An international team of researchers, including scientists from The University of Western Australia, is a step closer towards developing the next generation of super computers, engineering a silicon chip that guides single particles of light, called “photons”, to process quantum information with ultra-high precision and stability.
The State Government has granted The University of Western Australia’s (UWA) Centre for Transformative Work Design $498,841 to carry out research into the wellbeing and mental health impact of fly-in fly-out (FIFO) arrangements on workers. The announcement coincides with Mental Health Week.
An application to help university students mine the web for open access research, a wave energy harvesting device that uses gyroscopic technology and a solution to measure strain in mining structures with discontinuities, designed to improve safety in the resources industry.
The University of Western Australia is again participating in a benchmarking exercise on IT service quality. This exercise will permit us to compare our service quality with other Universities in Australian and New Zealand.
As part of the ongoing IT service improvement activities, UWA will once again participate in the Australian Universities IT Service Quality Benchmark Survey.
Staff and students are invited to complete a short survey about their experiences with the UWA IT support teams. The survey will be conducted by Systems Thinking, an external organisation, and all responses will be treated confidentially. An email containing the link to the on-line survey will be sent shortly.
Information Services extends our apologies to students and staff who have been inconvenienced by system outages or access issues in the early weeks of first semester.
While every effort was undertaken to minimise the impact of major service changes implemented for 2012, unexpected issues occurred once all new systems were in combined operation under the load of a full student cohort and lecture schedule.
Information Services and Faculty IT teams are very proud to have delivered improved student access to IT facilities across campus in time for the start of Semester 1 2012. Student Mobility was a key objective of the Business Investment Programme. The new IT facilities will provide a much improved service for existing students, and better meet the needs of New Courses students, who will be much more mobile across Faculties.