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Graduates face increasing mismatch between education and jobs

Thursday, 14 June 2018

A new study by researchers at The University of Western Australia has found that more than one-quarter of Australian graduates are overqualified for their jobs after they complete university.

Social Impact Market

Social Impact Festival helps drive positive social change

Wednesday, 13 June 2018

Hear from global experts about major issues facing our society and how we can address them, get an insight into what it is like to be homeless and explore the Good Market where you can purchase ethically sourced products at the 2018 Social Impact Festival.

Surrealist dream boat

Escape the winter gloom and experience the best in arts at UWA

Tuesday, 12 June 2018

The University of Western Australia’s Cultural Precinct is inviting the community to immerse themselves in an exciting program of arts and cultural activities during the 2018 WINTERarts season.

Fishing boat

Government subsidies play key role in profitability of high sea fishing

Monday, 11 June 2018

Up to 54 per cent of the high seas fishing industry would be unprofitable without large government subsidies, according to a global research collaboration including The University of Western Australia.

Brain Bee State winner

Brainy students compete in State neuroscience championships at UWA

Monday, 11 June 2018

More than 90 of WA’s brightest Year 10 students from 20 schools across the State competed in the WA Brain Bee championships last Friday at The University of Western Australia.

Perth Festival

Perth Festival makes a big impact on our State

Monday, 11 June 2018

A new report has confirmed Perth Festival’s significant positive impact on Western Australia’s social, cultural and economic life.

Professor Christobel Saunders

Graduates and staff recognised in Queen's Birthday Honours

Monday, 11 June 2018

One of the State’s top mining executives, a former Australian cricketer and educator and a world-leading breast cancer surgeon are among 18 graduates and three staff members of The University of Western Australia who have been recognised in the 2018 Queen’s Birthday Honours List.

Bottle nosed dolphins

Dolphin name game reveals complex relationships

Friday, 8 June 2018

Researchers from The University of Western Australia have discovered male bottlenose dolphins can retain individual vocal labels, or “names”, to help recognise friends and rivals in their social network, much like humans.

UWA improves ranking among world's best universities

Thursday, 7 June 2018

The University of Western Australia has climbed two places in the 2019 QS World University Rankings, rising to 91. The University has improved seven places over the past three years.

Dental patient

Research finds divide in dental health accessibility between city and regional areas

Tuesday, 5 June 2018

A University of Western Australia study has found that although the number of dentists in rural and remote areas increased in recent years, it is still not keeping apace with the growth in demand and there is still a divide between access to dental treatment in cities compared to regional areas.

Blood test

New test can predict diabetic kidney disease before it occurs

Monday, 4 June 2018

A new test developed by researchers from The University of Western Australia that can reliably predict the onset of diabetic kidney disease up to four years in advance has been given the green light for use.

Role of kelp forests in mitigating climate change under threat

Role of kelp forests in mitigating climate change under threat

Monday, 4 June 2018

A global study led by a team from The University of Western Australia and the Marine Biological Association of the UK has found that kelp forests take in more than twice the amount of carbon dioxide than previously thought, which can help mitigate the impact of climate change.

Dr Valentina Voigt

Common virus in eyes causes longlasting inflamation

Friday, 1 June 2018

Researchers at the Lions Eye Institute (LEI) affiliated with The University of Western Australia have discovered that contrary to expectations, a common virus triggers long-lasting inflammation in the eyes of hosts with a healthy immune system.

VC and students

Pilbara students get an insight into university life

Friday, 1 June 2018

More than 400 high school students in the Pilbara have had a taste of university life as staff from The University of Western Australia visited the North-West.

Fruit flies

Fussy fruit flies can detect bad genes

Friday, 1 June 2018

Researchers at The University of Western Australia have demonstrated the sexual attractiveness of male fruit flies isn’t just about how big they are or how nice they smell; it’s also about how many mutations they carry. 

Professor Stephen Smith

Professor Stephen Smith appointed to Resources 2030 Taskforce

Thursday, 31 May 2018

UWA Public Policy Institute’s Advisory Board Chair, Professor Stephen Smith, has been appointed to the Australian Government’s Resources 2030 Taskforce.

Honey bee

Research into antibacterial properties of honey showcased at conference

Friday, 25 May 2018

A project studying Western Australian honey for antibacterial properties that could be used in human health products has uncovered some surprising results.

UWA Vice-Chancellor and WUN Executive Director John Hearn

Worldwide Universities Network brings top global academic talent to Perth

Friday, 25 May 2018

Close to 200 academics, university leaders and researchers from across the world are meeting at The University of Western Australia in Perth this week to celebrate their efforts towards achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and to determine the next steps in tackling these and other global issues.

UWA

UWA Public Policy Institute to help shape the future

Wednesday, 23 May 2018

The University of Western Australia has established a new way to share its world-class research and expertise with decision makers and community leaders to help shape the future of our society.

Bremer Bay Coral

Study reveals how sub-tropical corals cope with the cold

Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Corals growing in high-latitude reefs in Western Australia can regulate their internal chemistry to promote growth under cooler temperatures, according to new research at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies at The University of Western Australia.