Winthrop Hall

UWA climbs in global rankings

Thursday, 26 October 2017

The University of Western Australia has climbed seven places in the 2018 Best Global Universities rankings to be placed 88th in the world and 7th overall in Australia and New Zealand.

Kip Thorne

UWA physicists celebrate Nobel Prize for Gravitational Waves

Thursday, 26 October 2017

Two of the US scientists who last week won the Nobel Prize in Physics have visited Western Australia’s Gravity Discovery Centre and one of them, Kip Thorne, even has a tree named after him at the gravitational wave research facility.

UWA Graduates Win Young Environmental Engineer of the Year Awards

Monday, 23 October 2017

UWA Environmental Engineering graduates, James McCarthy-Price and Rebecca Dracup, are respective winners of the 2016 & 2017 Engineers Australia Young Environmental Engineer of the Year Award.

The awards were presented at a formal dinner on Wednesday 18 October, after the Engineers Australia Sustainable Engineering Conference held in Melbourne.

Sleep researcher with patient

Sleep disorders and stroke research to benefit from NHMRC funding

Monday, 16 October 2017

Treating sleep disorders, improving the mental health of Australian young people and reducing and preventing the incidence of stroke are among the research projects at The University of Western Australia to receive almost $4 million in funding through the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) fellowship schemes.

President of Ireland (L) presented Hon Doc by UWA Pro-Chancellor Penelope Flett

UWA honours Irish President with Honorary Doctorate

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

The President of Ireland His Excellency Michael Higgins has been awarded an honorary doctorate at The University of Western Australia, in recognition of his contribution to global affairs and long-term advocacy on behalf of minority groups including the poor, marginalised and underprivileged.

United Nations Recognition for Convocation Councillor

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Dr. Mark Andrich, one of our UWA Convocation Councilors and former Honorary Research Fellow at UWA, has received recognition from the UN in New York for his company’s innovative fintech product, the SustainablePlatform.com. The Sustainable Platform has helped funds, including the world’s largest asset manager, the $1 trillion Norwegian sovereign wealth fund, to understand which non-financial factors matter the most for predicting portfolio performance and risk.

David Gozzard, 2017 WA Student Scientist  of the Year

'Horrible Science’ inspired WA’s Student Scientist of the Year for 2017

Thursday, 5 October 2017

At a time when Australia’s students are being told they should pursue courses in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics for the good of our nation and humanity, one student from The University of Western Australia needed little encouragement. 

Dr Bonnie Thomas (left) receiving an Australian Award for University Teaching

French lecturer scoops national teaching award

Tuesday, 3 October 2017

A French lecturer at The University of Western Australia has won a prestigious national teaching award.

Professor Siddique

UWA Awards and achievements - September 2017

Tuesday, 3 October 2017

The University of Western Australia has a continual roll call of awards, scholarships and prizes presented to staff and students.

EMS teacher recognised for outstanding contribution to student learning

Monday, 2 October 2017

Associate Professor Cosimo Faiello, from the Faculty of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences (EMS) at the University of Western Australia (UWA), has been recognised among Australia’s finest university educators in the Federal government’s 2017 Australian Awards for University Teaching.

The awards, administered by the Department of Education and Training, were presented at a ceremony held at Frasers in Kings Park.