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.

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.

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. 

Wendy Erber

Surprise finding offers hope to sufferers of rare bleeding syndrome

Thursday, 3 March 2016

An international research team has made a major discovery that a rare inherited bleeding syndrome is caused by a gene mutation – but researchers were also surprised to find a link between the mutation and certain types of cancer.

Professors David Lawrence, Catherine Taylor and Stephen Zubrick

Working together to help our youth

Tuesday, 1 March 2016

We welcome Professors Stephen Zubrick, David Lawrence and Catherine Taylor from The University of Western Australia and the Telethon Kids Institute.

Mothers group

Mothers' groups linked to positive well-being

Thursday, 18 February 2016

A Perth study led by researchers from The University of Western Australia has found that participation in a local mothers’ group (facilitated or parent-led) is linked to mothers’ who have a positive mental well-being.   

Reid Ground Floor Image

Reid Library re-opening 22 February 2016

Wednesday, 17 February 2016

Reid Library will re-open on 22 February 2016. The Ground Floor of Reid Library will remain closed as refurbishment continues.

Herbicide hunt

Common antibiotic inspires hunt for new herbicide

Friday, 12 February 2016

Plant biologists at The University of Western Australia have discovered that the commonly used antibiotic ciprofloxacin, which kills bacteria, also kills plants by blocking the DNA copying machinery of the plants.

Simrat Labana (ACIAR – New Delhi) flanked by girls who have collected weeds from

Legume production vastly improves in International Year of Pulses 2016

Thursday, 4 February 2016

A five-year project led by researchers from The University of Western Australia to improve food and nutritional security has exceeded expectations by delivering a 45% increase in lentil production over five years.

Led by Professor William Erskine from UWA’s Centre for Plant Breeding and Genetics, and Institute of Agriculture, the five-year project was funded by the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) to revitalise pulse production in Bangladesh without affecting rice cropping.

Hot spots

UWA expert says more 'green' needed to cool Perth's suburban hotspots

Thursday, 4 February 2016

An environmental engineering expert at The University of Western Australia said ‘greening’ the suburbs of Perth will help reduce the emerging urban health crisis of heatwaves.