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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.

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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.

Researchers

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.

Awards and achievements

UWA awards and achievements - July 2016

Thursday, 4 August 2016

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

UWA Open Day

A day just for you! UWA Open Day 2016

Wednesday, 3 August 2016

Future students will be able to discover everything they need to know about The University of Western Australia at this year’s Open Day on Sunday 14 August, from 10am to 4pm.

Students from China and Vietnam

UWA welcomes Chinese and Vietnamese students

Monday, 1 August 2016

More than 130 medical and health science students from China and Vietnam are spending a month at The University of Western Australia participating in a research training program.

New engineering program aims to deliver medical breakthroughs

Thursday, 28 July 2016

A new engineering program which is the first of its kind in Western Australia will enable bioengineers to work on cutting-edge technologies to improve health outcomes such as reducing the amount of surgery needed by cancer patients and developing new equipment that can detect people at risk of heart attacks.

Andrew Guzzomi

UWA flaming seed team, finalists in WA Innovator of the Year competition

Thursday, 28 July 2016

Researchers at The University of Western Australia who invented a new technique for ‘flaming’ wild seeds have been nominated as finalists in the WA Innovator of the Year competition.

Shuan Hern Lee

Exciting young violinist wins Helpmann award

Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Internationally recognised violinist and Artist-in-Residence at The University of Western Australia’s School of Music Shaun Lee-Chen and the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra have won a prestigious Helpmann Award.

Professor David Sampson

Leading researchers named finalists in Premier's Science Awards

Monday, 25 July 2016

A public health researcher whose groundbreaking work has helped prevent birth defects and a biomedical scientist who helped pioneer a microscope-in-a-needle to detect cancer cells are two of eight leading academics from The University of Western Australia among 15 finalists in this year’s Premier’s Science Awards.

Miriam Stannage

Miriam Stannage exhibition opens at UWA

Thursday, 21 July 2016

An art exhibition showcasing the recent and final works of senior contemporary Australian artist Miriam Stannage will open at The University of Western Australia’s Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery on Saturday 30 July and run until Saturday 30 September.

3D-printing used to explore superconductivity of materials

Tuesday, 19 July 2016

Researchers at The University of Western Australia have revealed that 3D-printing can be used to create a resonant microwave cavity via an aluminium-silicon alloy that shows superconductivity when cooled below the critical temperature of aluminium.

George Ford

UWA student and alumni chase Olympic Glory

Tuesday, 12 July 2016

The University of Western Australia celebrated its Rio Olympic representatives at a breakfast event last week with former Hockeyroo and Olympic gold medallist Sally Carbon among a panel of special guests.

Year 10 Indigenous students from around the State

Holiday science fun for Indigenous school students

Tuesday, 12 July 2016

Twenty seven Year 10 Indigenous students from around the State will have a different kind of fun this week as they learn about surviving the slums, testing how high water rockets will go, learning about the Noongar 6 seasons, experimenting with liquid nitrogen, making moulds of teeth and challenging their sporting abilities.

Southern Ocean Reef

Kelp forests in the Great Southern Reef wiped out by marine heatwave

Friday, 8 July 2016

A team of marine scientists led by The University of Western Australia have uncovered the extinction of a kelp forest ecosystem along 100 kilometres of Western Australia’s coastline, following a heatwave that occurred in 2011.

UWA researcher Dr Emma Griffiths

Reversible contraceptive use high among Aboriginal women in Western desert

Wednesday, 6 July 2016

Researchers from The University of Western Australia have documented a high use of long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARCs) among Aboriginal women in WA’s Western Desert region.