Eating disorders pioneer appointed to National Advisory Group

Thursday, 5 March 2009

A clinical professor from The University of Western Australia who, with a team of local health professionals, has pioneered many successful approaches to treating eating disorders, has been named a member of a new National Advisory Group on Body Image set up by the Minister for Youth Kate Ellis this week.

University of Western Australia leader to head Rhodes Scholarships

Wednesday, 25 February 2009

The University of Western Australia’s Professor Don Markwell has been appointed to head the world’s preeminent scholarship body, the Rhodes scholarships at the University of Oxford.

Courtney proves the case for student exchange

Wednesday, 25 February 2009

Law student Courtney Furner has resumed her law studies at UWA after an incredible 12 months in Europe.

Mason builds on UWA Super Brassica research in France

Tuesday, 24 February 2009

Annaliese Mason, agricultural science PhD student at The University of Western Australia (UWA), has been awarded the prestigious 2008 Mike Carroll Travelling Fellowship.

Dr A.P.J Abdul Kalam, Professor Kadambot Siddique, Dr Mangala Rai, Dr Masood Ali

Agriculture expert lauded in India

Friday, 20 February 2009

Pioneering PhD research at The University of Western Australia not only helped launch a major Australian export industry, it also won the researcher a prestigious award in India recently.

UWA helps Chinese university celebrate its 50th anniversary

Thursday, 19 February 2009

Scientists at UWA were invited to join their colleagues at one of China’s most prestigious universities, the University of Science and Technology of China in a joint symposium to celebrate USTC’s 50th anniversary.

USTC is located in the city of Hefei in Anhui Province and attracts the top science students from all over China.

The symposium was organised by the College of Life Sciences with the theme of ‘Frontiers in the Life Sciences’.

Singapore students get a taste of UWA

Thursday, 19 February 2009

A group of Year 11 students from Raffles Junior College in Singapore got a good taste of WA – and UWA – during their short-term study program in November-December last year.

The visit was also successful in broadening the horizons of the 38 students to the possibility of studying science or technology at UWA.

Physics outreach program goes international

Thursday, 19 February 2009

For decades, the School of Physics has been able to pride itself on its outstanding outreach program involving local Perth schools. Last year saw an incredible expansion of this program overseas, with 23 students from Jurong Junior College and 18 students form National University Singapore High School, visiting UWA. The students took part in week-long specialised research outreach programs held in November and December.

Indian students prefer UWA

Tuesday, 17 February 2009

The number of Indian students enrolling at The University of Western Australia has soared in the last four years, from four enrolments in 2005 to 250 in 2009.

Law/Arts student’s experience with Asian Network for Free Elections

Monday, 16 February 2009

Final year Law/Arts student Marc Livsey has spent several months volunteering as a Mission Assistant for the Asian Network for Free Elections (ANFREL).