Mangrove jack

Fish, corals and trees tell common story about climate change

Wednesday, 16 March 2016

Research by scientists from The University of Western Australia, the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) and partners from Australian and international institutions has shown that fish, corals and trees in north-west Australia respond to climate change with simultaneous growth patterns.

Zadko telescope support team

Zadko telescope and Parkes 'dish' join hunt for mystery radio flashes

Monday, 14 March 2016

The University of Western Australia’s Zadko Telescope and the Parkes Radio Telescope have joined forces in a new mission involving an international team of radio astronomers to hunt for mystery radio bursts in the universe.

Applications for Round 2 2016 Forrest Research Foundation PhD Scholarships now open

Wednesday, 9 March 2016

Forrest Foundation Research Scholarships are awarded to the best domestic and international students to undertake high quality research and enrol in a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) at a Western Australian university. In October 2013, Andrew and Nicola Forrest made what is believed to be the largest single philanthropic donation in Australian history – $65 million to attract the best minds to Western Australia. The donation included $50 million for the establishment of the Forrest Research Foundation to fund PhD scholarships and postdoctoral fellowships across all five WA universities.

Background no barrier to finding jobs

Wednesday, 9 March 2016

A new study that examines labour market outcomes of more than 10,700 disadvantaged Australian university graduates has found graduates from low socio-economic backgrounds and regional and remote areas have employment outcomes comparable to graduates from more privileged backgrounds. 

Athlete

Can beetroot juice give elite athletes an edge?

Monday, 7 March 2016

Nitrate-rich beetroot juice might enhance performance among top level athletes according to a joint study from The University of Western Australia, the Western Australian Institute of Sport and the Australian Institute of Sport.

UWA & CQU Sign Engineering Research Collaboration

Friday, 4 March 2016

The University of Western Australia’s Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics and China’s Chongqing University (CQU) recently signed a three year research agreement, commencing February 2016.

Joint research publications, high quality PhD students, access to world-class research facilities and more opportunities for both universities are all expected to emerge from a new Sino-Australian engineering research agreement.

Dr Juliana Hamzah

Proof-of-concept funding for new cancer treatment

Friday, 4 March 2016

A new approach to treating tumours has recently been awarded UWA PATHFINDER funding to explore its commercial potential.

Joe Steer, Anna Amir and Helen Carroll

Mike Carroll's fellowship to benefit sheep production

Friday, 4 March 2016

Two agricultural science PhD students from The University of Western Australia were awarded the Mike Carroll Travelling Fellowship at a ceremony on Thursday, 25 February.

The Mike Carroll Travelling Fellowship is a memorial to the late Dr Mike Carroll, who was associated with the WA Department of Agriculture for over 20 years, serving as Director-General from 1990 to 1994.

Pancreatic cancer trials

New treatment opportunities for pancreatic cancer

Friday, 4 March 2016

An international project assisted by researchers from The University of Western Australia has offered new hope to patients with pancreatic cancer.

Children's literacy from an early age is critical

Getting it right from the start

Thursday, 3 March 2016

Children’s literacy from an early age is critical to their development. Research undertaken by the Telethon Kids Institute discovered the frequency with which joint attention and adult child book reading occurs has an effect on vocabulary levels particularly by the time of school entry.