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Launch of WA Children's Diabetes Research and Education Centre

Major boost for children's diabetes research in WA

Monday, 16 November 2015

Research into childhood diabetes in Perth has been given a major boost with today’s launch of the WA Children’s Diabetes Research and Education Centre for Research Excellence on the eve of World Diabetes Day.

Dolphin communication

Researcher to use Swiss grant to study dolphin communication

Wednesday, 11 November 2015

A researcher from The University of Western Australia will use a prestigious Swiss fellowship grant of nearly $700,000 to study the vocal behaviour of bottlenose dolphins in Shark Bay.

Bruce Robinson

Funding for promising vaccine to shrink tumours

Tuesday, 10 November 2015

World-leading Perth cancer researcher Professor Bruce Robinson believes his team is close to developing a vaccine to try and shrink cancerous tumours.

Colour blindness

Could colour blindness in men be an advantage?

Tuesday, 10 November 2015

A new Western Australian study aims to find out whether colour blindness in men can actually be an advantage.

Professor Peter Eastwood

$3m in health research grants may mean better sleep for all

Monday, 9 November 2015

A study which may lead to sleep apnoea being diagnosed through a simple photograph is one of three National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) grants worth nearly $3 million awarded to The University of Western Australia.

Local researchers take on G20 challenge to make energy efficient wheat

Friday, 6 November 2015

Western Australian researchers will contribute to a G20 nations plan to strengthen future, global food security by making more energy efficient wheat.

PIAF

Perth International Arts Festival launches 2016 Program

Thursday, 5 November 2015

Perth International Arts Festival Artistic Director Wendy Martin today launches her first program with an invitation to join in on a big, bold adventure.

UK expert to discuss well-being in the workplace at breakfast event

Wednesday, 4 November 2015

Chair of the UK Government’s Health and Safety Executive Judith Hackitt will discuss the importance of a proactive approach to well-being in the workplace at a breakfast event at The University of Western Australia next Tuesday 10 November.

Matheus Saueressig

Brazil's biofabrication wins UWA's course of the future

Monday, 2 November 2015

A biofabrication course envisaged by 17-year-old Brazilian student Matheus Saueressig has won The University of Western Australia’s Pitch the Course of the Future competition.

Professor Andrew Whitehouse

UWA awarded $17.8 million in national research funding

Friday, 30 October 2015

The role of early testosterone and brain growth in language development, analysing older Australians’ support networks, the regulation of Indigenous safety strategies and the policy and practice of designing healthy higher density housing are among 41 new research projects at The University of Western Australia to receive Federal Government funding announced today.

Perth Modern students playing scrabble

Perth to host World Youth Scrabble Championships

Friday, 30 October 2015

Some of the brightest young minds from around the world will converge on The University of Western Australia this weekend when it hosts the World Youth Scrabble Championship for the first time.

Andres Noe

UWA student wins 2016 Rhodes Scholarship

Thursday, 29 October 2015

A Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery student from The University of Western Australia has won UWA's 101st Rhodes Scholarship in 102 years.

Yanchep coastline

Modelling provides ways to better manage the coastline

Wednesday, 28 October 2015

An international team of scientists which included 10 researchers from The University of Western Australia has found that by using  ‘space and time scales’ in coastal modelling, authorities may be able to predict the future of our coastline and better manage it.  

Alec Cameron accepts AFR award

UWA student outreach program honoured in AFR Awards

Wednesday, 28 October 2015

The University of Western Australia has won The Australian Financial Review’s inaugural Higher Education Equity and Opportunity Award for an innovative program that works with 52 partner schools across Western Australia.

Ranking attractiveness

Are attractive people paid more in the workplace?

Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Your chance of getting a pay rise could depend on your looks, according to a new study led by The University of Western Australia.

Maths competition attracts WA's brightest students

Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Western Australia’s brightest young maths brains will battle it out this Saturday 31 October at the Western Australian Junior Mathematics Olympiad hosted by The University of Western Australia. 

Madam Sun Anlin (Chinese Deputy Consul General), Professor Barry Marshall, Dr Ch

Award recognises Barry Marshall's contribution to China

Tuesday, 27 October 2015

The University of Western Australia’s Nobel Laureate Professor Barry Marshall has received a prestigious award from the Chinese Government.

Dust detector equipment

Research uncovers 'horizon glow' mystery of the moon

Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Researchers from The University of Western Australia have uncovered answers to a mystery that has puzzled scientists for half a century.

Analysing coral cores

West Australian corals shed light on cause of marine heatwaves

Monday, 26 October 2015

An international team of scientists led by The University of Western Australia has analysed coral cores from three reefs in the eastern Indian Ocean to understand how marine heatwaves unfold among the unique coral reefs of Western Australia.

Electric Jet Ski

Australia's first electric jet ski

Friday, 23 October 2015

A team of students from The University of Western Australia has built Australia’s first electric personal watercraft, commonly referred to as a jet ski.