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Natayla Beer providing motivation to a person using a spin bike

How exercise conditions can shape post-workout food intake

Thursday, 27 February 2020

People who incorporate sprints into their exercise may be more likely to make healthier food choices after their workout, according to a new study by The University of Western Australia and James Cook University. 

Education awards

UWA's top teachers recognised in Australian Awards for University Teaching

Tuesday, 25 February 2020

Four academics from The University of Western Australia have been presented with awards to recognise their innovative and engaging contributions to student education in the 2020 Australian Awards for University Teaching.

Dr Andrew Guzzomi

Australian farmers to reap rewards from weed chipper

Monday, 24 February 2020

The University of Western Australia has partnered with a WA-based manufacturing company to commercialise an award-winning mechanical weed chipper that serves as a ground-breaking alternative to the use of herbicides for weed management in large scale cropping operations.

Athena SWAN

UWA recognised for gender diversity and equity in STEMM

Friday, 21 February 2020

The University of Western Australia is one of 11 organisations to be awarded an internationally recognised Athena SWAN Bronze Award last night for its commitment to gender diversity in the STEMM subjects of science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine.  

CA qualification

Accounting degree incorporating CA qualification gives students a head start

Friday, 21 February 2020

Students enrolled in the Master of Professional Accounting at The University of Western Australia will now be able to complete the professional requirements of the Charted Accountants (CA) qualification as part of their degree, in a move that will set students apart in the job market.

James Walker

Engineering scholarship recipient sails off to Germany

Thursday, 20 February 2020

An engineering graduate from The University of Western Australia who is passionate about marine engineering is heading to Bremen, Germany, after being offered an opportunity to work with shipbuilding company Lürssen.

Federico

New technology to speed up the development of more resilient crops

Wednesday, 19 February 2020

A research collaboration led by The University of Western Australia has created a new technique that speeds up the development of seeds, producing better quality and more abundant pulse crops.

Gia Parish, Pru Steinerts, Colonel Pam Melroy, Hon Dave Kelly, Aude Viganelles,

UWA scientists part of a new Perth space agency

Tuesday, 18 February 2020

The University of Western Australia is part of a new consortium that will position Perth as a global centre for remote operations in space, where universities and industry will collaborate on space exploration projects such as NASA's Lunar Gateway.

Hackett

Hackett scholarships help students access tertiary education

Monday, 17 February 2020

The University of Western Australia has welcomed more than 200 students through its new Hackett Scholarship program, which provides financial support to students from regional and metropolitan areas to ease the transition to university.

Irwin Lewis

In memory of Aboriginal trailblazer Irwin Lewis

Friday, 14 February 2020

The University of Western Australia has paid tribute to Irwin Lewis, the first Aboriginal student to attend UWA, who passed away on January 28 at the age of 80.

Dorinda t Hart

Women invited to share their experience surrounding abortion

Tuesday, 11 February 2020

Women who have experienced an abortion are invited to take part in a study into the post-abortion experience. 

Heat stress experiment

High-tech lab goes to sea to find heat resistant corals

Monday, 10 February 2020

Marine scientists are using portable ship-borne aquaria in the search for heat-resistant corals that could survive warming ocean temperatures caused by climate change.

Boomerang

Boomerangs - from an effective tool to a national symbol

Friday, 7 February 2020

The Berndt Museum of Anthropology at The University of Western Australia is pleased to announce its newest exhibition, Boomerang - A National Symbol, which opens on Saturday 8 February 2020.

Bungu image credit Jess Wyld

Perth Festival Lights Up for 2020

Friday, 7 February 2020

Perth Festival’s epic summer celebration of people and place bursts into brilliant life this weekend to welcome everyone to share another fantastic February full of promise and wonder. 

Gwion Gwion rock art figures

Kimberley Gwion Gwion rock art figures dated at 12,000 years

Thursday, 6 February 2020

Archaeologists at The University of Western Australia are part of a national team of researchers that has been able to more accurately date a significant number of the Kimberley’s most remarkable ancient rock art to more than 10,000 years ago.

Dirk Zeller

Recreational fishers targeting more sharks and rays

Thursday, 30 January 2020

A new study by an international team of scientists including researchers from The University of Western Australia, Universidade Federal de Sergipe in Brazil and the University of British Columbia has revealed an increase in the fishing of threatened sharks and rays.

Western Australian Pilbara pebble mouse

Survival of Australian species hinges on working together

Thursday, 30 January 2020

When faced with unfavourable environmental conditions, rodent species are likely to form social groups and work cooperatively, according to a new study by researchers at The University of Western Australia.

Brendan O'Leary

Plants and animals sense nutrients the same way

Thursday, 30 January 2020

Researchers at The University of Western Australia have discovered that plants and animals use the same signalling process to manage their nutrient levels. The knowledge could help improve the use of energy in crops, leading to better yields in the future.

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UWA congratulates staff and graduates honoured on Australia Day

Tuesday, 28 January 2020

The University of Western Australia is celebrating the achievements of staff and graduates honoured in the Australian of the Year 2020 awards and in the Australia Day Honours List.

Musicians performing in front of a live audience

Full entertainment revealed for Highway to Hell

Tuesday, 28 January 2020

Take your pick from more than 130 free activities and events along the Highway to Hell as Perth Festival celebrates our city and its connection to Bon Scott, the iconic front man of legendary Aussie rock band, AC/DC.