkes-Hoffman

2014 UWA Scholarships applications opening soon

Tuesday, 30 July 2013

UWA offers more than 400 scholarships every year to undergraduate students from all walks of life. In 2014, there will be in excess of $4 million in scholarships available to undergraduate students to assist them to realize their potential.

Dynamic duo receive national accounting education award

Monday, 29 July 2013

A rare national education award last presented in 2000 has been jointly awarded to the UWA Business School's Associate Dean Teaching and Learning Winthrop Professor Phil Hancock and The University of Sydney's Associate Professor Mark Freeman.

The Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand (AFAANZ)'s Outstanding Contribution to Accounting and Finance - Education Award recognises the contributions to accounting and finance education made by the duo over the last thirty years.

Dr Jacquie Hutchinson

Workplace bullying” needs redefining: Employment expert

Monday, 29 July 2013

Entire organisations-and not just individual managers and employees-might be to blame for workplace bullying, according to a recent article by the UWA Business School's Dr Jacquie Hutchinson.

Published in the Journal of Industrial Relations, Dr Hutchinson's article outlines the results of interviews conducted with 32 public sector employees, including senior managers, employee advocates and policy implementers.

Towards a broader definition of workplace bullying