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UWA noisy guts project wins an Innovator of the Year Award

Thursday, 8 November 2018

A University of Western Australia research project that uses acoustic sensing technology to detect gut disorders, and could replace the usual invasive colonoscopy method, has won a top honour in the Innovator of the Year Awards.

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Study finds modern slavery promotes overfishing

Thursday, 8 November 2018

Labour abuses including modern slavery are ‘hidden subsidies’ that allow distant-water fishing fleets to remain profitable and promote overfishing, according to new research from The University of Western Australia and the Sea Around Us initiative at the University of British Columbia.

Report urges Perth to adopt medium-density infill housing

Wednesday, 7 November 2018

Researchers at The University of Western Australia are warning that Perth needs to limit urban sprawl but they argue lower-density infill development in suburban backyards is not the answer.

Sandra Thompson

UWA Awards and Achievements - October 2018

Tuesday, 6 November 2018

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

Calum Braham

UWA student awarded 2019 Rhodes Scholarship

Friday, 2 November 2018

A mathematician, choral singer and pianist from The University of Western Australia has been awarded a prestigious Rhodes Scholarship, recognising his potential as a young global ambassador.

Perth Festival launches 2019 program

Friday, 2 November 2018

The Perth Arts Festival invites you to celebrate a world-class arts program, including several world premieres that are proudly stamped Made in WA andcelebrate the unique brilliance and beauty of Perth.

UWA placed 81st in the world in U.S. News Rankings

Wednesday, 31 October 2018

The University of Western Australia has been named among the top 100 in the world in the U.S. News ranking of 1,250 universities around the globe.

Artificial intelligence bot trained to recognise galaxies

Wednesday, 31 October 2018

Researchers have taught an artificial intelligence program used to recognise faces on Facebook to identify galaxies in deep space.

UWA researcher Paula Cartwright with K+S Salt Australia’s Gerrit Gödecke.

Project to examine water quality impact on marine habitats

Tuesday, 30 October 2018

A new research partnership between The University of Western Australia and K+S Salt Australia will investigate the impact of cyclones and other weather events on water quality and the marine ecosystem in the north-west of Western Australia.

Dr Ben Jackson

UWA sports scientist named Young Tall Poppy of the Year

Monday, 29 October 2018

A sports scientist with a passion for improving the physical and mental health of people of all ages has been named Western Australia’s Young Tall Poppy of the Year.

Academy welcomes three UWA leaders as fellows

Friday, 26 October 2018

Three researchers from The University of Western Australia are among 25 new Fellows to be elected to the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering.

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Volunteers needed to collect plastic pellets from South Coast

Friday, 26 October 2018

The University of Western Australia’s Albany Campus is seeking volunteers to collect tiny plastic pellets, known as ‘nurdles’, which have washed up on the South Coast after a massive spill off the South African coast in October last year.

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New partnership develops machine assisted geological modelling

Wednesday, 24 October 2018

A new four-year $3.6 million research partnership between The University of Western Australia (UWA) and Rio Tinto Iron Ore will lead to improved efficiency in geological modelling, through innovative data science solutions.

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Report involving WA scientists holds the key to tackling climate change

Tuesday, 23 October 2018

A report involving WA scientists to help governments around the world tackle climate change will be presented at a public conference at The University of Western Australia on Thursday 1 November.

Dr Crystal LaFlamme and Associate Professor Marco Fiorentini

Life cycle of sulphur predicts location of valuable minerals

Tuesday, 23 October 2018

A team of researchers from The University of Western Australia and two Canadian universities has applied a first-of-its-kind technique that measures the long-term life cycle of sulphur, helping to explain the preferential location of high-value mineral deposits at the edges of ancient continents.

Understanding enzyme could help produce frost-resistant crops

Friday, 19 October 2018

Researchers from The University of Western Australia have found that an enzyme in plants, ATP Synthase, plays a critical role in how plants respond to the cold.

UWA leads the way in global subject rankings

Thursday, 18 October 2018

The University of Western Australia has been ranked first in WA in the subjects of Business & Economics, Social Sciences, and Education in the global Times Higher Education World University Rankings by subject, released today.

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Study compares mandatory vaccination across five countries

Tuesday, 16 October 2018

A study led by The University of Western Australia has compared different mandatory vaccination policies across five countries – Australia, France, Germany, Italy, and the US (the states of California and Washington) – to better understand the conditions informing the adoption of the policies and how they motivate people to vaccinate.

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UWA improves international student satisfaction rates

Friday, 12 October 2018

The University of Western Australia Vice-Chancellor Professor Dawn Freshwater has welcomed the release of the International Student Barometer 2018, which showed significant improvements in students’ reported satisfaction.

Researcher Dr Jessica Terrill

UWA awarded $490,000 to research muscular dystrophy drug

Friday, 12 October 2018

Researchers at The University of Western Australia have been awarded $490,000 by Duchenne UK to investigate the use of an amino acid commonly used in energy drinks as a treatment for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.