Dane Glenn examines roots grown in compacted soils

Engineering solutions manage agricultural soil compaction

Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Researchers from The University of Western Australia have published research that gives a new perspective on soil compaction management, a concern that costs WA’s agriculture industry an estimated $330 million per year.

Heavy agricultural machinery can compact surface soil, restricting crop and pasture root growth. This in turn can lead to other effects such as water erosion, dryland salinity and waterway degradation.

Bacterial protein needed for h. pylori to survive

More than meets the eye to ulcer-inducing bacterial protein

Monday, 26 June 2017

Scientists at The University of Western Australia and Perth-based biotech Ondek Pty Ltd have revealed new insights into the function of an important bacterial protein in Helicobacter pylori, the bacterium that causes stomach ulcers.

UWA IQ Awards

UWA has the edge on innovation

Thursday, 15 June 2017

Western Australia’s innovation, entrepreneurship and research expertise was celebrated last night at The University of Western Australia’s inaugural IQ Awards, held at Crawley's historic Masonic Hall. The event saw three very different projects awarded for their impact and ingenuity.

Fish around subsea pipeline

Subsea pipelines make fish safe havens

Monday, 12 June 2017

A first-of-its-kind study led by The University of Western Australia into the ecological value of offshore infrastructure has revealed that subsea pipelines in north-west Australia provide safe havens for commercially important fish.

UWA

UWA ranked among world's best universities

Thursday, 8 June 2017

The University of Western Australia has risen to become one of the world’s top 100 universities in the 2018 QS World University Rankings.

Hon Robert French AC

Former High Court Chief Justice joins UWA

Friday, 26 May 2017

Former High Court Chief Justice the Hon Robert French AC has joined the UWA Law School.

Faculty partners with Motorsport students in renewed collaboration

Monday, 22 May 2017

The University of Western Australia’s Faculty of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences has announced revived support for autonomous student association Motorsport, as part of a push to encourage student involvement with industry and accelerate practical learning.

Early last month, Motorsport presented their business case for renewed support to the Faculty Executive Group and received significant backing of $140k in return.

Andrew and Nicola Forrest

Australia's largest philanthropic donation creates history

Monday, 22 May 2017

Andrew and Nicola Forrest have made philanthropic history today, donating a further $65 million to the Forrest Research Foundation, a partnership with all five Western Australian universities and hosted within The University of Western Australia (UWA).

Dr Tim Inglis

Fast break for antibiotic resistance testing

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

A team of scientists from The University of Western Australia has developed a screening test that quickly confirms antibiotic efficacy. Their method is able to ensure the most effective antibiotics are prescribed sooner.

Adil Cader

United Nations internship takes Adil to New York

Thursday, 11 May 2017

New York was bustling in September last year. The city hosted concerts by Adele, Beyonce, Kanye West and AC/DC. Stan Wawrinka and Angelique Kerber won the US Tennis Open, the Metropolitan Opera launched a new season, and the city marked the 15-year anniversary of 9/11.

And in amongst it all, UWA Master of International Relations student Adil Cader landed in New York.