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Seagrass loss linked to greenhouse gas emissions

Tuesday, 10 February 2015

An international team of researchers has found that the disappearance of seagrass meadows could be contributing to the release of carbon dioxide which has been stored for centuries.

UWA law students bound for Washington

Monday, 9 February 2015

A team of law students representing The University of Western Australia is on its way to Washington after a great performance in one of the most prestigious competitions for law students.

Graeme Hankey recognised for outstanding stroke research

Friday, 6 February 2015

An outstanding lifetime contribution to stroke-related research has earned The University of Western Australia's Professor Graeme Hankey a prestigious US award.

Crossing the oceans for research to benefit all

Thursday, 5 February 2015

A lawyer, an agricultural scientist, a doctor and a cognitive scientist - all either students or graduates of The University of Western Australia - have been named as 2015 Fulbright Scholars.

Hot-spot summer school unites young climate experts

Thursday, 5 February 2015

Twenty students representing seven countries and nine universities are at The University of Western Australia for a summer school where they are sharing their global perspectives on responses to climate change.

Expedition reveals new Batavia burial site

Wednesday, 4 February 2015

Archaeologists from The University of Western Australia and the Western Australian Museum are back at Beacon Island examining archaeological sites related to one of WA's most famous shipwrecks, the Batavia.

New website to showcase world class science research

Tuesday, 3 February 2015

UWA Science Global is a new website designed to help prospective students and researchers explore the high quality research carried out by the Faculty of Science at The University of Western Australia.

Conference to focus on rammed earth structures

Tuesday, 3 February 2015

The University of Western Australia will next week host an international workshop and conference aimed at encouraging the use of rammed earth as a sustainable alternative building material in Australia.

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome increases risk of chronic illness

Tuesday, 3 February 2015

Researchers at The University of Western Australia have found that women who suffer from Polycystic Ovary Syndrome are at much higher risk of heart disease, diabetes, mental health conditions, reproductive disorder and cancer of the lining of the womb.

Unicare excellent at work and play

Monday, 2 February 2015

Innovative programs and community participation has helped Unicare Early Childhood Education achieve recognition as a Centre of Excellence.

Professor Jim Barrow  - 1982

UWA soil scientists honoured for challenging ideas

Monday, 2 February 2015

A soil scientist from The University of Western Australia has been honoured in the latest issue of a leading international publication, the European Journal of Soil Science, for explaining the way nutrients especially phosphate react with soil and contributing to our understanding of plant nutrition.

‘Live fast, die young’ galaxies lose the gas that keeps them alive

Monday, 2 February 2015

Galaxies can die early because the gas they need to make new stars is suddenly ejected, research published today suggests.

A-Team to lead into the future

Friday, 30 January 2015

Eleven of the State's highest-achieving students have accepted some of the most significant scholarships offered in Australia - UWA Fogarty Foundation Scholarships - to study at The University of Western Australia.

Perth International Arts Festival announces the Story of the Giants

Thursday, 29 January 2015

Perth International Arts Festival is thrilled to announce the story of The Incredible and Phenomenal Journey of The Giants to the Streets of Perth.

UWA's outstanding achievers honoured on Australia Day

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

The University of Western Australia congratulates the outstanding members of its community for being recognised in this year's Australia Day honours.

Pilbara landscape

Seed Bank think tank tackles global conservation

Friday, 23 January 2015

New approaches to rehabilitating mined areas may have germinated during a five-day international think-tank to advance seed technology research.

Perth Festival Artistic Director heads east

Thursday, 22 January 2015

The University of Western Australia congratulates Perth International Arts Festival Artistic Director Jonathan Holloway on his appointment to the Melbourne Festival.

Two hour screen limit for kids 'virtually impossible' to enforce

Thursday, 22 January 2015

A world-first longitudinal study by The University of Western Australia researchers examining the links between mental health and screen use by children and teenagers has found that guidelines to limit screen-based media-use to less than two hours a day are out of date and ‘virtually impossible' to enforce.

Centrifuge development has geotechs in a spin

Wednesday, 21 January 2015

The University of Western Australia is one step closer to establishing the National Geotechnical Centrifuge Facility, the only facility in the world operating three centrifuges on a daily basis.

Gabriella Flacke with pygmy hippo

A helping hand for Pygmy Hippos

Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Nobody knows how many pygmy hippos remain in wild habitats in West Africa, but there are only about 350 in captivity world-wide and a researcher at The University of Western Australia is in a race against time to ensure the species' survival.