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Less privileged kids shine at uni: study

Friday, 19 December 2014

Australia's higher education system appeared to level the playing field in terms of academic achievement for students, regardless of their socio-economic status (SES) background, according to a new study.

Accounting and Finance Professor Ray da Silva Rosa

Are we heading for another GFC?

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

The University of Western Australia Business School Accounting and Finance Professor Ray da Silva Rosa puts Western Australia's economic outlook into perspective:

Debbie Barwick, Chairperson of the NSW Indigenous Chamber of Commerce (NSWICC)

Call for Government funded Indigenous business bodies

Monday, 15 December 2014

Indigenous leaders have called for the federal government to direct funding towards peak Indigenous business bodies.

New ecotourism degree at UWA Albany

Thursday, 11 December 2014

A surge in interest in nature-based tourism has led The University of Western Australia to develop a Master of Ecotourism degree.  Unique to UWA Albany, it will be the only postgraduate course of its kind available in Western Australia.

PhD student Michael Wheeler, Prof Danny Green and Prof Professor Phil Ainslie.

International expert joins healthy brain study

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

One of the world's leading experts on brain blood flow and function is in Perth working with researchers from The University of Western Australia and the University of Melbourne to recruit more volunteers for their study investigating the effects of exercise on brain health.

First Western Pygmy Possum documented in Albany in years

Tiny possum discovered in national park near Albany

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

One of Australia's most endearing marsupials, the tiny western pygmy possum, has been discovered for the first time in Albany's Torndirrup National Park by a research team from The University of Western Australia examining the pollination of native plants by mammals.

Nobel Laureate Professor Barry Marshall with students

UWA Confucius Institute wins global award

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

The Confucius Institute at The University of Western Australia (UWACI) has received global recognition for its success in teaching Chinese language and cross-cultural understanding in Western Australia.

A little mea culpa from the Web Office

Monday, 8 December 2014

One of our colleagues on campus recently questioned why our video guidelines insisted that "All areas of the University must only embed YouTube content that they own and manage - don't link content in from other users' YouTube accounts." The key word here was ‘must'.

Tom Williams with Shaun Gregory from Woodside

UWA graduate awarded Monash Scholarship to Asia

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

An Arts graduate from The University of Western Australia who attended Morley Senior High School will use one of Australia's most prestigious national scholarships to better understand Australia-China business.

UWA School of Indigenous Studies

UWA Indigenous graduates beat record

Friday, 28 November 2014

The largest cohort of Indigenous students to date has graduated from The University of Western Australia's School of Indigenous Studies.