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Assistant Professor Amin Mugera, on tea plantation in Kenya

African agriculture in the spotlight

Wednesday, 15 May 2013

Across Africa, rural welfare and economic growth depend on agricultural productivity - and two new papers by a Kenyan researcher at The University of Western Australia outline ways for 33 African countries to improve their agricultural sectors.

Rio Tinto scholarships awarded to UWA students

Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Thirteen scholarships for 2013 have been awarded to students at The University of Western Australia under a global education partnership program with Rio Tinto.

IM4DC Director Ian Satchwell

International mining experts to share global knowledge

Thursday, 9 May 2013

Ministers from Australia, Afghanistan, Ethiopia, Uganda, Mozambique and Germany as well as representatives from the World Bank and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development will be among the keynote speakers at the 2013 Mining for Development Conference (M4DC) to be held in Sydney on 20-21 May.

Construction site EdSim

New simulation centre to train regional health workers

Wednesday, 24 April 2013

A new facility in Geraldton will provide state-of-the-art simulation training for healthcare staff and students.

Recognition for teaching and research excellence

Friday, 19 April 2013

The UWA Business School last night celebrated the outstanding achievements of its teaching and research staff.

At the annual Teaching and Research Awards Ceremony, eight faculty were recognised for excellence in teaching, two professional staff for outstanding contributions to student learning, and nine faculty for outstanding research achievements.

Dean of the UWA Business School, Winthrop Professor Phil Dolan, congratulated the winners and thanked the School's faculty and professional staff for their dedication.

Plight of bees to premiere in Perth for Honey Week

Wednesday, 17 April 2013

An acclaimed feature-length documentary that has wowed audiences in 21 European countries with footage of the intimate lives of honeybees has a strong connection to bee researchers at The University of Western Australia.

More people are better off, but inequality is rising – so what’s going on?

Tuesday, 16 April 2013

The following article by Winthrop Professor Peter Robertson was originally published on The Conversation and has been republished with full permission.

Wheat farmers to reap benefits of UWA public lecture

Tuesday, 9 April 2013

Helping Australian farmers by improving the salt tolerance of wheat is the topic of this year's Hector and Andrew Stewart Memorial Lecture at The University of Western Australia.

Mt Magnet 'Astrofest'

Starshow gives Mid West schools a sparkle

Thursday, 28 March 2013

If anyone had asked students from the Mid West what they did at school recently, they would have got an astonishing answer: weighing a galaxy.

Molecular study cuts the mustard for climate change

Wednesday, 27 March 2013

An ancient mustard plant that stars in modern Indian and Chinese cuisine - particularly in  pickles and mustard greens - and is an economically important oilseed crop has been studied internationally to improve commercial productivity.