UWA ranked in top 50 for seven subjects in QS rankings

Monday, 13 March 2017

The University of Western Australia has had seven subjects ranked in the top 50 in the QS World University Rankings by Subject, up from six subjects last year.

40under40 award recipients

UWA business leaders shine in the 2017 40under40 Awards

Thursday, 9 March 2017

The University of Western Australia congratulates five staff members who have been named in this year's 40under40 Awards. The recipients were recognised in an awards ceremony held at Crown Perth.

Student Engineers go wall to wall in Orlando competition

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

The Faculty of Engineering and Mathematical Science (EMS) and two lucky student ambassadors are among 20 finalists participating later this month, in a US competition that could lead to sustainable and innovative design of retaining walls around the world.

The Master of Professional Engineering students, Daniel Ingman and Owen Davis, led by their supervisor, Dr Ryan Beemer from the School of Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering, will compete at Geotechnical Frontiers 2017, Orlando, Florida, an event for geotechnical, civil and geo-professional communities.

Yoon Sen Lee & Shuan Hern Lee

Shuan Hern did it again!

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Once again, Shuan Hern Lee has achieved remarkable success, this time at the Schumann International Piano Competition in Dusseldorf, Germany.  The competition had three categories – A, for competitors aged 13 and under; B - Aged 14 to 17 and C - Aged 18 to 20.  

Shuan Hern took part in the B category where he won first prize and was commended on performing the best Interpretation of Schumann’s work in the entire competition.  He was also the youngest performer in this category and took away the total prize money of 6000 Euros. 

Dr Shanta Barley

New study finds overfishing of sharks may have already impacted our coral reefs

Thursday, 23 February 2017

A study by marine biologists at The University of Western Australia has found that fishing by Indonesian shark hunters may have resulted in changes to fish communities on a major reef off Western Australia’s North-West coast.

Planet Bernard

Minor planet named Bernard

Friday, 17 February 2017

A minor planet in the Solar System will officially be known as Bernardbowen from today after Australian citizen science project theSkyNet won a competition to name the celestial body.

Research to help fight multi-resistant bacteria

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

An international collaboration led by scientists from The University of Western Australia has uncovered the three-dimensional molecular structure of a protein, called EptA, which is responsible for multi-drug resistance in many disease-causing bacteria.

PIAF

Perth International Arts Festival Opens

Friday, 10 February 2017

The Perth International Arts Festival invites you to celebrate a world-class program of art without borders.

The adventure begins on Friday 10 February when Kings Park is gloriously transformed into a luminous showcase of dazzling imagery and sound in a spectacular start to PIAF 2017.

Honey bees

Bees give up searching for food when we degrade their land

Wednesday, 8 February 2017

A new study into honey bees has revealed the significant effect human impact has on a bee’s metabolism, and ultimately its survival.

Lung research

Researchers discover new genes that affect lung function

Tuesday, 7 February 2017

Researchers from The University of Western Australia and Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital in collaboration with the Busselton Health Study are part of an international team that have identified 43 new genes that affect lung function. The breakthrough will lead to a better understanding of how to prevent diseases and problems associated with lung functioning.