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UWA's microscope-in-a-needle wins prestigious national award

Friday, 27 November 2015

A team of biomedical engineers and doctors, led by Associate Professor Robert McLaughlin and Professor David Sampson, from The University of Western Australia has won The Australian newspaper’s Innovation Challenge for developing the world’s smallest handheld microscope.

James Mushayija

UWA helping in the East African fight against crop devastating plagues

Thursday, 26 November 2015

A Rwandan Biosecurity Fellow’s visit to The University of Western Australia will help bring much-needed skills to African scientists trying to fight insect plagues threatening Africa’s food security.

Michael Grebla

UWA graduate wins John Monash Scholarship

Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Engineering and music graduate Michael Grebla has been awarded a prestigious General Sir John Monash Foundation Scholarship.

UWA's Summer Music Academy seeking talented young musicians

Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Talented young music students are invited to apply for The University of Western Australia's Summer Music Academy from December 7 to 11.

UWA to host international energy economics conference

Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Some of the world’s leading energy economics experts will attend an international conference to address Asia’s future energy needs at The University of Western Australia in February next year.

Pat Dudgeon

UWA’s Professor Pat Dudgeon shortlisted for Human Rights Medal

Thursday, 19 November 2015

The University of Western Australia has congratulated Professor Pat Dudgeon, the first Aboriginal psychologist to graduate in Australia and one of the first Mental Health Commissioners in the country, on being shortlisted for the 2015 Human Rights Medal.

Kent Anderson Award

Japanese Foreign Minister's Commendation for Professor Kent Anderson

Thursday, 12 November 2015

The University of Western Australia’s Deputy Vice Chancellor (Community and Engagement) Professor Kent Anderson has been awarded a Japanese Foreign Minister’s commendation for exceptional service in promoting a mutual understanding between Japan and Australia.

Dolphin communication

Researcher to use Swiss grant to study dolphin communication

Wednesday, 11 November 2015

A researcher from The University of Western Australia will use a prestigious Swiss fellowship grant of nearly $700,000 to study the vocal behaviour of bottlenose dolphins in Shark Bay.

Ranking attractiveness

Are attractive people paid more in the workplace?

Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Your chance of getting a pay rise could depend on your looks, according to a new study led by The University of Western Australia.

Professor Mark Randolph

Mark Randolph awarded Swiss honorary doctorate

Monday, 23 November 2015

Internationally recognised geotechnical engineer Professor Mark Randolph has received another accolade for his expertise in offshore geotechnics.


UWA supports move to City of Perth

Thursday, 19 November 2015

The University of Western Australia congratulates the State Liberal and Labor parties for supporting new laws to bring the Crawley campus of the State’s oldest university entirely within the City of Perth.

Orbicella faveolata coral

Research uncovers how some coral can survive annual bleaching events

Wednesday, 18 November 2015

A study has found that coral with high levels of fat or other energy reserves can withstand the impact of annual coral bleaching events, compared to coral with lower levels of fat reserves.

Launch of WA Children's Diabetes Research and Education Centre

Major boost for children's diabetes research in WA

Monday, 16 November 2015

Research into childhood diabetes in Perth has been given a major boost with today’s launch of the WA Children’s Diabetes Research and Education Centre for Research Excellence on the eve of World Diabetes Day.

Bruce Robinson

Funding for promising vaccine to shrink tumours

Tuesday, 10 November 2015

World-leading Perth cancer researcher Professor Bruce Robinson believes his team is close to developing a vaccine to try and shrink cancerous tumours.

Colour blindness

Could colour blindness in men be an advantage?

Tuesday, 10 November 2015

A new Western Australian study aims to find out whether colour blindness in men can actually be an advantage.

Professor Peter Eastwood

$3m in health research grants may mean better sleep for all

Monday, 9 November 2015

A study which may lead to sleep apnoea being diagnosed through a simple photograph is one of three National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) grants worth nearly $3 million awarded to The University of Western Australia.

Local researchers take on G20 challenge to make energy efficient wheat

Friday, 6 November 2015

Western Australian researchers will contribute to a G20 nations plan to strengthen future, global food security by making more energy efficient wheat.


Perth International Arts Festival launches 2016 Program

Thursday, 5 November 2015

Perth International Arts Festival Artistic Director Wendy Martin today launches her first program with an invitation to join in on a big, bold adventure.

UK expert to discuss well-being in the workplace at breakfast event

Wednesday, 4 November 2015

Chair of the UK Government’s Health and Safety Executive Judith Hackitt will discuss the importance of a proactive approach to well-being in the workplace at a breakfast event at The University of Western Australia next Tuesday 10 November.

Matheus Saueressig

Brazil's biofabrication wins UWA's course of the future

Monday, 2 November 2015

A biofabrication course envisaged by 17-year-old Brazilian student Matheus Saueressig has won The University of Western Australia’s Pitch the Course of the Future competition.