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In the Zone

In the Zone 2015: Capital ideas for the 21st century

Friday, 10 April 2015

In the Zone is The University of Western Australia's premier forum on regional affairs. This ambitious conference series aims to engage stakeholders in Australia and in key Asian cities directly, to encourage networking and collaboration between decision makers across the zone and to share UWA's vision of Perth and Western Australia's place in this dynamic region.

Jade Pham

Brainiest students in Brain Bee challenge announced

Thursday, 9 April 2015

Australia's ‘brainiest' student proved herself in the national finals of the Brain Bee Challenge at the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research in Perth today.

Indigenous year 12s get leading edge at UWA

Thursday, 9 April 2015

Fifty Indigenous Year 12 students from around metropolitan Perth and from as far north as Kununurra and as far south as Albany will come to The University of Western Australia next week for a leadership seminar.

Dr Ryan Kempster wit5h Port Jackson shark

UWA shark researchers enlist the help of the public as citizen scientists

Wednesday, 8 April 2015

Shark researchers from the Neuroecology Group at The University of Western Australia are asking for the public's help to identify and record shark sightings from around the world, using their new Citizen Science project, SharkBase (www.shark-base.org).

Book author David Groves (middle)

The Digital Apocalypse book launched at UWA

Thursday, 2 April 2015

A book that tells a story of the social and technological changes the world has experienced over the last 40 years and how these changes have affected our everyday life has been launched at The University of Western Australia.

UWA Vice-Chancellor Professor Paul Johnson (left) and Dr Bjorn Lomborg

New economic prioritisation research centre at UWA

Thursday, 2 April 2015

The University of Western Australia and the Copenhagen Consensus Center today announced the establishment of a new policy research centre at the UWA Business School.

Emma Tearne

Emerging business leaders to raise money for PMH Foundation

Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Rising business philanthropist Emma Tearne is leading a team of young professionals as they raise much needed funds for the Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH) Foundation.

UWA childcare centre

Childcare centres at UWA rated top in WA

Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Under the National Quality Standard (NQS), two childcare centres at The University of Western Australia - the UWA Early Learning Centre and Unicare - have received a top rating of ‘excellent', the highest possible rating a centre can achieve for early childhood education and care under NQS.

Dr Patrick Dunlop

Sorry, but it's ok to say sorry

Tuesday, 31 March 2015

In the 1970 smash film Love Story Ali MacGraw's character, Jennifer, tells her boyfriend Oliver (played by Ryan O'Neill) that ‘love means never having to say you're sorry'.

A team of undergraduate student engineers from UWA

UWA engineering students unearth winning solutions at ‘mining hackathon’

Friday, 27 March 2015

A team of undergraduate student engineers from The University of Western Australia won first prize at the Unearthed 54-hour hackathon event held at Perth's Spacecubed to support innovation in the mining industry.

Mr Roy Krzywosinski

Chevron Australia MD joins Energy and Minerals Institute

Friday, 27 March 2015

Chevron Australia Managing Director Roy Krzywosinski has joined the board of the Energy and Minerals Institute (EMI) at The University of Western Australia.

An autoclave

Study to aid rapid clean-ups after disastrous offshore oil and gas leaks

Friday, 27 March 2015

One of the first experimental investigations to simulate the high-pressure formation of oil droplets during deepwater blowouts has attracted the attention of the prestigious journal Chemical Engineering Science

His Excellency Professor Doctor Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono

Former President of Indonesia to visit UWA

Friday, 27 March 2015

The University of Western Australia is pleased to announce that His Excellency Professor Doctor Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, Former President of Indonesia, will headline its In The Zone Perth Leadership Forum at UWA on 1 May.

John Barrington

John Barrington to lead PIAF Board

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Nationally respected strategy and governance expert John Barrington has been appointed Chair of the Perth International Arts Festival.

Golden snub-nosed monkey

Beards as badges of honour?

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Are beards ‘in' again because guys are under pressure? Maybe.

Tim Shanahan

Changing role for Energy and Minerals Institute founder Tim Shanahan, appointment of new Director Mark Stickells

Tuesday, 24 March 2015

There's a changing of the guard underway at the Energy and Minerals Institute at The University of Western Australia.

Mr Shaun Lee-Chen

Acclaimed violinist returns to mentor new generation

Monday, 23 March 2015

Internationally celebrated violinist Shaun Lee-Chen will return to his alma mater to work closely with his former mentor, national violin icon Professor Paul Wright, when he joins The University of Western Australia's School of Music as Artist in Residence.

Rejection of the Higher Education Bill means uncertainty for Australia's universities

Thursday, 19 March 2015

The University of Western Australia is disappointed that the Federal Government’s Higher Education Bill has been rejected by the Senate for a second time.
A deregulated tertiary sector would allow universities rather than government to set their own fees and would be of great benefit to the nation.

Professor Len Collard - photo:  Matthew Galligan

Do you live in the place of spiders?

Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Want to know more about the Noongar origins of the name of your street, suburb or town? A new website developed by researchers at The University of Western Australia with colleagues at Curtin University might help.

Professor Caroline Baillie and Randika Jayasinghe discuss recycling

Waste recycling businesses to help reduce poverty in Sri Lanka

Tuesday, 17 March 2015

The University of Western Australia has been awarded a $1.03 million grant to help incubate community-based waste recycling businesses in Sri Lanka.