Former West Australian Premier and Fremantle Federal MP Carmen Lawrence will focus on the origins of fanaticism and extreme behaviour, including terrorism, in her new role this year as a Professorial Fellow at The University of Western Australia.
When flautist Anita Fuhrmann began studying music as a 17 year-old in The University of Western Australia's School of Music in the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, little did she imagine that after completing her bachelor's degree she would be working on a PhD in a completely different faculty.
Good communicators make good teachers. So it makes good sense for UWA’s Science Communication program to be tailored for prospective students.
Undergraduate Science Communication units have been on offer at science students since 2002 and as a postgraduate unit since 2005.Now a brand new postgraduate coursework degree, Master of Science Communication and Education, will be offered from 2008. It is a joint program with the Faculty of Life and Physical Sciences and the Faculty of Education.
The School of Human Movement and Exercise Sciences will be formally known as the School of Sport Science, Exercise and Health – and given the colloquial name of Exercise Science - from January 1, 2008.
The School believes its new name more accurately reflects the full breadth of its activities and the courses it offers. All degree names remain unchanged.
Fewer students are taking up the study of languages at universities
across the country – but at The University of Western Australia and
others like it across the nation, Italian is the one language that is
flourishing and its popularity is due in part to students like 22
year-old Jane Te, of Willetton.
Malaysian-born Jane has just finished three years of Italian Studies
and she said she loved every minute of the rigorous course, even though
at the end she was the only Asian student.
Leading national engineering group, Monadelphous, has joined forces
with The University of Western Australia in a major partnership which
will help meet the strong demand for engineers that has arisen from the
State’s resources boom.
Monadelphous and UWA have formed a strategic partnership to build
and operate an innovative world-class learning centre for engineering
Business education and research has been boosted with the
announcement of an A$5 million partnership between BHP Billiton and The
University of Western Australia Business School.
Announcing the partnership today, President BHP Billiton Stainless
Steel Materials Mr Jimmy Wilson said the company would provide $5
million to support the establishment of a new Professorial Chair -
known as the BHP Billiton Chair in the Business of Resources - new
research initiatives, new scholarships as well as targeted training and
The University of Western Australia will offer a new Masters in
Science Communication and Education for the first time next year in a
bid to ease the State’s shortage of high-quality science teachers.
At the launch of the new course today by WA’s Chief Scientist,
Professor Lyn Beazley, UWA’s Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research and Research
Training) Robyn Owens said the course would provide a much-needed boost
to the education sector in Australia.