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