University News


Dr Chris Jones, UWA sandalwood expert

Liquid gold under the microscope at UWA

Thursday, 5 August 2010

In a world first, researchers at The University of Western Australia have isolated the genes for sandalwood oil and lodged a patent for the process.

Nedlands campus

Campus Plan 2010

Wednesday, 4 August 2010

The University of Western Australia is seeking public comment to assist in the development of Campus Plan 2010 - its key planning document for the next decade and beyond.

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Lessons from parrots' vision to help human eyesight

Tuesday, 3 August 2010

The apparent ability of long-lived parrots to see ultraviolet light without sustaining eye damage could provide new insights into UV protection in humans.

Deep-water project to provide safe, clean energy

Monday, 2 August 2010

The world's multi-billion dollar oil and gas industries will benefit from a new research project aimed at securing long-term, safer and cleaner forms of energy.

Do Australian native legumes have potential as grain crops?

Friday, 30 July 2010

A one-day workshop was held at UWA on 28 June 2010 to examine whether Australian native herbaceous legumes have potential to be developed as grain legumes crops.

Shaun Collin's article "Decoding the great white mind" as appeared in The Age on 26 July 2010

Thursday, 29 July 2010

An article written by Geoff Maslen titled "Decoding the great white mind" appeared in The Age Newspaper on Monday July 26th 2010. Professor Collin has been studying the white pointer and other species of sharks for more than two decades He is a member of UWA's school of animal biology and the UWA Oceans Institute. Six months ago, he was awarded the prestigious WA Premier's Fellowship and brought his entire team of 10 researchers from the University of Queensland to UWA

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UWA team in world robot challenge

Wednesday, 28 July 2010

A team led by The University of Western Australia is one of six international finalists in a challenge to develop the next generation of fully autonomous robots that could undertake dangerous missions in hostile environments.

Education holds key to boosting agriculture

Tuesday, 27 July 2010

(Edited extract from speech by Professor Alan Robson, Vice-Chancellor, delivered at:
The UWA Institute of Agriculture 2010 Industry Forum, 16 July 2010)

The challenges facing agriculture and food production in Australia and internationally are great. Demand for food is projected to double over the next 50 years from less land base. As such, productivity must be increased. This needs to occur in the context of climate change, increasing world population and a finite global water and fossil energy supply

Winthrop Professor Hong Hao

UWA defence researchers in Eureka finals

Thursday, 22 July 2010

Research projects from The University of Western Australia that are developing strategies for Australia's defence and national security were today named as national finalists in the 21st Annual Australian Museum Eureka Prizes.

UWA microbiologist Naomi McSweeney

Bugs in the system save environment and money

Wednesday, 21 July 2010

Previously unknown species of bacteria are helping reduce the environmental impacts of alumina and aluminium production and saving the industries millions of dollars, a researcher at The University of Western Australia has found.