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Australia Day : it's complicated

Friday, 19 January 2018

Coinciding with the fireworks and backyard barbeques, a national debate often rages over the history and meaning of Australia Day.

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The rise of turfs - flattening of global kelp forests

Thursday, 18 January 2018

Research published today into the state of kelp forests around the world shows they are being degraded into flat seascapes carpeted by short, unwanted turf-algae – and the Western Australian coastline is one of the worst-affected areas.

Maryam Khan, Peter McUtchen, Concrete Institute WA president Gareth Weldon

UWA student wins Concrete Institute Rising Stars Award 2017

Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Final year Civil Engineering student in the Faculty of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences, Maryam Khan, has won the 2017 Concrete Institute Rising Stars Award with her project titled “Experimental Investigation of Self-Compacting Rubberized Concrete Exposed to Fire”.

Genetic correlation found between abdominal fat and cardiovascular disease

Thursday, 21 December 2017

UWA researcher Dr Gemma Cadby and colleagues at UWA and Curtin have shown for the first time that genes known to be associated with cardiometabolic syndrome (CMS) may also be associated with central adiposity (abdominal fat), independent of obesity.

Personality factors are potential endophenotypes for schizophrenia

Thursday, 21 December 2017

Researchers from the Centre for Genetic Origins of Health and Disease (GOHaD) and the Centre for Clinical Research in Neuropsychiatry (CCRN) have shown for the first time that the strength of genetic support for personality traits as endophenotypes for schizophrenia is broadly equivalent to that of cognitive traits.

MRG wins 2.9M in Defence's Counter Improvised Threats Grand Challenge

Thursday, 21 December 2017

The School of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering would like to congratulate members of our Microelectronics Research Group (MRG) for attracting $2.9 million from Australia’s Defence Next Generation Technologies Fund.  They received the largest grant of the 13 successful awarded proposals.

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UWA pioneers world-first research into bomb-detecting drones

Thursday, 21 December 2017

The Department of Defence has awarded a major research project to a consortium led by The University of Western Australia to develop high-tech sensors that could detect terrorist threats.

UWA’s Geodata Algorithms Team

New collaboration between UWA and Rio Tinto Iron Ore

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

A new major industry research collaboration between The University of Western Australia (UWA) and Rio Tinto Iron Ore will commence in 2018.

Fishing boats in Thailand

Study finds Thai vessels falsely report fish catches

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Fish catches by Thailand’s distant-water fleet fishing throughout the Indo-Pacific are almost seven times higher than the numbers reported to the United Nations, according to new research carried out by The University of Western Australia and The University of British Columbia.

Professor Richard Hobbs

Project to improve success rate of native plant restoration

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Researchers at The University of Western Australia have been awarded $675,400 in Federal Government funding to reconstruct plant communities that are resistant to invasion and resilient within disturbed landscapes in a biodiversity hotspot.