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Business leaders to discuss Australia’s productivity at UWA forum

Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Economists and business leaders will examine the future of Australia's productivity and global competitiveness at an upcoming forum at The University of Western Australia.

Leaf pressure probe

Miniature probes help tackle climate change

Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Promising research on the use of miniature pressure probes to gauge the water status of wheat leaves could ultimately help farmers adapt to the effects of climate change.

Chickpea breakthrough aims to feed millions

Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Millions of people in developing countries may benefit from a breakthrough in chickpea farming thanks to an international project involving a researcher from The University of Western Australia.

Professor Simone Pettigrew

Study shows kids influenced by sport ads for alcohol, fast food

Thursday, 17 January 2013

The impact on children of alcohol and fast-food advertising in sports sponsorship is concerning health experts at The University of Western Australia.

Tiger shark

UWA gets green light for major shark research

Friday, 7 December 2012

Researchers at The University of Western Australia today welcomed the Western Australian Government's decision to allocate $646,000 over two years to fund three major studies into shark detection and deterrents.

Laura Thwaites accepting her prize

Landscape Architecture student wins WA Water Award

Thursday, 6 December 2012

On Friday 30 November at a gala dinner at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre, final year Landscape Architecture student, Laura Thwaites, was awarded the WA Undergraduate Water Prize (as part of the Australian Water Association (AWA) Water Awards 2012).

New features in TRIM

Saturday, 1 December 2012

In last year’s edition of IMpress we told you about the upgrade of TRIM to version 7.

What do you mean “It’s been destroyed”?

Saturday, 1 December 2012

Ever wondered how long your information needs to be retained?

Professor Pietro Guj

Royalties make mining suffer: Expert

Friday, 30 November 2012

The minerals royalty system is economically inefficient and leads to sub-optimal exploitation of mineral resources in WA, according to a leading industry commentator.

Laureate Fellow Michael Tobar

UWA's physics gems sparkle

Thursday, 22 November 2012

Two internationally acclaimed physicists from The University of Western Australia have clocked up another big award in recognition of their work on precision electromagnetic measurement.