Another International Achievement for Shaun Hern Lee

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Fifteen year old Shuan Hern Lee has once again made the AMEB proud, this time winning

first prize in the Palmadoro International Piano Competition for Age 35 and Under, in Finale Ligure, Italy.  He was also awarded the gold medal for the youngest finalist in this competition, where he competed against other concert pianists and professional musicians from Poland, Italy, Russia and Japan, all aged in their 20s and 30s.

Paul Luckas with his telescope

Backyard astronomy helps explosive discovery

Wednesday, 6 September 2017

In a typical year, there are predicted to be around 50 novae—nuclear explosions on the surface of white dwarf stars—in our galaxy. Only a dozen or so are actually discovered each year, and some of these are so bright and powerful, they exceed the scale of scientific explanation.

Fiona Mayne

UWA awards and achievements in August 2017

Tuesday, 5 September 2017

The University of Western Australia has a continual roll call of awards, scholarships and prizes presented to staff and students.

Helen Wildy with a program participant

Saudi teachers develop their skills in WA schools

Monday, 4 September 2017

Some of Saudi Arabia’s most promising teachers are developing their skills in a unique WA program.

Dirk Baur

Monopoly reflects real-life housing crisis

Monday, 4 September 2017

Australia’s housing affordability crisis has been likened to the board game Monopoly, with a researcher from The University of Western Australia demonstrating striking comparisons between current trends in house prices and disposable income with the game’s probable outcomes.

Markus Schlaich

World-first hypertension treatment a success

Thursday, 31 August 2017

Researchers at The University of Western Australia have taken a step forward in the fight against high blood pressure after the first human trials of a ground-breaking treatment produced successful results.

Autism study

Computer algorithm links facial masculinity to autism

Friday, 25 August 2017

A link between masculine facial features and autism has been discovered by researchers from The University of Western Australia, Telethon Kids Institute and Princess Margaret Hospital for Children.

Jo McDonald

Ancient Australia in the spotlight at UWA Research Week

Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Find out about the global significance of WA’s unique rock art, experience the wonders of the night sky, learn about ancient Indigenous songs from the Pilbara or help choose the winner as students are challenged to outline their research in only three minutes during The University of Western Australia’s Research Week.

$6 million to commercialise EMS Research in new medical start-up

Tuesday, 22 August 2017

The Faculty of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences’ (EMS) Senior Research Fellow, Dr Brendan Kennedy, leads the cross-disciplinary research team behind the newly established Perth Company, OncoRes Medical.

The company has recently secured up to $6 million of funding to commercialise a surgical tool, developed by Dr Kennedy’s team of researchers at the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research and the University of Western Australia.

Writing China in Country students

Chinese literature, temples and the Great Wall of China

Friday, 18 August 2017

What better place to study Chinese literature than in China?

This winter, 21 English and Cultural Studies students travelled to Beijing Foreign Studies University (BFSU) to immerse themselves in Chinese culture.