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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.