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Anxious people respond worst to bushfire threat

Thursday, 6 December 2018

Research from The University of Western Australia has found people who are anxious or easily stressed are less likely to be well prepared or respond well to bushfires.

Celebrate the festive season at UWA

Wednesday, 5 December 2018

The University of Western Australia will come alive this festive season with a Christmas concert set against the magnificent backdrop of Winthrop Hall.

Lisa Wood

Awards and Achievements – November 2018

Tuesday, 4 December 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

WA on front foot in future economy

Monday, 3 December 2018

This article is reprinted with permission from The West Australian. It was first published 1/12/18 in The Weekend West which is published every Saturday.

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UWA centre to advance new subsea engineering technology

Friday, 30 November 2018

A new Centre launched today at The University of Western Australia will drive research into new subsea engineering technologies for offshore oil and gas production and maintain Western Australia’s competitiveness in the LNG market.

UWA top of the State in Engineering

Friday, 30 November 2018

The University of Western Australia has remained the top of the State in Engineering and Technology, and Computer Science in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings by subject, released today.

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Study finds one in three emergency services personnel are stressed

Thursday, 29 November 2018

A national study commissioned by Beyond Blue and led by researchers from The University of Western Australia in partnership with Roy Morgan Research has found one in three police and emergency services employees experience high or very high psychological distress compared to one in eight Australian adults.

UWA awarded $13.65 million in Australian Research Council funding

Wednesday, 28 November 2018

Researchers at The University of Western Australia have been awarded $13.65 million in Federal Government funding for 34 research projects ranging from a project to investigate the safety, efficiency and environmental impact of fracking to developing a new measure of autistic traits in adults and improving the social and economic outcomes for children of mothers in prison.

Supernova image courtesy of NASA and Hubble Space telescope

New evidence reveals how life was created after the Big Bang

Tuesday, 27 November 2018

The Big Bang theory and the question of how life on Earth began has fascinated scientists for decades, but now new research from The University of Western Australia suggests the conditions that resulted from the Big Bang are different to what we thought.

Jack Collard

UWA students recipients of New Colombo Plan scholarships

Monday, 26 November 2018

A 19-year-old Whadjuk Ballardong Nyoongar man studying Political Sciences, International Relations and Indonesian studies at The University of Western Australia has been named the New Colombo Plan Indonesia Fellow and presented with a scholarship through the prestigious 2019 New Colombo Plan (NCP) scholarship program.

Waves at Torbay in Albany

New website puts WA on the map for wave energy research

Monday, 26 November 2018

Information on wave conditions in the Albany and Perth metropolitan area is now publically available through a new website launched by The University of Western Australia’s Wave Energy Research Centre in Albany and supported by the Western Australian Government.

Why our lawns are not as green as we think they are

Monday, 26 November 2018

A lush green lawn is a key feature of many Australian homes, however a new study by researchers from The University of Western Australia and the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences has found the benefits of lawns are far outweighed by their impact on the environment.

Royal praise for commitment to science and engineering

Friday, 23 November 2018

His Royal Highness The Duke of York today praised The University of Western Australia for its investment in science and engineering during a visit to the University’s campus.

UWA student wins Thomas Clarkson Gold Medal

Friday, 23 November 2018

An engineering student from The University of Western Australia has been presented with the Thomas Clarkson medal at The Global Undergraduate Summit in Dublin, Ireland.

Pat Dudgeon

Indigenous suicide rates double the rest of the population

Wednesday, 21 November 2018

A study led by The University of Western Australia that compared suicide rates between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people across the globe has revealed suicide rates are around two times higher in Indigenous populations, with the impact of colonisation a key cause.

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His Royal Highness The Duke of York visits The University of Western Australia

Friday, 16 November 2018

The Duke of York will visit The University of Western Australia on Friday 23 November.

Professor Dawn Freshwater, Vice-Chancellor

UWA looks to Asia’s international students

Wednesday, 14 November 2018

This article is reprinted with permission from The Australian. It was first published in The Australian's Higher Education section, www.theaustralian.com.au/higher-education, which is published in The Australian every Wednesday.

WA research to help farmers make more informed decisions

WA research to help farmers make more informed decisions

Monday, 12 November 2018

A new partnership involving UWA will see vast amounts of WA agricultural data collected and analysed, at an unprecedented scale, to help farmers make more informed decisions.

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UWA noisy guts project wins an Innovator of the Year Award

Thursday, 8 November 2018

A University of Western Australia research project that uses acoustic sensing technology to detect gut disorders, and could replace the usual invasive colonoscopy method, has won a top honour in the Innovator of the Year Awards.

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Study finds modern slavery promotes overfishing

Thursday, 8 November 2018

Labour abuses including modern slavery are ‘hidden subsidies’ that allow distant-water fishing fleets to remain profitable and promote overfishing, according to new research from The University of Western Australia and the Sea Around Us initiative at the University of British Columbia.