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The Hon Colin Barnett, Premier of Western Australia, said today that the state's ongoing economic and social relationships with key Asian countries would continue to strengthen, and Western Australia would "bounce back just as quickly as it has done every other time" from current issues such as iron ore pricing and supply.
The Westerly Centre is happy to announce that Dr Catherine Noske has just joined The University of Western Australia as the new editor of Westerly magazine.
Dr Noske joins Westerly from Monash University where she completed a PhD in creative writing last year. She has held a Residential Fellowship at Varuna (National Writers' House), won the A.D. Hope Prize of the Association for the Study of Australian Literature, and was a Visiting Research Scholar in the Writing Programme at Warwick University, UK.
Dr Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, former president of the Republic of Indonesia, will soon be welcomed as a visiting Professor at The University of Western Australia and as a Senior Fellow with the Perth USAsia Centre, expanding opportunities for deeper regional understanding and cooperation.
They do not eat their fruit and veg, but without them you wouldn't either. And even though they are vegetarians, they help produce the meat you eat. Their labour is valued at up to $6 billion here in Australia alone, but their workforce lives in dark wooden sheds.
Almost 100 years of data on China's wheat yield improvements have been unearthed for the first time by researchers from Northwest Agricultural and Forestry University in China and The University of Western Australia.
Shakespeare lovers around the world will now be able to freely enjoy the works of his contemporaries, thanks to a project inaugurated by Dr Brett D. Hirsch, an ARC DECRA Fellow and Assistant Professor of English at The University of Western Australia.
A current student at The University of Western Australia as well as two others who previously studied at UWA have been awarded prestigious ‘Gates' scholarships to attend the University of Cambridge in October.
Drones on dairy farms? It may sound like fun, but for UWA student Matthew Rowbottom, the high-tech machines could be useful to time-poor dairy farmers. He is researching the effectiveness of drones, or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), in monitoring the growth of pasture biomass on dairy farms.
Western Australia's premier forum on questions of regional significance, In the Zone, extends the zone narrative beyond Perth today with its first venture into Asia to commence this year's discussions on Capital Ideas for the 21st Century.
In the Zone is The University of Western Australia's premier forum on regional affairs. This ambitious conference series aims to engage stakeholders in Australia and in key Asian cities directly, to encourage networking and collaboration between decision makers across the zone and to share UWA's vision of Perth and Western Australia's place in this dynamic region.
Fifty Indigenous Year 12 students from around metropolitan Perth and from as far north as Kununurra and as far south as Albany will come to The University of Western Australia next week for a leadership seminar.
Shark researchers from the Neuroecology Group at The University of Western Australia are asking for the public's help to identify and record shark sightings from around the world, using their new Citizen Science project, SharkBase (www.shark-base.org).