The University of Western Australia and The University of Queensland have welcomed the announcement by Prime Minister Julia Gillard of an international mining centre to facilitate greater prosperity for developing nations.
Research projects at The University of Western Australia and The University of Queensland have received a total of more than $425,000 in the second round of UWA-UQ Bilateral Research Collaboration Awards funding.
The University of Western Australia Business School Assistant Professor Jing Yu, along with researchers from Australia, China and the United States, has received the 2011 TCFA Award for the Best Paper on Chinese Financial Markets from The Chinese Finance Association (TCFA).
Their research paper, titled "The Role of Foreign Investors in Stock Liquidity around the World," analysed data from 27,976 firms across 39 countries between 2003 and 2009.
The University of Western Australia has confirmed its reputation as a national leader in research after being awarded more than $25 million in funding for 53 grants through the National Health and Medical Research Council.