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Artist Miriam Stannage

UWA pays tribute to artist Miriam Stannage

Monday, 12 September 2016

The University of Western Australia extends its deepest sympathy to family and friends of Miriam Stannage, State Living Treasure and leading Australian artist, who has passed away in Perth at the age of 77.

Dr Bronwen Ackermann

Online course to help musicians around the world

Friday, 9 September 2016

An online learning program to educate musicians about occupational health and optimising their performance through healthy practice has received funding to develop a commercial version for musicians and music schools around Australia.

Katie Meehan

Simple blood test could be used to detect breast cancer

Friday, 9 September 2016

Researchers at The University of Western Australia are working on a quick, simple and less invasive blood-based test that can detect breast cancer progression or relapse much earlier than current methods such as mammogram, MRI or biopsy.

Professor Erika Techera

UWA Law Dean wins national academic honour

Tuesday, 6 September 2016

The University of Western Australia’s first female Law School Dean has been named Academic of the Year at the Lawyers Weekly 2016 Australian Law Awards held in Sydney.

Researchers excavating the Dampier Archipelago

People inhabited Dampier Archipelago before last ice age

Monday, 5 September 2016

A team of researchers from The University of Western Australia which is exploring the mysteries of the National Heritage listed Dampier Archipelago in north west WA has uncovered evidence of one of Australia’s most ancient settlements.

Professor Erika Techera

UWA Awards and Achievements - August 2016

Monday, 5 September 2016

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

Decoding clover DNA

Decoding clover DNA leads to better livestock productivity

Thursday, 1 September 2016

Western Australian and Japanese scientists have together cracked the genome sequence of the subterranean (sub) clover.

Natural disaster

Embrace the power of "Natural Experiments"

Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Researchers at The University of Western Australia are urging ecologists to increase the use of large-scale natural and manmade disasters as experiments to help solve the greatest environmental challenges facing the planet. 

Professor Bu Yeap

Doctors urged to be cautious when treating low testosterone

Tuesday, 30 August 2016

Doctors have been advised to exercise caution when prescribing testosterone treatment for older men with low testosterone and a history of cardiovascular disease, according to a position statement published today in the Medical Journal of Australia.

Professor David Blair

Discover something new at UWA Research Week

Monday, 29 August 2016

Find out more about what makes us happy, how poor mental health can affect children’s development and how much of the universe we can reproduce using computer simulation during The University of Western Australia’s Research Week.

Jane Pillow

Research to help premature babies recognised in national awards

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

A study at The University of Western Australia that looked into ways of preventing respiratory health problems in premature babies has been listed in the top 10 projects for 2015 at the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Awards.

UWA joins UN Global Compact

Tuesday, 23 August 2016

The University of Western Australia has joined the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative: the United Nations Global Compact.

Dr Scott Draper receives his Premier's Science Award

Young UWA researchers recognised in Premier's Science Awards

Friday, 19 August 2016

An internationally recognised offshore engineering researcher and a PhD student at UWA with a passion for improving the ear health of Indigenous children are among the winners of this year’s Premier’s Science Awards.

Devices recording ocean and atmospheric conditions over a Kimberley reef at high

Rising sea levels could benefit some reef systems

Friday, 19 August 2016

Researchers at The University of Western Australia have found rising sea levels can significantly reduce daily water temperature extremes in many reefs worldwide that experience strong tidal conditions. The research was published in the international journal Science Advances.

Future students and families enjoy UWA Open Day

Monday, 15 August 2016

Between 16,000 and 18,000 people made the most of the sunny weather and enjoyed Open Day at The University of Western Australia.

Tamsin Cook

Swimmer Tamsin Cook takes home silver in Rio

Thursday, 11 August 2016

The University of Western Australia congratulates UWA-West Coast Swimming Club member Tamsin Cook who has anchored Australia to silver in the 4 x 200m freestyle relay in Rio.

Book sale

Save the Children Book Sale

Thursday, 11 August 2016

The University branch of Save the Children Australia will hold its annual book sale in the undercroft of Winthrop Hall, below the clock tower, from 3pm Friday 19 August to 3pm Wednesday 24 August.


UWA goes public with ATAR entry scores

Wednesday, 10 August 2016

The University of Western Australia has become the first university in WA and one of the first in Australia to make publicly available its Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) entry data.


First Australian universities join global collaboration

Tuesday, 9 August 2016

The University of Western Australia and the Australian National University have become the first research institutions in Australasia to join IN-PART, a global university-industry collaboration platform.

Researchers aim to boost physical activity in preschoolers

Monday, 8 August 2016

The University of Western Australia is teaming up with partners in the early education and care sector to find ways to improve young’s children’s physical activity, health and development.