The Swan River by Hrvoje Mihanovic

Managing coasts under threat from humans, climate change and sea-level rise

Monday, 1 September 2014

Human-led change and other non-climatic changes need to be taken into account when managing the world's coastal regions already under threat from climate change and sea-level rise, according to a team of international scientists.

Gail Kelly, Westpac CEO

Generosity of spirit key to good leadership: Westpac CEO Gail Kelly

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Westpac CEO and Managing Director Gail Kelly has told an audience at The University of Western Australia Business School that generosity of spirit is one of the key traits of good leadership.

Kerry Sanderson AO

UWA graduate appointed first female Governor of WA

Monday, 25 August 2014

The University of Western Australia is proud that another of its graduates, former Fremantle Ports chief Kerry Sanderson AO, is to be the next Governor of Western Australia.

Finance graph

Is Bitcoin really a currency? Public lecture with NYU expert

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Is virtual currency Bitcoin a valid currency or a speculative investment? In a public lecture at The University of Western Australia Business School, New York University's Professor David Yermack will provide an informed and unbiased perspective.

Winthop Hall Undercroft

UWA climbs higher in world rankings

Friday, 15 August 2014

In just 12 months, The University of Western Australia has climbed three places in the Academic Ranking of World Universities, to be placed at 88th in the world.

Hackett Professor Kadambot Siddique, Mahmudur Rahman and Professor William Erski

Lentils provide breakthrough in disease prevention

Monday, 4 August 2014

A PhD student has made a significant breakthrough in preventing a global deficiency of the essential mineral and micronutrient in humans called selenium, which has been linked to the possible incidence of some diseases, including some cancers, viral infections, suppression of HIV progression to AIDS, heart disease and male infertility.

Microscope in a needle team

Microscope in a needle an award finalist

Friday, 1 August 2014

The world's smallest microscope - which can fit into a needle and is capable of detecting cancer cells often missed by surgeons - has earned its inventors at The University of Western Australia a place in the finals of the 2014 WA Innovator of the Year Awards.

D'Arcy in his office

Standing ovation for Winthrop Professor D'Arcy Holman

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Winthrop Professor D'Arcy Holman received a standing ovation from a packed auditorium on Tuesday 29 July.

Professor Holman's Valedictory Address, on the eve of his retirement, was titled "Health, Political Arithmetic and Public Accountability: Bringing Down the Great Cth-State Data Divide". His dynamic address brought past and present collaborators, colleagues and students to their feet in respect.

Enactus UWA team members receive their trophy

Enactus UWA named runners-up at National Championships 2014

Friday, 25 July 2014

Enactus UWA students are passionate about empowering people in need.

In the last 12 months, the 55 members of Enactus UWA have worked to deliver 13,000 pairs of shoes to Ghana, empower 5,510 students to take control of their finances, engage 25 organisations, sell 2,245 environmentally friendly jute bags, and train four Kenyan women to successfully run their own café.

Conleth O’Loughlin (COFS), Senol Özmutlu (Vryhof), Joris Roozen (Vryhof)

Dutch company takes on board UWA-designed anchor

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

An innovative offshore anchor designed by researchers at The University of Western Australia has already been snapped up by Dutch anchor specialists Vryhof Anchors.