Following an international search, The University of Western Australia is pleased to announce that Dr Jörg Baumeister has recently been appointed as the new Director of the Australian Urban Design Research Centre (AUDRC).
Chickpea has emerged as Australia's most important cool season grain legume, according to the ABARES 2012 season crop data - and new disease-resistant varieties are expected to revive and develop a profitable chickpea industry in Western Australia.
Ensuring that Australian cities are more water-sensitive is the aim of the Cooperative Research Centre for Water Sensitive Cities (CRC-WSC) - a goal that is more likely as the Centre gains a new partner.
Business leader Andrew Forrest and his wife Nicola will make history today with what is believed to be the largest single philanthropic donation in Australian history – $65 million to attract the best minds to Western Australia. The gift launches a $400 million fundraising campaign for The University of Western Australia.
What will it be like to live in the Great Southern in 2050? And how do we prepare the region's young people for a century set to experience massive transitions in technology, society and the environment?
Sandalwood oil - the ‘golden harvest' - is one of the world's most valuable essential oils, but increased demand has caused natural populations of sandalwood trees to diminish over the past century through harvesting, grazing animals and disease.
Many surface soils in Western Australia are already storing as much carbon as they can, according to research at The University of Western Australia and in collaboration with the Department of Agriculture and Food WA (DAFWA) and grower groups.