University News


Call for proposals: IMS 1280 Ion Probe Facility

Friday, 15 October 2010

The AMMRF Flagship Ion Probe Facility at the University of Western Australia is now accepting proposals for use of the IMS 1280 ion probe during the first half of 2011.

Eureka Prize winners

UWA's top research projects seek commercial partners

Friday, 15 October 2010

The University of Western Australia will showcase six top commercial opportunities arising from research at a university forum to be held next month.

New Centre for Forensic Science opens

Friday, 15 October 2010

A new Centre for Forensic Science, bringing together The University of Western Australia's expertise in all areas of forensics, was officially opened today.

Recognition for Research Excellence

Friday, 15 October 2010

UWA Business School
Early career and established researchers alike have been recognised with the announcement of the winners of two sets of awards: the Business School Established Researcher ‘Best Paper' Prizes, and the Ahern Family Early Career Research Portfolio Prizes.

WA's spectacular rock-art takes centre stage

Friday, 15 October 2010

With WA recognised internationally as home to some of the most spectacular rock-art in the world, a new Centre for Rock-Art Studies was opened at The University of Western Australia today.

Workshop to address contentious rock-art

Thursday, 14 October 2010

The distinctive and controversial Gwion-Gwion rock-art of the Kimberley, previously known as ‘Bradshaw' rock-art, will be the topic of an international workshop at The University of Western Australia today.

Dementia can be prevented in remote Aboriginal communities

Tuesday, 12 October 2010

A new study published in the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry has identified dementia risk factors for Aboriginal Australians living in remote communities.

A picture of W/Prof Dongke Zhang at the Symposium

The 3rd Australia-China Symposium on Science, Technology and Education

Tuesday, 12 October 2010

Last week, W/Professor Dongke Zhang was invited by the Federation of Chinese Scholars in Australia (FOCSA) to give a plenary speech at The 3rd Australia –China Symposium on Science, Technology and Education.

The Symposium aims to foster stronger links between Australian and Chinese universities and industries by providing a forum for exchange of ideas and networking among representatives from governments, academia, industrial and research organizations.

Indian Ocean tsunami modelling experts gather in Fremantle

Monday, 11 October 2010

More than 40 tsunami modellers will gather at Fremantle this week to discuss the latest developments in tsunami modelling and forecasting.  They represent countries in the Indian Ocean region as well as Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Germany and the United States which are active in undertaking tsunami modelling in the Indian Ocean region.

Associate Professor Alex Gardner

Study exposes flaws in climate change policy

Monday, 11 October 2010

New research reveals serious flaws in the way that governments have been responding to climate change issues such as the protection of wetlands in the Murray-Darling Basin.  The research, to be presented at a national conference in Perth tomorrow, was completed prior to the release of the Murray-Darling Basin Plan Guidelines last Friday, October 8, and provides important information for evaluating those proposals.