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Classroom

Study analyses education and employment prospects for disadvantaged

Tuesday, 16 April 2019

A study led by The University of Western Australia and funded by the National Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education (NCSEHE) has found improvements for the disadvantaged in accessing a tertiary education, but there are still challenges that lie ahead in the job market.

Australian ocean research

UWA part of a new era of Australian ocean research

Tuesday, 16 April 2019

The University of Western Australia will be at the forefront of a new era of research into the ‘blue economy’, following the announcement of Australia’s biggest Cooperative Research Centre (CRC).

Year 12 Indigenous students

UWA program to encourage year 12 Indigenous students

Friday, 12 April 2019

Indigenous Year 12 students from around the state will attend a leadership seminar at The University of Western Australia. The seminar, organised by UWA’s School of Indigenous Studies, aims to encourage Year 12s to further their education at tertiary level.

Paul Flatau

Charities struggle to measure outcomes

Thursday, 11 April 2019

Research led by The University of Western Australia's Centre for Social Impact and funded by the Bankwest Foundation has found a gulf exists between the expectation of not-for-profit groups and charities to measure their outcomes, and the funding available to do so.

Diseased knee

New therapy needed for two forms of painful joint condition

Wednesday, 10 April 2019

A new collaborative study led by The University of Western Australia has found that a painful joint condition called arthrofibrosis that can result from traumatic injury or surgery may come in two forms which should be treated separately.

Sea urchin

Fearless sea urchins stripping underwater forests

Tuesday, 9 April 2019

A new study led by The University of Western Australia and the Centre of Advanced Studies of Blanes in Spain has found that sea urchins’ fear of predators plays a key role in the health of underwater forests, which are declining globally.

Wendy Erber and Kathy Fuller

Eureka prizewinning researchers win grant with Japan

Thursday, 4 April 2019

Medical researchers from The University of Western Australia have been awarded a Foundation for Australia-Japan Studies (FAJS) grant awarded under the Rio Tinto Australia-Japan Collaborative Program to evaluate a new diagnostic tool for more precise targeting of blood and bone marrow cancers.

Preschooler

States will welcome support for early childhood education

Thursday, 4 April 2019

This article is reprinted with the permission of The Australian Financial Review newspaper. It was published online on Tuesday 2 April 2019.

Hayley Biddle

UWA students awarded Westpac Asian Exchange Scholarships

Wednesday, 3 April 2019

Five students from The University of Western Australia are among 38 young Australians to be awarded a Westpac Asian Exchange Scholarship.

Melinda Boss with her award

Awards and Achievements - March 2019

Tuesday, 2 April 2019

The University of Western Australia has a continual roll call of awards, scholarships and prizes presented to staff and students. To recognise these achievements, an 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 great awards or achievements across the University please email uwamedia@uwa.edu.au

UWA to lead world-first LNG futures facility

Tuesday, 2 April 2019

The University of Western Australia will lead the development of the LNG Futures Facility, which will include a world-first microscale Liquefied Natural Gas plant for research and education, following today’s announcement by Premier Mark McGowan at the LNG19 conference in Shanghai.

Banking Royal Commissioner Kenneth Hayne

What's next after the banking royal commission

Monday, 1 April 2019

The implications of the Banking Royal Commission will be the topic of a breakfast panel discussion to be hosted by The University of Western Australia’s Business School this Friday 5 April.

UWA

UWA scores highly in national research engagement and impact

Friday, 29 March 2019

The University of Western Australia has been recognised in Australia in the Engagement and Impact Assessment 2018-2019 National Report, which provides a national snapshot of how university research translates into real-world benefits for society.

Breastfeeding baby

LactaMap to support GPs caring for breastfeeding mums

Thursday, 28 March 2019

Researchers at The University of Western Australia have launched a world-first online lactation care support system called LactaMap to support GPs help patients who have problems breastfeeding.

UWA

UWA recognised for research excellence

Wednesday, 27 March 2019

The University of Western Australia has been recognised in the 2018 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) National Report and outcomes, improving on its outstanding 2015 results.

Male cricket tasting the chemicals on a female

Male crickets use female scent to rate fertility prospects

Wednesday, 27 March 2019

A new study by researchers at The University of Western Australia has found that male insects are able to use female scent to assess not only how many eggs she will produce but also the egg-laying potential of their daughters.

Native marsupial helping revive urban bushland in Perth's north

Tuesday, 26 March 2019

A native marsupial population that was successfully relocated to a pocket of urban bushland in the northern suburb of Craigie is now helping to regenerate the bush.

Wheat

Discovery to help wheat cope with salty soils

Tuesday, 26 March 2019

Scientists from The University of Western Australia have discovered two enzymes that explain the sensitivity of wheat plants to salty soils.

Spiral Galaxy

Volunteers needed to help unlock the secrets of the Universe

Friday, 22 March 2019

Scientists from The University of Western Australia node of the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR) are in need of volunteers to help with one of the biggest astronomy projects of the next ten years.

Values

Values influence where we spend our time and money

Wednesday, 20 March 2019

A study carried out by The University of Western Australia has highlighted the important role values play in our daily behaviour, including where we invest our time and money.