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Australian Family Association Event

Friday, 17 August 2018

In reference to the Australian Family Association event which was scheduled to be hosted on the UWA campus on Friday 17 August and at which Dr Quentin Van Meter and Mr Patrick Byrne were to speak, the booking has been voided due to non-compliance with UWA’s venue hire policy.

Fifty per cent of cardiovascular patients suffer from multiple diseases

Wednesday, 15 August 2018

New research led by The University of Western Australia has revealed that one in two patients admitted to hospital with a cardiovascular disease is suffering from multiple chronic medical conditions which required complex treatment. The rate was significantly higher among Aboriginal people, affecting three in four patients.

UWA counted among top 100 in the world

UWA counted among top 100 in the world

Wednesday, 15 August 2018

The University of Western Australia has retained its position as a top 100 university in The Academic Ranking of World Universities for 2018, released today.

Professor David Mackey

$6 million federal funding boost for medical research

Tuesday, 14 August 2018

Researchers at The University of Western Australia have received $6 million in Federal Government funding to tackle issues ranging from diabetes to stillbirth, heart health, eye disease and the mental health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander LGBTIQ+ young people.

Report highlights $66.4 billion impact of universities

Tuesday, 14 August 2018

A new report released today reveals Australia’s eight leading universities, including The University of Western Australia, contributed an estimated $66.4 billion to the Australian economy in 2016.

John Newnham, Roger Cook and Matt Payne

New test could reduce preterm birth rate by 30 per cent

Monday, 13 August 2018

Researchers at The University of Western Australia and King Edward Memorial Hospital have teamed up with an Australian molecular diagnostics company to develop a new low-cost test to identify women at risk of delivering a preterm baby.

Angry people might not be as smart as they think they are

Angry people might not be as smart as they think they are

Monday, 13 August 2018

People who are quick to lose their temper are more likely to overestimate their own intelligence, a new study from The University of Western Australia and the University of Warsaw in Poland has found.

New study finds tattoos are more acceptable in the workplace

Friday, 10 August 2018

New research from The University of Western Australia and University of Miami has discovered people with tattoos are not disadvantaged when it comes to employment.

L-R Oliver Rackham, Aleksandra Filipovska and Richard Lee

Revolutionary new view of how living cells make energy

Thursday, 9 August 2018

Researchers at The University of Western Australia and Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research have made a fundamental discovery about of the atomic structure and function of the biological ‘factories’ in cells that make energy, providing a new means to target the ‘machines’ within factories for drug treatments.

David Blair

Awards and Achievements – August 2018

Tuesday, 7 August 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. If you know of any great awards or achievements across the University please email uwamedia@uwa.edu.au

Software

Software gift to boost students in earth sciences

Monday, 6 August 2018

Students and staff from The University of Western Australia’s School of Earth Sciences will benefit from a donation of important research software, valued at $2.3 million.

Helicobacter-pylori

Australia and China team up to tackle stomach ulcer bug

Friday, 3 August 2018

The University of Western Australia and the Australia-China Council have joined forces in a research partnership to tackle the world’s most common infection that causes stomach ulcers.

New WA attraction takes visitors on a walk through the solar system

Thursday, 2 August 2018

Two exciting free attractions have been launched by The University of Western Australia and the Gravity Discovery Centre in Gingin to make learning about astronomy and the theories of Einstein come alive.

Professor Michael Johns

Ten UWA projects win national research funding

Thursday, 2 August 2018

Research that will improve our understanding about the potential of unconventional oil and gas in tight rocks and a design guideline for the installation of offshore wind turbines are two new research projects at The University of Western Australia to receive Federal Government funding.

Supertrawler - credit Greenpeace Pierre Gleizes

Expanded fisheries impact 90 per cent of the entire ocean

Thursday, 2 August 2018

A new study has found that since 1950 industrial fishing fleets have more than doubled the distance travelled to fishing grounds and spread so far that they now operate in more than 90 per cent of the global ocean.

L-R Ashkay Venkatesh and Angel Yu

UWA maths prodigy wins international award

Thursday, 2 August 2018

Professor Akshay Venkatesh, believed to be one of The University of Western Australia’s youngest graduates, is only the second Australian to have been awarded one of the world’s most prestigious mathematical awards – the Fields Medal.

Rock art research

Desert heritage in the spotlight in Karratha 6-10 August

Wednesday, 1 August 2018

A summit organised by The University of Western Australia about the Murujuga/Burrup World Heritage Nomination in Karratha will take place on Monday 6 August.

Breastfeeding baby

LactaPedia takes the guesswork out of breastfeeding

Wednesday, 1 August 2018

A world-first lactation dictionary that aims to take the confusion out of breastfeeding was launched today by researchers from The University of Western Australia.

Book sale

Save the Children Book Sale

Monday, 30 July 2018

The University branch of Save the Children Australia will hold its annual book sale at The University of Western Australia between Friday 17 August and Wednesday 22 August.

$3 million federal grant to help combat drug-resistant bugs

$3m Federal grant to help combat drug-resistant bugs

Monday, 30 July 2018

A project involving UWA researchers to rediscover lost antibiotics and fight drug-resistant bugs has secured $3 million in Federal Government funding through the Cooperative Research Centre Project (CRC-P) Program announced today by Federal Assistant Minister for Science, Jobs and Innovation Zed Seselja.