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Former Indonesian President joins us as a Senior Fellow

Friday, 22 May 2015

Dr Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, former president of the Republic of Indonesia, has accepted roles as a visiting Professor at The University of Western Australia and as a Senior Fellow with the Perth USAsia Centre, expanding opportunities for deeper regional understanding and cooperation.

UWA researchers secure a $9 million funding boost

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

The University of Western Australia congratulates two of its leading research groups for securing nearly $10 million in new funding from the Nation’s peak research funding body, the Australian Research Council (ARC).

Ants colour vision may help march towards robot technology

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Researchers at The University of Western Australia have discovered how ants see in colour, a breakthrough that one day could help scientists create more autonomous robots.

Dr Megan Clark

Former CSIRO boss Dr Megan Clark to chair EMI Board

Monday, 18 May 2015

One of Australia’s leading scientists and former head of the CSIRO, Dr Megan Clark has been appointed to chair the board of the Energy and Minerals Institute (EMI) at The University of Western Australia.


Professor Petra Tschakert with miners of Subin, Ghana.

New UWA Africa Research Cluster to open in Perth

Monday, 18 May 2015

Australia’s relationship with Africa will be boosted by the launch of an Africa Research Cluster at The University of Western Australia next week.


China-Australia joint Research Centre established

Friday, 15 May 2015

Sustainable livestock production will benefit from a new China-Australia Joint Research Centre for Ruminant Production between The University of Western Australia and Northwest Agriculture and Forestry University in China.

Study to investigate what we think about depression

Friday, 15 May 2015

Australians are being encouraged to take part in a new study at The University of Western Australia investigating community opinions about depression.

Professor Florian Daniel Zepf

New Chair to focus on child and adolescent mental health

Wednesday, 13 May 2015

Internationally respected researcher Dr Florian Daniel Zepf has been appointed the new Chair and Winthrop Professor in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at The University of Western Australia.

Dr Ryan Lister

UWA stem cell researcher awarded prestigious Metcalf Prize

Wednesday, 13 May 2015

The University of Western Australia’s Professor Ryan Lister has been awarded a $50,000 2015 Metcalf Prize, from the National Stem Cell Foundation of Australia, in recognition of his leadership in stem cell research.

Exhibition takes new look at age-related issues

Monday, 11 May 2015

A picture paints a thousand words and a new photographic exhibition aims to stimulate and challenge misinformed assumptions and unexplored stereotypes linked to ageing.

Paul Johnson

Message from the Vice-Chancellor on the Australian Consensus Centre

Friday, 8 May 2015

In early April The University of Western Australia announced it had secured $4 million in Federal Government funding to establish an Australia Consensus Centre to undertake detailed economic cost benefit analysis into many of Australia’s, and the world’s, biggest challenges.


Whitefly research team

Inspired students make Incite finals

Friday, 8 May 2015

Helping to feed the world may seem like the province of agricultural research, but it is also the challenge of academic and student researchers at The University of Western Australia working in computational biology and information technology – and an enthusiastic team of undergraduates recently made it into the finals of the Incite Awards run by the WA Information Technology and Telecommunications Alliance.

Sunflower protein 'scissors' provide sunny news for medicine

Friday, 8 May 2015

Scientists have discovered an extraordinary protein-cutting enzyme that has also evolved to glue proteins together, a finding that may be valuable in the production of therapeutic drugs.

Dr Melody Miolin

Medical placement program offers new hope for rural communities

Wednesday, 6 May 2015

Medical students from the Rural Clinical School (RCSWA) at The University of Western Australia are more likely to work in remote locations after graduating, a recent report has shown, which is having a positive impact on  rural and remote communities that often struggle to gain access to medical practitioners.

Positive outlook for WA's farming system groups

Wednesday, 6 May 2015

Local, community-based farming system groups are more readily able to serve the specific information needs of farmers, than large, geographically dispersed groups.  They are also more effective at engaging members in group activities, according to a study conducted by researchers from The University of Western Australia.

UWA launches a new brand for a new century

Wednesday, 6 May 2015

The University of Western Australia is unveiling a bold new brand to reflect its place as a contemporary place of teaching, learning and research, and a global hub of excellence.

Andrew Styan awarded $35,000 Dr Harold Schenberg art prize

Tuesday, 5 May 2015

The prestigious $35,000 Dr Harold Schenberg Art Prize, a bequest to The University of Western Australia, has been awarded to emerging, mature-age graduate Andrew Styan for his work The Bell Buoy.

Zoe Bush

2015 Ciara Glennon Scholarship awarded

Tuesday, 5 May 2015

A final-year Law/Arts student with a passion for social justice and particularly Indigenous issues has been awarded this year’s Ciara Glennon Memorial Law Scholarship.

Professor Paul Johnson, Vice-Chancellor of The University of Western Australia

UWA's In The Zone to travel to Jakarta

Friday, 1 May 2015

The highly successful In the Zone forum will next year be held in Jakarta as well as Perth, The University of Western Australia announced today.

Elena Douglas and Bernard Salt

Smart Power - prosperity, persuasion and projection In The Zone

Friday, 1 May 2015

There is no "one Asia", and Australia needs to respond to different countries in the Indo-Pacific zone in new and diverse ways, according to the founder of Knowledge Society, Elena Douglas.