President of Ireland (L) presented Hon Doc by UWA Pro-Chancellor Penelope Flett

UWA honours Irish President with Honorary Doctorate

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

The President of Ireland His Excellency Michael Higgins has been awarded an honorary doctorate at The University of Western Australia, in recognition of his contribution to global affairs and long-term advocacy on behalf of minority groups including the poor, marginalised and underprivileged.

Star image

Scientists discover more about the ingredients for star formation

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Astronomers have shed fresh light on the importance of hydrogen atoms in the birth of new stars.

Laura Boykin with Cassava Virus Action Project team

Portable DNA sequencers help African farmers fight crop disease

Monday, 18 September 2017

Scientists at The University of Western Australia are using new portable DNA sequencing technology for the first time in East Africa to help farmers fight the devastating impact of crop disease.

Prof Siddique receives Global Research Leadership Award

UWA Professor recognised for global leadership in agriculture research

Monday, 18 September 2017

The University of Western Australia’s Hackett Professor of Agriculture Kadambot Siddique has been recognised on the international stage for his global contribution to dryland agriculture.

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.