WA farmers benefit from UWA winning students' work

Wednesday, 23 January 2008

Western Australian farmers are likely to benefit from the research of two award-winning PhD students from The University of Western Australia, Megan Chadwick and Weihua Chen.

They have won travelling fellowships honouring the former Director General of the Department of Agriculture, Dr Mike Carroll. The scholarships will enable them to enrich their postgraduate studies with overseas and interstate study tours.

Breastfeeding conference attracts world's top researchers

Thursday, 17 January 2008

The discovery of stem cells in breast milk is one of many topics to be discussed at an international conference later this month at The University of Western Australia.

Professor George Stewart

Beyond the Boom

Thursday, 17 January 2008

Western Australia is enjoying an unprecedented economic boom built on huge Chinese demand for iron ore and gas. Looking beyond the boom, The University of Western Australia is building important partnerships within China in the areas of science and technology.

By the year 2020, 60 per cent of China’s future economic growth will come from science and technology, according to the Chinese Government’s 15 year strategic plan published last year.

Royal Australian Navy guards penguins with help from UWA

Wednesday, 16 January 2008
The Royal Australian Navy is a perfect role model when it comes to being a good neighbour.

Mine safety under the spotlight

Tuesday, 11 December 2007

The latest approaches to safe and economical management of rock dumps will be the focus of an inaugural seminar to be held in Perth next March.

Professor Andy Fourie, from the Australian Centre for Geomechanics based at The University of Western Australia, said the First International Seminar on the Management of Rock Dumps, Stockpiles and Heap Leach Pads would bring together leading mine owners and operators, as well as academics, consultants and researchers from around the world.

New DVD from UWA could avert mining disasters

Friday, 7 December 2007

Loss of life, no production, a multi-million dollar cleanup and an impact on company credibility and share value – these are the potential results of a mining tailings spillage.

According to The University of Western Australia’s Australian Centre of Geomechanics (ACG), potentially disastrous spillages from tailings storages can usually be averted – and the Centre has produced a new DVD that could help mining companies address the problem of tailings storages failures or spillages before they escalate into disasters.

UWA-industry partnership addresses engineering demand

Thursday, 6 December 2007

Leading national engineering group, Monadelphous, has joined forces with The University of Western Australia in a major partnership which will help meet the strong demand for engineers that has arisen from the State’s resources boom.

Monadelphous and UWA have formed a strategic partnership to build and operate an innovative world-class learning centre for engineering students.

UWA and BHP Billiton forge $5 million business education partnership

Thursday, 6 December 2007

Business education and research has been boosted with the announcement of an A$5 million partnership between BHP Billiton and The University of Western Australia Business School.

Announcing the partnership today, President BHP Billiton Stainless Steel Materials Mr Jimmy Wilson said the company would provide $5 million to support the establishment of a new Professorial Chair - known as the BHP Billiton Chair in the Business of Resources - new research initiatives, new scholarships as well as targeted training and education.

New Australia - First Centre at UWA to study link between city living and health

Wednesday, 21 November 2007

With more of us living in cities than ever before, a new Australia-first, multi-disciplinary centre at The University of Western Australia will study the ways in which the urban environment affects our health.

Directed by 2007 Fulbright Senior Scholar, Professor Billie Giles-Corti, the Centre for the Built Environment and Health will be opened by the Minister for Planning and Infrastructure, the Hon. Alannah MacTiernan, at 5.30pm, on Thursday, November 22, at UWA’s Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery.

Minister Fran Logan visits the School of Physics

Minister Fran Logan impressed by science at UWA

Wednesday, 21 November 2007

Science research and industry links were the subject of the day when the Hon Francis Logan, Minister for Energy, Science and Innovation, visited the Faculty of Life and Physical Sciences on 5th July. The Minister had a sneak preview of the sapphire oscillators in the School of Physics and the new gravity gradiometer, a multi-million dollar research project funded by Rio Tinto.