University News


Research Associate Professor Livia Hool

'Electrical' heart project to save lives

Tuesday, 14 December 2010

While there is a good chance of a patient surviving a heart attack, sufferers may die days, weeks or months later because of damage to the heart muscle.

Winthrop Professor Sharon Parker

Nation's wellbeing dependent on proactive workforce

Monday, 13 December 2010

Australia will miss out on the benefits of global growth if it does not maximise the capability of its workforce, according to researchers at The University of Western Australia.

Decent work for all workers, not just those with powerful unions: IR Expert

Thursday, 9 December 2010

UWA Business School
With the worst of the financial crisis over, Western Australia's economy is starting to return to its previous high levels of growth. In the mining and resources sector alone, Premier Colin Barnett has estimated that $170 billion worth of projects will come into existence over the next five to seven years.

Expedition sheds light on rare deep-sea species

Thursday, 9 December 2010

Researchers from The University of Western Australia aboard a scientific vessel off South America have taken part in a series of deepwater ocean trawls which is believed to have discovered three new fish species.

Collaboration and Competition: How Students Act Online

Thursday, 9 December 2010

While Generation Y may have embraced online social networking sites with gusto, a new study by UWA Business School researchers has found that university students are often reluctant to participate in university online learning forums.

Healthy sex life not only for the young

Wednesday, 8 December 2010

A new study published in the prestigious medical journal Annals of Internal Medicine has found a link between levels of testosterone and sexual activity in older men.

Mr Charles Morgan

Generous donation extends state genome research

Wednesday, 8 December 2010

A philanthropic gift of almost $1million to The University of Western Australia to purchase state-of-the-art genome sequencing and genetic analysis equipment will provide benefits for the whole community, according to Vice-Chancellor, Professor Alan Robson.

W/Professor Eric May receiving his award

2010 Early Career Scientist of the Year Award - W/Prof Eric May

Tuesday, 7 December 2010

One of the Centre for Energy’s lead researchers and Deputy Director, W/Professor Eric May, was awarded the 2010 Early Career Scientist of the Year Award at the West Australian Science Awards luncheon last week.

The West Australian Science Awards honour the outstanding and groundbreaking achievements of Western Australia’s science and innovation community and recognise the important role of science in Western Australia.

LIGO-Australia Gingin site

Black hole observatory one step closer

Monday, 6 December 2010

Five leading Australian universities have joined together to seek funding for a major international gravitational wave observatory in Australia (LIGO-Australia).

Raine Foundation announces medical research grants

Friday, 3 December 2010

The Raine Medical Research Foundation has awarded seven Priming Grants-in-aid for the two-year period 2011-2012, with a funding allocation of $935,000 to: