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In The Zone panellists

Australia and Indonesia: A matter of special importance

Friday, 1 May 2015

His Excellency Professor Doctor Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, former President of the Republic of Indonesia, remains hopeful that relations between Australia and Indonesia will be able to withstand the strain of recent events.

Foreign Minister Hon Julie Bishop

Major demographic change In The Zone will reshape our future

Friday, 1 May 2015

Dramatic demographic changes in the Indo-Pacific zone over the next three decades will have a significant transformative effect on the region, according to the Hon Julie Bishop, Foreign Minister.

Dignitaries at the In The Zone Leadership Forum

Western Australia's relationships In The Zone will continue to flourish

Friday, 1 May 2015

The Hon Colin Barnett, Premier of Western Australia, said today that the state's ongoing economic and social relationships with key Asian countries would continue to strengthen, and Western Australia would "bounce back just as quickly as it has done every other time" from current issues such as iron ore pricing and supply.

Professor Andy Fourie

Research helps tackle mine tailings disasters

Friday, 1 May 2015

Research and technology transfer activities at The University of Western Australia are helping address a persistent and serious problem facing the mining industry worldwide.

Former Indonesian President postpones visit

Monday, 27 April 2015

Dr Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has postponed his visit to Perth.

Dr Yudhoyono was due to attend the In the Zone Leadership Forum at The University of Western Australia this Friday 1 May.

Dr Catherine Noske

New editor for Westerly

Friday, 24 April 2015

The Westerly Centre is happy to announce that Dr Catherine Noske has just joined The University of Western Australia as the new editor of Westerly magazine.

Dr Noske joins Westerly from Monash University where she completed a PhD in creative writing last year. She has held a Residential Fellowship at Varuna (National Writers' House), won the A.D. Hope Prize of the Association for the Study of Australian Literature, and was a Visiting Research Scholar in the Writing Programme at Warwick University, UK.

Former Indonesian President accepts UWA, Perth USAsia centre affiliations

Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Dr Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, former president of the Republic of Indonesia, will soon be welcomed 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.

Swan Valley honey fest is bees knees

Wednesday, 22 April 2015

They do not eat their fruit and veg, but without them you wouldn't either.  And even though they are vegetarians, they help produce the meat you eat.  Their labour is valued at up to $6 billion here in Australia alone, but their workforce lives in dark wooden sheds.

Australia-China wheat workshop

A century of spectacular wheat yield improvements in China

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Almost 100 years of data on China's wheat yield improvements have been unearthed for the first time by researchers from Northwest Agricultural and Forestry University in China and The University of Western Australia.

Media invited to register for In The Zone '15

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

What?  Media representatives are invited to register to attend the In the Zone Perth Leadership Forum.  In the Zone is The University of Western Australia's premier forum on regional affairs.

Map of a cross section through a pseudofossil

Oldest fossils controversy resolved

Monday, 20 April 2015

New analysis of world-famous 3.46 billion-year-old rocks by researchers from The University of Western Australia is set to finally resolve a long-running evolutionary controversy.

Orangeite

Scientific study shines new light on the source of diamonds

Monday, 20 April 2015

A team of specialists from four Australian universities, including The University of Western Australia, has established the exact source of a diamond-bearing rock for the first time.

Kwongan bushland

Big surprises underground for plant scientists

Monday, 20 April 2015

The kwongan eco-region in WA's south-west has revealed some amazing plant kingdom secrets to University of Montreal and University of Western Australia scientists.

Courtesy of the Folger Shakespeare Library

UWA brings Shakespeare's contemporaries to a global audience

Thursday, 16 April 2015

Shakespeare lovers around the world will now be able to freely enjoy the works of his contemporaries, thanks to a project inaugurated by Dr Brett D. Hirsch, an ARC DECRA Fellow and Assistant Professor of English at The University of Western Australia.

Adeline Klotz

UWA students awarded prestigious scholarships to Cambridge

Wednesday, 15 April 2015

A current student at The University of Western Australia as well as two others who previously studied at UWA have been awarded prestigious ‘Gates' scholarships to attend the University of Cambridge in October.

UWA student Matthew Rowbottom

The farmer takes a drone

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Drones on dairy farms? It may sound like fun, but for UWA student Matthew Rowbottom, the high-tech machines could be useful to time-poor dairy farmers. He is researching the effectiveness of drones, or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), in monitoring the growth of pasture biomass on dairy farms.

In the Zone ventures to Google in Singapore

Monday, 13 April 2015

Western Australia's premier forum on questions of regional significance, In the Zone, extends the zone narrative beyond Perth today with its first venture into Asia to commence this year's discussions on Capital Ideas for the 21st Century.

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.