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Bio-designed street layouts

Bio-inspired computer model that can design street layouts

Thursday, 26 February 2015

Researchers at the Planning and Transport Research Centre (PATREC) at The University of Western Australia have created a biologically inspired computer model that can autonomously design urban residential layouts without human assistance.

UWA Careers Fair

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Students will get the chance to meet and network with prospective employers at The University of Western Australia's Careers Fair, to be held on Wednesday, 4 March.

WA's leading medical research on show at Science on the Swan

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Hot topics such as the influence of maternal nutrition before and during pregnancy on a child's development of conditions including obesity, type II diabetes, autism and attention deficit disorder will be canvassed at a high profile gathering of some of the world's finest medical science and health research minds in Perth this April.

Professor Giles Plant

Graduate shares promising new research for spinal cord regeneration

Monday, 23 February 2015

In Australia, many victims of spinal cord injury are young men whose lives are changed in an instant, and Western Australia - with its love of cars, sport and the great outdoors - has twice as many cases as other Australian states.

Living in hope for Aboriginal health in WA

Monday, 23 February 2015

A report on Aboriginal heart health released this week is the most comprehensive ever published in Western Australia about the single biggest killer of Aboriginal people.  The report highlights the need for all sectors of government, health service providers, business and the community to work together to further narrow the gap between rates of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal heart disease deaths.

Professor Philip Mead

UWA takes Australian literature to the world with its latest free online course offering

Monday, 23 February 2015

Literature lovers around the world will be able to take advantage of a resurgence of interest in Australian literature thanks to The University of Western Australia's newest online course.

Professor David Hopkins

Renowned soil scientist to give Hector and Andrew Stewart Memorial Lecture

Friday, 20 February 2015

Internationally renowned soil scientist Professor David Hopkins will deliver the 2015 Hector and Andrew Stewart Memorial Lecture, hosted by The University of Western Australia's Institute of Agriculture, next month.

 Schmidt Ocean Institute's Research Vessel, R/V Falkor

Deep sea expedition into the unexplored Perth canyon abyss

Tuesday, 17 February 2015

A group of acclaimed scientists from The University of Western Australia's Oceans Institute will go where few others have gone before when they set out to unlock the secrets of a deep ocean canyon off Perth the size of the USA's Grand Canyon.

Little Giant Girl walking along the Esplanade

Giant Success

Monday, 16 February 2015

The Giants took over the streets of Perth at the weekend, attracting an audience of more than a million people.

UWA writers gearing up for festival

Monday, 16 February 2015

This year's Perth Writers Festival features a fantastic line-up of international and Australian writers and performers.

New guide to better practice in residential care facilities

Friday, 13 February 2015

People living and working in residential care facilities will benefit from a new resource launched by researchers from The University of Western Australia's Centre for Health and Ageing (WACHA).

Noelene Bloomfield awarded another French honour

Friday, 13 February 2015

The University of Western Australia's Honorary Research Fellow Noelene Bloomfield today joined the ranks of Dirk Bogarde, Rudolf Nureyev, George Clooney and fellow Australians Kylie Minogue and Cate Blanchett after being awarded the Chevalier dans L'Ordre des Arts et Lettres (Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters) by the French Government.

Partnership the power behind lung disease treatment

Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Help may be on its way for sufferers of lung fibrosis - a condition sometimes caused by exposure to asbestos but one that sometimes appears without any known stimulus.

Your guide to the Journey of the Giants

Tuesday, 10 February 2015

One of the biggest live art events ever seen in Australia kicks off in Perth this Friday.

Final days of expedition reveal new Batavia burials

Tuesday, 10 February 2015

A team of WA archaeologists and scientists has found the remains of four people in a sequence of remarkable discoveries at Beacon Island, part of the Houtman Abrolhos off the coast of Geraldton.

Photo by Gary A. Kendrick

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.