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Is Bitcoin really a currency? Public lecture with NYU expert

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Is virtual currency Bitcoin a valid currency or a speculative investment? In a public lecture at The University of Western Australia Business School, New York University's Professor David Yermack will provide an informed and unbiased perspective.

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UWA climbs higher in world rankings

Friday, 15 August 2014

In just 12 months, The University of Western Australia has climbed three places in the Academic Ranking of World Universities, to be placed at 88th in the world.

Hackett Professor Kadambot Siddique, Mahmudur Rahman and Professor William Erski

Lentils provide breakthrough in disease prevention

Monday, 4 August 2014

A PhD student has made a significant breakthrough in preventing a global deficiency of the essential mineral and micronutrient in humans called selenium, which has been linked to the possible incidence of some diseases, including some cancers, viral infections, suppression of HIV progression to AIDS, heart disease and male infertility.

Microscope in a needle team

Microscope in a needle an award finalist

Friday, 1 August 2014

The world's smallest microscope - which can fit into a needle and is capable of detecting cancer cells often missed by surgeons - has earned its inventors at The University of Western Australia a place in the finals of the 2014 WA Innovator of the Year Awards.

D'Arcy in his office

Standing ovation for Winthrop Professor D'Arcy Holman

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Winthrop Professor D'Arcy Holman received a standing ovation from a packed auditorium on Tuesday 29 July.

Professor Holman's Valedictory Address, on the eve of his retirement, was titled "Health, Political Arithmetic and Public Accountability: Bringing Down the Great Cth-State Data Divide". His dynamic address brought past and present collaborators, colleagues and students to their feet in respect.

Enactus UWA team members receive their trophy

Enactus UWA named runners-up at National Championships 2014

Friday, 25 July 2014

Enactus UWA students are passionate about empowering people in need.

In the last 12 months, the 55 members of Enactus UWA have worked to deliver 13,000 pairs of shoes to Ghana, empower 5,510 students to take control of their finances, engage 25 organisations, sell 2,245 environmentally friendly jute bags, and train four Kenyan women to successfully run their own café.

Conleth O’Loughlin (COFS), Senol Özmutlu (Vryhof), Joris Roozen (Vryhof)

Dutch company takes on board UWA-designed anchor

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

An innovative offshore anchor designed by researchers at The University of Western Australia has already been snapped up by Dutch anchor specialists Vryhof Anchors.

New partnership invests in Myanmar's future

Thursday, 17 July 2014

Woodside and The University of Western Australia have formed a partnership to support the developing nation of Myanmar, formerly Burma, as the country restores its education system.

UWA’S engineering zone project gains momentum as web presence comes online

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

The University of Western Australia's Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics has launched a new website for its Engineering Zone project (EZONE UWA).

Winthrop Professor Cristina Gibson

Managing multicultural workforce the biggest challenge for organisations: UWA Business School researcher

Friday, 4 July 2014

Managing a multicultural workforce will be the biggest challenge for organisations in coming years, according to a leading researcher from The University of Western Australia's Business School.