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Coral

High temperatures, not ocean acidification is threatening the growth of coral

Thursday, 15 June 2017

The Achilles’ heel of coral growth is high temperatures, not ocean acidification, according to researchers from The University of Western Australia and the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies. The research will be presented tomorrow in Canberra at the Coral Reef Futures Symposium.

UWA IQ Awards

UWA has the edge on innovation

Thursday, 15 June 2017

Western Australia’s innovation, entrepreneurship and research expertise was celebrated last night at The University of Western Australia’s inaugural IQ Awards, held at Crawley's historic Masonic Hall. The event saw three very different projects awarded for their impact and ingenuity.

Professor Peter Klinken

Graduates earn Queen's Birthday Honours

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Western Australia’s Chief Scientist, one of Australia’s most highly cited astronomers and one of the State’s top public servants are among 12 graduates and a staff member of The University of Western Australia who have been recognised in the 2017 Queen’s Birthday Honours List.

Fish around subsea pipeline

Subsea pipelines make fish safe havens

Monday, 12 June 2017

A first-of-its-kind study led by The University of Western Australia into the ecological value of offshore infrastructure has revealed that subsea pipelines in north-west Australia provide safe havens for commercially important fish.

Federal Minister for Aged Care and Indigenous Health Ken Wyatt

National recognition for WA Health Translation Network

Monday, 12 June 2017

Western Australia’s medical and health research expertise has received a boost after being recognised by the Federal Government as a national leader in the field.

Gas

Experts show new way to store clean, energy-rich gases

Monday, 12 June 2017

An international team of scientists and engineers has discovered a solution to a long-standing scientific problem of storing gases in common minerals. It could form the basis for a cheap and efficient way to power hydrogen-fuelled vehicles of the future.

St Catherines Indigenous housing

St Catherine's College to build innovative Indigenous housing

Thursday, 8 June 2017

Education and employment outcomes for young Indigenous people have received a boost with a $12.8 million Federal funding grant to build custom-design accommodation at The University of Western Australia-affiliated St Catherine’s College.

UWA

UWA ranked among world's best universities

Thursday, 8 June 2017

The University of Western Australia has risen to become one of the world’s top 100 universities in the 2018 QS World University Rankings.

Biomaterials imaged using high resolution optical imaging

New training centre to develop latest biomedical therapies

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

The Federal Government has announced $3.1 million funding for a national project to train the next generation of biomedical researchers to create and develop the skills and technology within Australia to deliver personalised medicines.

Glass spearhead

Rare glass spearhead found on Rottnest Island

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Staff and students from The University of Western Australia’s School of Indigenous Studies have made an exciting discovery during a University excursion on Rottnest Island (Wadjemup).

Research and innovation

$200 million agreement to support research and innovation

Tuesday, 6 June 2017

Australia’s Group of Eight Universities (Go8), which is comprised of the nation’s eight leading research intensive universities and includes The University of Western Australia, has entered a landmark agreement, the first of its type in Australasia, with UK based IP Group PLC.

Worry

Worry study a national research funding winner

Monday, 5 June 2017

A project that aims to help people worry about the right things is one of three new projects at The University of Western Australia to receive Federal Government funding.

David Blair

Gravitational waves detected for third time

Friday, 2 June 2017

An international team of scientists including 21 researchers from The University of Western Australia has detected gravitational waves for the third time in history, following their world-first discovery in September 2015 and second detection in December that year.

Reef shark and fusileers

Big marine parks needed to protect sharks

Thursday, 1 June 2017

Marine reserves that protect the entire reef ecosystem are more likely to sustain healthy shark populations than single species ‘shark sanctuaries’ or zoned schemes that only fully protect a few reefs within an area, according to an international study led by The University of Western Australia.

Ephemeral stream in the Hamersley Ranges

UWA projects win national research funding

Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Research that aims to reduce the risk of mine tailings failure and a project to improve understanding of the ecology and hydrology of streams in arid areas are two new research projects at The University of Western Australia to receive Federal Government funding.

Linda Nguyen

Ciara Glennon Scholarship awarded

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

A second-year Law student with a strong commitment to achieving social justice has been awarded this year’s Ciara Glennon Memorial Law Scholarship.

Andrew and Nicola Forrest

Australia's largest philanthropic donation creates history

Monday, 22 May 2017

Andrew and Nicola Forrest have made philanthropic history today, donating a further $65 million to the Forrest Research Foundation, a partnership with all five Western Australian universities and hosted within The University of Western Australia (UWA).

LGBTI

UWA achieves platinum status for LGBTI inclusion and diversity

Friday, 19 May 2017

The University of Western Australia has been awarded platinum status and listed in the top 15 for LGBTI (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex) inclusion at the 2017 Australian LGBTI Inclusion and Diversity Awards.

Professor Peter Veth

Earliest evidence found for Aboriginal people living on the Australian coast

Friday, 19 May 2017

A team of international archaeologists has confirmed evidence from a remote cave in Australia’s North West that pushes back human occupation of Australia to around 50,000 years ago.  The discovery is of international significance in providing one of the earliest age brackets for the settlement of Australia. It also has the longest record of dietary fauna providing unprecedented insights into the lifeways of the earliest Australians.

Curator

Project to examine history of collecting in WA

Thursday, 18 May 2017

Researchers at The University of Western Australia and Deakin University will partner WA’s key cultural institutions including the Museum, State Library and Art Gallery, as well as the British Museum, to investigate the State’s collection of historical items from pre-colonial to modern times.