Professor Amit Chakma

New UWA Vice-Chancellor announced

Tuesday, 10 December 2019

The Senate of The University of Western Australia has appointed Professor Amit Chakma as its next and 19th Vice-Chancellor commencing in July 2020. On 30 June this year Professor Chakma completed his second term and 10th year as President and Vice-Chancellor of The University of Western Ontario.

Great Southern Reef

Great Southern Reef recognised internationally for biodiversity

Thursday, 5 December 2019

Australia’s Great Southern Reef has been named Mission Blue’s newest ‘Hope Spot’ – a special place that’s critical to maintaining the health of our oceans – thanks to a PhD researcher at The University of Western Australia.

Teenage girls exercising

Study finds most Australian teens not doing enough physical activity

Friday, 22 November 2019

Nearly 90 per cent of Australian children aged 11 to 17 are not meeting current recommendations on daily physical activity, according to an international study by researchers at the World Health Organization.

Charlotte Birkmanis

The Naked Scientist comes calling for Charlotte

Monday, 18 November 2019

The Ocean Institute’s Charlotte Birkmanis will hone her science communication skills with some of the best in the world, after winning an internship with BBC’s The Naked Scientists.

Batavia approaching Abrolhos_credit WA Museum

New project to polish up our knowledge of Batavia silverware

Wednesday, 13 November 2019

An international collaboration using sophisticated 3D imaging and new technology will detect and recreate intricate data from corroded 17th century European silverware, giving further insight into cultural exchange between Europe, Asia, and Australia some three centuries ago.

Professor Rod Tyers

Trade War Series: Resolving the US-China Tariff Conflict

Friday, 8 November 2019

Building on a macro model of the global economy, Rod Tyers & Yixiao Zhou highlight key patterns that emerged from elevated US tariffs against China and their possible implications for a resolution of the US-China trade war. 

Jonathan Coppel

Trade War Series: Will the US-China trade war change the rules-based trading order?

Friday, 8 November 2019

Our speaker Jonathan Coppel looks at the long-term effect the trade war may have on the global rules-based trading order and the efficacy and architecture of its core institution, the World Trade Organisation – and calls on Australia to continue to defend free trade and the rules-based system that it requires.

Virginia Christie

Trade War Series: It may be time to reconsider the benefits of bilateral trade agreements

Friday, 8 November 2019

At a time when multilateralism - and with it the rules-based international trading system – is at threat, Virginia Christie asks us to reconsider the possible benefits of bilateral trade deals.

Professor Dirk Baur

Trade War Series: Could the trade war be positive for Australia?

Friday, 8 November 2019

Dirk Baur encourages us to think beyond the detriments of the US-China trade war on the global economy and to consider possible positive effects of a little less trade for Australia’s workers and its economy.


Recent headlines including the words ‘trade war’ sound scary and consequently alarmed many people including commentators, politicians and investors. War is bad so a trade war must also be bad. But the time before trade war was not a time of ‘trade peace’ illustrated by the long list of trade disputes brought to the World Trade Organisation (WTO).

UWA law students walking on campus

UWA Law School ranked 75th in world

Thursday, 7 November 2019

The University of Western Australia has improved in the international Times Higher Education World Subject Rankings in the fields of Law and Business and Economics.