Forrest Foundation Research Scholarships attract world's best minds

Friday, 29 May 2015

Andrew and Nicola Forrest today announced the first recipients of the prestigious Forrest Foundation Research Scholarships – with the five recipients flying in from around the world to accept their scholarship.

Volunteers needed for childhood narcissism study

Thursday, 28 May 2015

A new study investigating the causes of narcissism in children is looking for 300 volunteers aged between eight and 16, and their parents, to take part in a survey.

UWA researcher recognised for outstanding science contribution

Monday, 25 May 2015

One of the world’s most highly cited plant scientists from The University of Western Australia has been made a Fellow by the Australian Academy of Science for his contribution to science and scientific research.

UWA researchers secure a $9 million funding boost

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

The University of Western Australia congratulates two of its leading research groups for securing nearly $10 million in new funding from the Nation’s peak research funding body, the Australian Research Council (ARC).

Ants colour vision may help march towards robot technology

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Researchers at The University of Western Australia have discovered how ants see in colour, a breakthrough that one day could help scientists create more autonomous robots.

Professor Petra Tschakert with miners of Subin, Ghana.

New UWA Africa Research Cluster to open in Perth

Monday, 18 May 2015

Australia’s relationship with Africa will be boosted by the launch of an Africa Research Cluster at The University of Western Australia next week.


China-Australia joint Research Centre established

Friday, 15 May 2015

Sustainable livestock production will benefit from a new China-Australia Joint Research Centre for Ruminant Production between The University of Western Australia and Northwest Agriculture and Forestry University in China.

Study to investigate what we think about depression

Friday, 15 May 2015

Australians are being encouraged to take part in a new study at The University of Western Australia investigating community opinions about depression.

Diver examining kelp

Kelps work together to survive in a stressful world

Thursday, 14 May 2015

Scientists have discovered the key for large marine seaweeds to alleviate environmental stress. The answer to a healthy kelp life is to support one another in dense underwater forests, overcoming stressful surrounding marine environments.

Dr Ryan Lister

UWA stem cell researcher awarded prestigious Metcalf Prize

Wednesday, 13 May 2015

The University of Western Australia’s Professor Ryan Lister has been awarded a $50,000 2015 Metcalf Prize, from the National Stem Cell Foundation of Australia, in recognition of his leadership in stem cell research.