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Hackett Professor Kadambot Siddique

Tough new varieties set to revive profitable chickpea industry

Friday, 25 October 2013

Chickpea has emerged as Australia's most important cool season grain legume, according to the ABARES 2012 season crop data - and new disease-resistant varieties are expected to revive and develop a profitable chickpea industry in Western Australia.

Water research hub announces new partnership

Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Ensuring that Australian cities are more water-sensitive is the aim of the Cooperative Research Centre for Water Sensitive Cities (CRC-WSC) - a goal that is more likely as the Centre gains a new partner.

EMI Board

Martin Ferguson joins UWA Energy and Minerals Board

Monday, 21 October 2013

Former federal minister for resources and energy Martin Ferguson has joined The University of Western Australia's Energy and Minerals Institute.

Dr Michael Chaney and Professor Paul Johnson with Andrew and Nicola Forrest

$65M largest-ever philanthropic gift launches campaign for UWA

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Business leader Andrew Forrest and his wife Nicola will make history today with what is believed to be the largest single philanthropic donation in Australian history – $65 million to attract the best minds to Western Australia. The gift launches a $400 million fundraising campaign for The University of Western Australia.

Dr James Beck

Motivate your employees well, says visiting fellow

Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Employees are always motivated to do something. But motivating them to accomplish goals which are actually important requires a certain skill, according to Dr James Beck, inaugural Early Career Visiting Fellow in Management and Organisations at the UWA Business School.

Professor Ralph Walkling

Inaugural Philip Brown Public Lecture to examine corporate governance

Friday, 4 October 2013

International corporate governance expert Professor Ralph Walking will deliver the inaugural Philip Brown Public Lecture in Accounting.

Renowned futurist talks about change in WA's oldest town

Tuesday, 1 October 2013

What will it be like to live in the Great Southern in 2050? And how do we prepare the region's young people for a century set to experience massive transitions in technology, society and the environment?

Assistant Professor Chunbo Ma

'Emerging Future Leader' aims for greener world

Tuesday, 24 September 2013

A young ecological economist at The University of Western Australia has been awarded a Fellowship in Low Emissions Coal Technology (LECT).

UWA PhD student Jessie Moniodis

Breakthrough discovery could result in fragrant golden harvest

Thursday, 19 September 2013

Sandalwood oil - the ‘golden harvest' - is one of the world's most valuable essential oils, but increased demand has caused natural populations of sandalwood trees to diminish over the past century through harvesting, grazing animals and disease.

Glenn Langridge

UWA Marketing Student Gains Google Experience

Monday, 16 September 2013

UWA Business School marketing student Glenn Langridge was given the opportunity to work closely with Google employees and learn intensively about sales, marketing, presentation and, of course, about Google when he attended a three-day Google AdCamp in Sydney earlier this year.

Glenn was one of only 25 students from Australia and New Zealand invited to participate in the first Google AdCamp for the region, and was the only successful applicant from Western Australia.