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Clinical Professor Harvey Coates

Urgent action needed to tackle ear disease in Indigenous children

Monday, 15 June 2015

The recipient of an inaugural award to recognise his outstanding contribution to closing the Indigenous health gap is urging the Federal Government to recognise hearing loss in Indigenous children as a serious problem that needs immediate action.

Dalai Lama

UWA welcomes the Dalai Lama to Perth

Monday, 15 June 2015

The University of Western Australia is delighted to have welcomed the enlightening and internationally respected figure, His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet, who today spoke at UWA on ‘The importance of Education’.

Lisa Wood and Bella

Pets help owners meet people and make friends

Monday, 15 June 2015

Pets play an important role in developing healthy neighbourhoods by helping their owners to meet people, make friends and even gain emotional and practical support from these friendships, according to researchers at The University of Western Australia.

Dalai Lama

Dalai Lama to visit UWA

Friday, 12 June 2015

The UWA Student Guild is pleased to welcome His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet, who will speak at UWA on the importance of education on Monday 15 June.

Kate Leeming

UWA graduate to cycle across Antarctica

Thursday, 11 June 2015

Five years after becoming the first woman to cycle 22,000 kilometres across Africa from west to east, adventurer Kate Leeming is preparing to tackle her greatest challenge – to be the first person to cycle across Antarctica via the South Pole.

Professors Nigel Laing

Staff and graduates earn Queen's Birthday Honours

Tuesday, 9 June 2015

Six staff members and 10 graduates of The University of Western Australia have been honoured by their inclusion on the 2015 Queen’s Birthday Honours List.

New treatment hope for pregnant women with high blood pressure

Thursday, 4 June 2015

Exciting research from the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research has found new answers for pregnant women with high blood pressure, which is also a characteristic of the serious condition, pre-eclampsia.

Evidence of oldest human occupation in Mid-West discovered

Thursday, 4 June 2015

A rock shelter in the Weld Range provides evidence of the oldest human occupation in the Mid-West region of Western Australia, a research project partnered between The University of Western Australia and Wajarri Traditional Owners has discovered.

Prestigious scholarships at Centre for History of Emotions

Tuesday, 2 June 2015

The Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions, Europe 1100-1800 (CHE) is offering valuable scholarships and travel grants to Australian Postgraduate and Honours students for approved projects. Applications are due by Monday 17 August, 2015.


Forrest Research Foundation Scholarships attract world's best minds

Friday, 29 May 2015

Andrew and Nicola Forrest today announced the first recipients of the prestigious Forrest Research Foundation Scholarships – with the five recipients flying in from around the world to accept their scholarship.

Volunteers needed for childhood narcissism study

Thursday, 28 May 2015

A new study investigating the causes of narcissism in children is looking for 300 volunteers aged between eight and 16, and their parents, to take part in a survey.

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.