Vive la France - almost everywhere!

Thursday, 6 August 2009

A language professor from The University of Western Australia is researching remnants of French culture in ex-colonies throughout the world - and in the process, sampling croissants and coffee in unlikely places.

Study puts time scale on earth's convection processes

Wednesday, 5 August 2009

A WA-led international team of researchers has made an important discovery about geological processes that were active in the early Earth, more than 2.7 billion years ago.

Ignore vital pollinators at our peril, urges Kings Park professor

Friday, 31 July 2009

Photo courtesy of Barbara Knott

The lack of knowledge about the importance of pollination in restoring native ecosystems is threatening the successful restoration of global biodiversity hotspots, according to Professor Kingsley Dixon, of The University of Western Australia.

Perth International Arts Festival congratulates Helpmann award winners

Friday, 31 July 2009

Perth International Arts Festival is thrilled to announce a record haul of eight Helpmann Awards for artists and performers at the 2009 Festival. Founded in 1953 by The University of Western Australia, the Perth International Arts Festival is the oldest international arts festival in Australia and Western Australia's premier cultural event.

Organised crime, AIDS and piracy in focus at conference

Friday, 31 July 2009

Organised crime, AIDS, piracy, food security, access to medicines and the digital divide are some of the compelling topics to be discussed at the Impacts of Globalisation conference to be held at The University of Western Australia from Thursday, 13 August.

UWA students best in the business

Thursday, 30 July 2009

A partnership with the Indigenous Martu community in remote WA, and an online game targeting young people's financial skills were some of the projects that won a team of students from The University of Western Australia a trip to Berlin in October to compete on the international stage.

Research isolates sandalwood oil gene

Wednesday, 29 July 2009

The discovery of a gene responsible for the production of sandalwood oil has been hailed as the catalyst for wide-ranging and significant new opportunities for Western Australia's ever-growing sandalwood industry.

UWA researchers win funding for innovative projects

Thursday, 23 July 2009

Two researchers from The University of Western Australia have been awarded $10,000 each to study the effects of green tea on cancer and the provision of health services.

National audit body commends "bold vision" of UWA

Monday, 20 July 2009

(Released on Tuesday July 7)

The University of Western Australia has been described as an "excellent, high-quality, well-managed university with a bold vision" by Australia's foremost higher education review body.

UWA delegation to strengthen ties with China

Friday, 17 July 2009

 A delegation from The University of Western Australia aims to strengthen links with leading Chinese universities during a visit to China next week.