University News

Awards and Prizes

Law/Arts student named 2011 Rhodes Scholar

Monday, 1 November 2010

One of The University of Western Australia's top Law graduates who aims to use her education to improve the community as a barrister and academic has been awarded the 2011 Rhodes Scholarship for Western Australia.

Elisa Mansutti and Luca Pavarin

Cultures combine to create shelter

Monday, 1 November 2010

Origami and earthquakes are the unlikely bedfellows that combined to produce a shelter for communities affected by natural disasters.

UWA Business School Wins Four ARC Grants

Friday, 29 October 2010

The University of Western Australia Business School has won three Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery grants and one ARC Linkage grant in the 2011 round of funding.

UWA honours pioneering staff and state-builders

Thursday, 28 October 2010

A pioneering primary industry researcher and an internationally renowned chemist who made enormous contributions to the State are to be honoured with the naming of significant facilities at The University of Western Australia.

School of Music students succeed with recent collaborative performances

Wednesday, 27 October 2010

A number of students from the School of Music have excelled with prize winning collaborative work and highly regarded participation in an international inter-cultural collaborative music performance.

1st Prize Winner, Miss Lu Lin with W/Professor Dongke Zhang FTSE

Dongke Zhang Scholarships - Chinese Academy of Sciences

Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Four outstanding postgraduates at Qingdao Institute of Bioenergy and Bioprocess Technology in China were awarded a Dongke Zhang Scholarship by W/Prof Dongke Zhang FTSE on 15 October 2010.

The Dongke Zhang Scholarships were established early in 2010 by W/Professor Dongke Zhang FTSE and The Zhangs Family Trust to recognise and reward outstanding postgraduate research students, currently enrolled at Chinese Academy of Sciences, Qingdao Institute of Bioenergy and Bioprocess Technology.

Winthrop Professor Harvey Millar

UWA plant energy professors among world's most recognised

Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Two Professors from The University of Western Australia are among the world's most cited plant scientists, according to the publisher of the two leading international journals for the advancement of plant science.

Kookaburras hockey player Fergus Kavanagh

UWA's top athletes finish Games on high note

Tuesday, 19 October 2010

Five current and former students at The University of Western Australia have lived up to the University's aim of achieving international excellence at this year's Delhi Commonwealth Games, bringing home four gold medals and one silver.

Associate Professor Kevin Pfleger

UWA spin-off company wins funding for kidney treatment

Monday, 18 October 2010

An innovative project that aims to deliver a new treatment for a common kidney disease was one of only two WA recipients of Federal funding announced on Friday by Innovation, Industry, Science and Research Minister, Senator Kim Carr.

A picture of Assoc Prof Xiaolin in front of an Australian flag and Chinese flag

Australia China Young Scientist Exchange Program (YSEP)

Monday, 18 October 2010

Associate Professor Xiaolin Wang recently attended the Australia China Young Scientist Exchange Program (YSEP) Showcasing Event at the Australia Pavilion, Shanghai World Expo where he met with other past representatives and this year’s Australia Young Scientists from program.

While at the expo, Xiaolin participated on a panel discussion about the past achievements and the future development of the YSEP program.