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How will a $214 billion war on two fronts be paid for?

Thursday, 9 April 2020

This opinion piece by Professor Peter Robertson and Rod Tyers, from UWA's Business School, is reprinted with the permission of The Australian Financial Review newspaper. It was published on Wednesday 1 April 2020. 

UWA campus at sunrise

New online learning solutions to support UWA community

Thursday, 9 April 2020

The University of Western Australia has partnered with Microsoft to rapidly implement new online learning and collaboration solutions, supporting University staff and students working and studying remotely due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

LNG

New centre for LNG and hydrogen research to support future energy exports

Friday, 13 March 2020

The University of Western Australia will lead the new Future Energy Exports Cooperative Research Centre set to position Australia as a global leader in the development and testing of new LNG and Hydrogen technologies.

Saba Saheli, Roger Cook and Tim Colmer

WA patients to benefit from medical research boost

Friday, 6 March 2020

Western Australia's medical innovation and research capabilities have received a substantial boost with $2.5 million from Lotterywest.

Wheat

Genetic diversity improves yield in hybrid crop varieties

Thursday, 5 March 2020

Researchers from The University of Western Australia’s Institute of Agriculture and University of Edinburgh’s Roslin Institute have discovered that high levels of genetic diversity and dominant genes in grain crops such as wheat, barley or rice leads to the production of greater yields in hybrid varieties.

Perth Biodesign 2019 cohort

UWA initiative supports healthcare innovation and early stage entrepreneurs

Thursday, 5 March 2020

Healthcare innovation in Western Australia has received a boost under a new initiative that will help Australia’s brightest minds in medicine, business, research and engineering develop into medtech entrepreneurs and early stage start-ups.

Associate Professor Britta Bienen

Researcher awarded national medal for engineering science

Tuesday, 3 March 2020

The University of Western Australia’s Associate Professor Britta Bienen has been awarded the prestigious John Booker Medal in Engineering Science for her contribution towards improving the safety and reliability of offshore foundations.

Bremer Canyon sponges

Deep-sea coral gardens discovered in canyons off Australia's South West

Friday, 28 February 2020

Stunning ‘gardens’ of deep-sea corals have been discovered in the Bremer Canyon Marine Park by Australian and international scientists during an oceanographic expedition aboard Schmidt Ocean Institute’s R/V Falkor.

2019 Convocation Sports Star of the Year Awarded to Nat Fyfe

Wednesday, 12 February 2020

Nat Fyfe is a footballing superstar.

He is also an MBA student at UWA.

In 2019, not surprisingly, having pocketed his second Brownlow Medal as the AFL’s best player, he was also UWA’s Convocation Sports Star of the Year.

Car and hotel on Monopoly board game

Keeping big business accountable for financial misconduct

Monday, 10 February 2020

Benjamin Franklin once wrote in a letter that nothing in this world is certain except death and taxes. In corporate Australia, sometimes it feels like the only certain thing is financial misconduct.

Investigative journalist Tom Ravlic will be speaking at the UWA Business School about exactly this, casting his forensic eye over the financial wreckage of the misconduct resulting in the recent Banking Royal Commission, and explaining why some people choose to behave badly, enrich themselves, and hurt others in the process.