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Markus Schlaich

World-first hypertension treatment a success

Thursday, 31 August 2017

Researchers at The University of Western Australia have taken a step forward in the fight against high blood pressure after the first human trials of a ground-breaking treatment produced successful results.

Andrew Whitehouse

Autism researcher awarded prestigious Eureka Award

Thursday, 31 August 2017

Leading autism researcher, Professor Andrew Whitehouse from The University of Western Australia and Telethon Kids Institute, has been awarded the most prestigious award in the country for young researchers – the 3M Eureka Prize for Emerging Leader in Science for 2017.

Business School

Shell, Wesfarmers, CBH executives join UWA Business School Board

Wednesday, 30 August 2017

Three high profile WA business leaders have been appointed to the UWA Business School Board.

David Sampson

New centre a game changer for understanding cell behaviour

Wednesday, 30 August 2017

Australian scientists and researchers will have access to one of the world’s most advanced optical microscopy facilities with the opening of the Nikon Centre of Excellence in Optical Microscopy at The University of Western Australia’s Centre for Microscopy, Characterisation and Analysis (CMCA).

Winthrop Hall

UWA graduates among highest paid in country

Monday, 28 August 2017

Graduates of The University of Western Australia are earning the second-highest starting salary in Australia, according to The Good Universities Guide released today by Good Education Group.

Blue sharks have made underwater canyons their home

Researchers discover Australian canyons are hotspots for fish life

Friday, 25 August 2017

Research carried out by scientists from The University of Western Australia has found that underwater canyons may be critical and overlooked habitats for many commercially valuable species of fish such as tuna, swordfish and mackerel.

Autism study

Computer algorithm links facial masculinity to autism

Friday, 25 August 2017

A link between masculine facial features and autism has been discovered by researchers from The University of Western Australia, Telethon Kids Institute and Princess Margaret Hospital for Children.

Jo McDonald

Ancient Australia in the spotlight at UWA Research Week

Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Find out about the global significance of WA’s unique rock art, experience the wonders of the night sky, learn about ancient Indigenous songs from the Pilbara or help choose the winner as students are challenged to outline their research in only three minutes during The University of Western Australia’s Research Week.

Owen Davies

Leading marketer joins The University of Western Australia

Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Leading Western Australian marketer, Owen Davies, has been appointed Chief Marketing Officer at The University of Western Australia.

Fitbit for the brain

Getting the best out of our brains

Monday, 21 August 2017

Student innovators and graduates from The University of Western Australia are developing a headset that can monitor human brain waves and stimulate the brain to improve concentration and boost the brain’s performance.

Professor Aleksandra Filipovska

Faulty gene linked to obesity in adults

Friday, 18 August 2017

Groundbreaking new research linking obesity and metabolic dysfunction to a problem in the energy generators in cells has been published by researchers from the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research and The University of Western Australia.

Professor Valérie Verhasselt

Leading lactology researcher joins UWA in world first

Thursday, 17 August 2017

Breastfeeding mothers in Western Australia will be among the first to benefit from one of the world’s leading researchers in lactology joining The University of Western Australia. 

Premier’s Science Awards

UWA congratulates Premier’s Science Awards winners

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

A prominent cancer surgeon and a world leader in plant science are among The University of Western Australia’s winners of this year’s Premier’s Science Awards.


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.


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.


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.