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UWA moves up in world rankings

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

The University of Western Australia has climbed five places in the Academic Ranking of World Universities to be placed 91st in the world.

Starfish

275 million-year-old starfish fossil found in Western Australia

Monday, 14 August 2017

A research team led by The University of Western Australia has discovered a 275 million-year-old fossilised starfish-like creature in the north-west town of Gascoyne Junction.

Professor Phil Watson

New Chair to advance research in the offshore petroleum industry

Thursday, 10 August 2017

The University of Western Australia is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Phil Watson to the role of Shell Chair in Offshore Engineering to strengthen research and industry collaboration in WA’s offshore petroleum industry.

Test tubes

New drug to benefit cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy

Thursday, 10 August 2017

Researchers at The University of Western Australia have developed an innovative approach to prevent one of the most serious side-effects of chemotherapy, known as myelosuppression.

Brain

Major boost for dementia funding

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Research into dementia has been given a major funding boost with the Federal Government awarding $40 million to a range of research projects to improve the lives of people living with dementia.

Indian Ocean Marine Research Centre

New centre enables largest marine research capability in Indian Ocean rim

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Western Australia and the Nation are set to become a global leader in marine and ocean research with the opening today of a new multi-million dollar research centre at The University of Western Australia.

UWA Arches

Awards and achievements - July 2017

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

The University of Western Australia has a continual roll call of awards, scholarships and prizes presented to staff and students.

Dr Kirsten Jackson

Survey reveals why WA horses are saddled with tooth decay

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Horses fed oaten hay are almost three times more likely to develop tooth decay according to a new study at The University of Western Australia.

Open Day

UWA opens its doors to future students and families

Monday, 31 July 2017

Future students, parents and the community are invited to explore the campus and find out everything they need to know about studying at The University of Western Australia at this year’s Open Day on Sunday 13 August from 10am to 4pm.

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Respect. Now. Always. survey results

Monday, 31 July 2017

Today’s national release of the results of the Respect. Now. Always. survey highlights that The University of Western Australia, along with all universities, needs to further build on our efforts to make our community safe.

Could too much sitting be bad for our brains

Could too much sitting be bad for our brain?

Friday, 28 July 2017

In many aspects of our life when we need to use our brain power, we tend to sit down: at school, at work, reading, using our mobile phones or watching television.

Professor Andrew Whitehouse

UWA researcher a finalist for 2017 Eureka Prize

Friday, 28 July 2017

Leading autism researcher, Professor Andrew Whitehouse from The University of Western Australia and Telethon Kids Institute, has today been named a finalist in the 3M Eureka Prize for Emerging Leader in Science.

Doctors play key role keeping women breast cancer-free longer

Thursday, 27 July 2017

Researchers from The University of Western Australia believe General Practitioners can play an important role in ensuring women persist with cancer treatment.

Book sale

Support a great cause at Save the Children book sale

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

The University branch of Save the Children Australia will hold its annual book sale in Winthrop Hall, below the UWA clock tower, from Friday 18 August to Wednesday 23 August.

Test tubes

UWA finalists announced in Premier's Science Awards

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Ten academics from The University of Western Australia have been announced as finalists in the 2017 Premier’s Science Awards.

Tom Maclaurin

Student invention unlocks potential of pilotless aerial vehicles

Monday, 17 July 2017

A 19-year-old law student from The University of Western Australia has invented a pilotless aerial vehicle that is capable of flying five times longer than many drones currently on the market. The device also has the ability to conduct aerial surveillance at a fraction of the cost of current piloted aircraft.

Fatty liver

Health of parents before and during pregnancy linked to fatty liver in teenagers

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

A Perth study, led by researchers from The University of Western Australian, Edith Cowan University, Curtin University and the Western Australian Cohort (Raine) Study has discovered that a significant part of the risk for fatty liver in teenagers is linked to their parent’s health and lifestyle before and during their mother’s pregnancy.

Dolphins

Dolphins follow WA fishing trawlers for food

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

New research shows that the offshore dolphin population in the area of the Pilbara Trawl Fishery is smaller than previously thought, and that some dolphins are faithful to following fishing trawlers over days, weeks and years.

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Janet Holmes à Court exhibition opens at UWA

Monday, 10 July 2017

The University of Western Australia’s Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery presents a new art exhibition featuring a selection of works from the Janet Holmes à Court Collection.

Enterprise agreements

In-principle agreement reached on enterprise agreements

Monday, 10 July 2017

The University of Western Australia and the National Tertiary Education Union have reached an in-principle agreement on the proposed 2017 enterprise agreements, with both parties committed to delivering new agreements for staff at UWA that are fair and reasonable.