Rejection of the Higher Education Bill means uncertainty for Australia's universities

Thursday, 19 March 2015

The University of Western Australia is disappointed that the Federal Government’s Higher Education Bill has been rejected by the Senate for a second time.
A deregulated tertiary sector would allow universities rather than government to set their own fees and would be of great benefit to the nation.

Professor Len Collard - photo:  Matthew Galligan

Do you live in the place of spiders?

Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Want to know more about the Noongar origins of the name of your street, suburb or town? A new website developed by researchers at The University of Western Australia with colleagues at Curtin University might help.

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Deep-sea secrets of the cryptic Perth Canyon unveiled

Friday, 13 March 2015

Scientists have just completed a successful two-week mission unlocking the secrets of Perth Canyon, a deep ocean gorge the size of the USA’s Grand Canyon. During this time, they discovered unusual deep-sea communities as well as an autonomous ocean glider that was lost for two years.

Kids create brain-waves about sea-horses

Friday, 13 March 2015

The brains of a sea-horse, fat-tailed dunnart, lizard, goldfish, sheep, guinea pig, rat and mouse will be on show at Scitech - to prompt discussion about their evolutionary and ecological contexts.

Dr Angus Turner and patient Sharon Hume from Leonora

40Under40 winner helping outback Australia to see

Thursday, 12 March 2015

An ophthalmologist who graduated from The University of Western Australia and founded Lions Outback Vision was last night named First Amongst Equals in the 2015 40Under40 Awards.

The UWA and Temasek Polytechnic celebrate 10 years of student exchange

Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Last Friday, 27 February, a celebration was held at Temasek Polytechnic marking the 10th year of the UWA Temasek exchange program. The celebration was attended by His Excellency the Australian High Commissioner for Singapore, Mr Philip Green, the Dean of the Faculty of Arts at UWA, Professor Krishna Sen, Associate Dean (International) Nick Harney as well as Media and Communication lecturers and dignitaries and staff from Temasek Polytechnic.

UWA Careers Fair

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Students will get the chance to meet and network with prospective employers at The University of Western Australia's Careers Fair, to be held on Wednesday, 4 March.

WA's leading medical research on show at Science on the Swan

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Hot topics such as the influence of maternal nutrition before and during pregnancy on a child's development of conditions including obesity, type II diabetes, autism and attention deficit disorder will be canvassed at a high profile gathering of some of the world's finest medical science and health research minds in Perth this April.

Professor Giles Plant

Graduate shares promising new research for spinal cord regeneration

Monday, 23 February 2015

In Australia, many victims of spinal cord injury are young men whose lives are changed in an instant, and Western Australia - with its love of cars, sport and the great outdoors - has twice as many cases as other Australian states.

Professor David Hopkins

Renowned soil scientist to give Hector and Andrew Stewart Memorial Lecture

Friday, 20 February 2015

Internationally renowned soil scientist Professor David Hopkins will deliver the 2015 Hector and Andrew Stewart Memorial Lecture, hosted by The University of Western Australia's Institute of Agriculture, next month.