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Dingo bone

Dingoes may provide clues to understanding how Australia evolved

Friday, 20 July 2018

Researchers from The University of Western Australia and the Australian National University have uncovered new evidence that suggests dingoes arrived in Australia between 3,348 and 3,081 years ago, more recently than previously thought.

Conference

Forum puts modern slavery and human trafficking into focus

Wednesday, 18 July 2018

Modern slavery and human trafficking will be the focus of this year’s WA Migration and Mobilities Update forum, to be held on Tuesday 24 July at The University of Western Australia. It will be followed by a half-day workshop on Wednesday 25 July where modern slavery will be discussed.

Winthrop Hall

UWA scores highly in world university subject rankings

Tuesday, 17 July 2018

The University of Western Australia has cemented its place among the world’s top universities with nine subject areas ranked in the top 50 globally, according to the 2018 Academic Ranking of World Universities.

UWA Zadko telescope and David Coward

UWA telescope to help NASA explore Saturn's largest moon

Monday, 16 July 2018

The University of Western Australia’s Zadko Telescope will be used to capture a rare astronomical event: an “occultation” (eclipse), where Saturn’s largest moon Titan will pass in front of a star.

Virtual plant cell

UWA finalists announced in Premier's Science Awards

Monday, 16 July 2018

Seven academics from The University of Western Australia and one science education initiative have been announced as finalists in the 2018 Premier’s Science Awards.

UWA establishes Africa centre

Friday, 13 July 2018

The University of Western Australia has established the Africa Research & Engagement Centre (AfREC) to drive innovative and ethical collaborations with the dynamic continent of 55 countries and 1.3 billion people.

Seabird credit Dan Bayley

Eradicate rats to bolster coral reefs

Thursday, 12 July 2018

Rat control should be considered an urgent conservation priority on many remote tropical islands to protect vulnerable coral reefs, according to an international research collaboration including The University of Western Australia.

Albany wave buoy

New wave energy technology creates a splash in Albany

Thursday, 12 July 2018

New technology to measure ocean waves and currents with greater accuracy than ever before is being deployed off the Albany coast this week, as part of the new Wave Energy Research Centre, an initiative led by The University of Western Australia.

Mouse penis

Study finds shape not size matters in male mice

Wednesday, 11 July 2018

Male mice exposed to other male competitors have thicker penis bones according to a new study by researchers at The University of Western Australia, published today in Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences.

Indigenous students

Holiday fun for Indigenous high school students

Tuesday, 10 July 2018

Forty-two Year 10 and 11 Indigenous students from across the State are spending their school holidays at The University of Western Australia for the annual Indigenous Science, Engineering and Health Camp.

Tory Rickerby

UWA students celebrated during NAIDOC Week

Monday, 9 July 2018

An aspiring engineer and youth mentor and a young musician and playwright, both from The University of Western Australia, have been recognised for their contribution to the Aboriginal community as part of this year’s NAIDOC Week.

The ball tampering episode in South Africa shocked Australians

Cheating in sport: how can we embed ethics and values?

Friday, 6 July 2018

Sports organisations must focus on encouraging value-led behaviour in their athletes following the Australian cricketers’ damaging ball-tampering episode in South Africa, according to UWA sport psychologist Dr Sandy Gordon.

3D modelling

New model for large-scale 3D facial recognition

Friday, 6 July 2018

Researchers from The University of Western Australia have designed a new system capable of carrying out large-scale 3D facial recognition that could transform the entire biometrics industry.

Dr Stephen MacDonald

Awards and achievements - June 2018

Tuesday, 3 July 2018

The University of Western Australia has a continual roll call of awards, scholarships and prizes presented to staff and students.

Boost to life sciences and innovation research

New hub to boost life sciences and innovation research

Tuesday, 3 July 2018

An initiative to grow Western Australia’s life sciences and innovation sector and boost local research capability was announced today as part of a collaboration between the State Government, The University of Western Australia and MTPConnect.  

Treating the cause of crime more effective than only addressing the crime itself

Thursday, 28 June 2018

Researchers fromThe University of Western Australia’s Law School have been studying the feasibility of a justice model that has the potential to improve the effectiveness of crime prevention in Western Australia. (click here to access the full report)

Orchestra

New course embeds music students into professional orchestra

Tuesday, 26 June 2018

Professional musicians and outstanding post-graduate students will work side by side in a world-first masters degree program being launched by The University of Western Australia (UWA) and the West Australian Symphony Orchestra (WASO).

Tim Inglis

Researchers make fast work of antibiotic resistance

Tuesday, 26 June 2018

Researchers from The University of Western Australia have showcased exciting results from a screening test to detect antibiotic resistance and to ensure the right antibiotics can be prescribed quicker.

Aged care

Forum to look at ways of improving care for the aged

Tuesday, 19 June 2018

The importance of caring for the aged who come from a diversity of cultural and language backgrounds and addressing issues that come with aging in our community will be the topics of focus at the 2018 Leading Innovation Through Diversity forum to be held at The University of Western Australia on Friday 29 June.

Graduates face increasing mismatch between education and jobs

Thursday, 14 June 2018

A new study by researchers at The University of Western Australia has found that more than one-quarter of Australian graduates are overqualified for their jobs after they complete university.