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Following an international search, The University of Western Australia is pleased to announce that Dr Jörg Baumeister has recently been appointed as the new Director of the Australian Urban Design Research Centre (AUDRC).
Professor Emeritus Robert (Bob) Gilkes, former Winthrop Professor of Soil Science and Adjunct Senior Lecturer, School of Earth and Environment at the University of Western Australia was recently presented with a Crawford Fund medal for his lifetime contribution to research supervision and mentoring of overseas students.
Researchers from Perth and Germany have discovered that a technique commonly used in surgery on the brain is an excellent tool for determining if, and to which extent, surgery is needed for patients with lower back problems.
Perth has officially been named the host city for the World University Match Racing Championships in 2016 by the International University Sports Federation (FISU) during a live webcast on Sunday 10 November 2013. The hosting duties will be a joint partnership between Australian University Sport (AUS) and The University of Western Australia (UWA), which will see student sailors from all over the world battle it out on the waters of the Swan River.
Evidence of complex microbial ecosystems dating back almost 3.5 billion years has been found in Western Australia's Pilbara region by an international team including UWA Research Assistant Professor David Wacey.
Indonesia, like many other countries experiencing rapid growth, faces a dilemma in finding a balance between rationalism and populism in the formulation of policy; between an effective government and a representative government; and between technocracy and democracy, according to its Vice-President Professor Dr Boediono.
From great Russian theatre to world-class Israeli dance; from Man Booker Prize winners to Tony Award winners, from multi-player video theatre to a life-size bouncy castle Stonehenge, the 2014 Perth International Arts Festival really does have something for absolutely everybody.
A community taskforce which has seen researchers from The University of Western Australia work with volunteers and other organisations to tackle toxic algal blooms in Broome's Roebuck Bay has won the 2013 Southseas Oceans Hero Award.
Researchers at The University of Western Australia and Royal Perth Hospital are conducting a study to see whether a face wash and gel containing tea tree oil is effective for treating mild to moderate acne (pimples).
Following on from the huge success of LuminousNight, The University of Western Australia's biggest community event in a century, the city of Geraldton will play host to Luminous Dreams, the curtain closer to UWA's centenary celebrations.
The international Square Kilometre Array (SKA) office awarded contracts to prepare for the world's largest radio telescope yesterday, marking the start of the return on Australia and WA's investment in the ambitious Square Kilometre Array.