University News


Dr Marco Fiorentini

Pure science and applied research are ‘two sides of the same coin’

Tuesday, 20 July 2010

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.

Researchers win funding for national centres of excellence

Monday, 19 July 2010

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.

Child health PhD student wins three-minute test

Monday, 19 July 2010

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.

UWA historian, Winthrop Professor Philippa Maddern

UWA to lead world-class research

Friday, 16 July 2010

The University of Western Australia is leading or collaborating in more than half of Australia's new Centres of Excellence announced by the Federal Government.

Associate Professor Eileen Webb, Alicia Snyders and Joe Moniodis

Project to help refugees and migrants avoid phone trap

Thursday, 15 July 2010

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.

Green light for future farms’ climate change research

Wednesday, 14 July 2010

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.

Boost to UWA research collaborations with India

Wednesday, 14 July 2010

The latest boost to University of Western Australia researchers working with their Indian counterparts on cutting-edge research will further strengthen bilateral relations between Australia and India.

Professor Jörg Imberger

UWA technology to measure threats to Italian lake

Wednesday, 14 July 2010

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.

Professor of Psychology Andrew Page

Mental health 'thermometer' to save lives

Tuesday, 13 July 2010

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.

Brain study may help conserve sharks

Friday, 9 July 2010

A greater understanding of shark senses may prevent sharks being accidentally killed in commercial fishing operations, according to a researcher at The University of Western Australia.