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New partnership develops machine assisted geological modelling

Wednesday, 24 October 2018

A new four-year $3.6 million research partnership between The University of Western Australia (UWA) and Rio Tinto Iron Ore will lead to improved efficiency in geological modelling, through innovative data science solutions.

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Report involving WA scientists holds the key to tackling climate change

Tuesday, 23 October 2018

A report involving WA scientists to help governments around the world tackle climate change will be presented at a public conference at The University of Western Australia on Thursday 1 November.

Dr Crystal LaFlamme and Associate Professor Marco Fiorentini

Life cycle of sulphur predicts location of valuable minerals

Tuesday, 23 October 2018

A team of researchers from The University of Western Australia and two Canadian universities has applied a first-of-its-kind technique that measures the long-term life cycle of sulphur, helping to explain the preferential location of high-value mineral deposits at the edges of ancient continents.

Understanding enzyme could help produce frost-resistant crops

Friday, 19 October 2018

Researchers from The University of Western Australia have found that an enzyme in plants, ATP Synthase, plays a critical role in how plants respond to the cold.

UWA leads the way in global subject rankings

Thursday, 18 October 2018

The University of Western Australia has been ranked first in WA in the subjects of Business & Economics, Social Sciences, and Education in the global Times Higher Education World University Rankings by subject, released today.

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Study compares mandatory vaccination across five countries

Tuesday, 16 October 2018

A study led by The University of Western Australia has compared different mandatory vaccination policies across five countries – Australia, France, Germany, Italy, and the US (the states of California and Washington) – to better understand the conditions informing the adoption of the policies and how they motivate people to vaccinate.

International students

UWA improves international student satisfaction rates

Friday, 12 October 2018

The University of Western Australia Vice-Chancellor Professor Dawn Freshwater has welcomed the release of the International Student Barometer 2018, which showed significant improvements in students’ reported satisfaction.

Researcher Dr Jessica Terrill

UWA awarded $490,000 to research muscular dystrophy drug

Friday, 12 October 2018

Researchers at The University of Western Australia have been awarded $490,000 by Duchenne UK to investigate the use of an amino acid commonly used in energy drinks as a treatment for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.

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People affected by mental health at higher risk of poor dental outcomes

Thursday, 11 October 2018

Researchers from The University of Western Australia say more needs to be done to help improve the quality of dental health care for people who are affected by mental health issues.

Study finds migrant women are more at risk of stillbirth

Study finds migrant women are more at risk of stillbirth

Monday, 8 October 2018

Researchers from The University of Western Australia have found women living in WA who are migrants or from non-white backgrounds are more at risk of having a stillborn baby.

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Old drug could have new use helping sick premature babies

Monday, 8 October 2018

Researchers from The University of Western Australia, King Edward Memorial Hospital and Curtin University are investigating whether an old drug could be used to help very sick premature babies.

Helen Street

Stop teaching kids how to be happy : education expert

Friday, 5 October 2018

A leading educational psychologist is urging schools to stop thinking of wellbeing as another subject to be taught. Instead she is urging them to create healthier schools where students naturally develop wellbeing and a love of learning.

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UWA to join National Women’s Uni Sevens rugby competition

Thursday, 4 October 2018

The University of Western Australia will field a team in the national Aon Women’s Uni 7s rugby competition next year.

UWA Bachelor of Science student Megan Dodd

UWA students assemble 2000 birthing kits to help women in developing countries

Thursday, 4 October 2018

More than 500 students studying Human Reproductive Biology and Issues in Women’s Health at The University of Western Australia have assembled 2000 birthing kits for women who do not have access to the facilities needed for a clean and safe child birth.

Female guppy fish choose sperm from preferred males

Wednesday, 3 October 2018

Researchers from The University of Western Australia have found that female guppy fish are highly selective when it comes to choosing the father of their babies.

Mark Holdsworth

Awards and achievements - September 2018

Tuesday, 2 October 2018

The University of Western Australia has a continual roll call of awards, scholarships and prizes presented to staff and students. To recognise these achievements, a monthly article is published on the UWA news page on the website and in UWA Forward on the first week of every month.

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New Australian citizens welcomed at UWA

Tuesday, 2 October 2018

The University of Western Australia recently welcomed 22 of Australia’s newest citizens from 16 countries and their families pledging their commitment to Australia.

Pat Dudgeon

Alarming increase in Indigenous suicide rates demands new ways of working

Tuesday, 2 October 2018

A prominent researcher in Indigenous health from The University of Western Australia has called for a new approach to suicide prevention programs, following figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) that show a 21 per cent increase in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander suicide rates over the past decade.

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Great Southern Reef to lose huge seaweed habitat to ocean warming

Monday, 1 October 2018

Research into the future of Australia’s “other reef” – the Great Southern Reef – shows that even under the most optimistic carbon emission scenarios, ocean warming is likely to cause substantial loss of critical habitat-forming seaweeds by 2100.

UWA leads WA universities in Times Higher Education Rankings

Thursday, 27 September 2018

The University of Western Australia remains as the highest-ranked university in Western Australia and 7th in the nation, according to the 2019 Times Higher Education World University Rankings released today.