In the minds of many academics pure science and applied research are worlds apart, yet an applied research centre at The University of Western Australia last year produced a third of the University's publications in the top international journals Nature and Science, all from industry co-founded projects,demonstrating that astute research project design can satisfy both academic and industry priorities.
The University of Western Australia's child health expert Professor Fiona Stanley and respiratory disease specialists Professor Bruce Robinson and Professor Stephen Stick will lead three new Centres for Research Excellence.
Paediatrics and child health PhD student Balarka Banerjee will be travelling to the University of Queensland in September to represent The University of Western Australia in the Trans-Tasman Three Minute Thesis challenge after being awarded the University title.
Refugees and recent migrants in Perth trapped in unwanted telecommunications deals is the subject of a joint research project between the Edmund Rice Centre, Mirrabooka and the Centre for Consumer Research at The University of Western Australia.
The Future Farm Industries CRC has secured an extra $700,000 for researchers at the University of Western Australia, CSIRO and the Department of Agriculture to further investigate drought hardy and carbon conscious grazing systems.
A system developed at The University of Western Australia will be deployed at picturesque Lake Iseo in the alpine Lombardy region of northern Italy to enable an international team to determine the effects of climate and land-use change.
A collaborative project between researchers at The University of Western Australia and Perth Clinic could lower rates of self-harm and suicide in mental health in-patients, potentially saving more than 600 lives every year.