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UWA ranked among world's best universities

Thursday, 8 June 2017

The University of Western Australia has risen to become one of the world’s top 100 universities in the 2018 QS World University Rankings.

Cathy Maslen

UWA students fund eye clinics for Balinese villages

Thursday, 20 April 2017

Visual Art students from The University of Western Australia have raised more than $7500 to improve eye health among villagers.

Solar panels

Network storage the key to WA's energy future

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

New research from The University of Western Australia has shown that the growing popularity of household and business solar panels could produce 85 per cent of Perth’s electricity demand by 2050 and be the major contributor to reaching 100 per cent renewable energy.

Design studio

Award-winning Spanish architects mentor UWA students

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

RCR Arquitectes (Rafael Aranda, Carme Pigem and Ramon Vilalta) has been awarded the 2017 Pritzker Prize – informally known as the Nobel Prize of Architecture.

Professor David Blair

Discover something new at UWA Research Week

Monday, 29 August 2016

Find out more about what makes us happy, how poor mental health can affect children’s development and how much of the universe we can reproduce using computer simulation during The University of Western Australia’s Research Week.

Adel Feleke

UWA student awarded prestigious architecture scholarship

Tuesday, 14 June 2016

A student from The University of Western Australia’s Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Visual Arts has been awarded a prestigious 2016 RIBA Norman Foster Travelling Scholarship for his proposal on ‘Weaving the Urban Fabric: Examining the Significance of Community’.

Valentines Day

Valentines should give thanks to Chaucer

Thursday, 11 February 2016

Valentine’s Day enthusiasts should give credit to English poet Geoffrey Chaucer according to The University of Western Australia, with the famous writer believed to be the first person to associate the day with romantic love.

PIAF 2016

PIAF opens with new hub at Elizabeth Quay

Thursday, 11 February 2016

Perth International Arts Festival 2016 has kicked off with the unveiling of the new Festival home at Elizabeth Quay and a spectacular opening weekend featuring a stellar cast of Western Australian artists.

Elizabeth Quay

Elizabeth Quay - UWA's contribution to a new city icon

Friday, 29 January 2016

Staff, students and graduates from The University of Western Australia are celebrating their role in the design of Elizabeth Quay, supporting lead architect Ashton Raggatt McDougall (ARM).

Located in Perth on the Swan River, the Elizabeth Quay development will reconnect Perth city with the Swan River to create a dynamic new entertainment and leisure precinct, set around a stunning inlet. 

UWA's award winning students

Students excel in State Government housing design competition

Monday, 12 October 2015

Twelve students from The University of Western Australia (UWA) are part of teams that came first, second and third in the State Government’s inaugural [design] ability Affordable Housing Design Competition, announced last week.

New Graduate Certificate in Architectural Conservation

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

If you’ve ever wanted to master the full range of concepts, methods, and practices involved in the specialised field of architectural conservation, the Faculty will be offering a new Graduate Certificate in Architectural Conservation starting in 2015.

Printmaking students at work

New Fine Arts major commencing in 2015

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Are you keen to explore your creativity? The Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Visual Arts (ALVA) is pleased to introduce Fine Arts as a new major within the Bachelor of Design, starting next year.

Students Sophie Lunn (L) and Tamara Glick (R)

Art in the Alice

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

UWA students Sophia Lunn (Art History) and Tamara Glick (Architecture) recently took part in an exciting regional work placement as a part of their studies in art history. They stayed in desert communities in the east Pilbara, working with Martumili artists.

Out of Place Gwalia book cover

Cross disciplinary essays explore transient communities

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

UWA Publishing (UWAP) has just published a new collection of cross disciplinary essays called Out of Place Gwalia co-edited by Winthrop Professor Bill Taylor, Assistant Professor Philip Goldswain and Dr Nicole Sully (University of Queensland and UWA alumnus).

Kriti Sharma, Tithi Kulkarni and Dominic Wu (5th Year medical student at UWA)

Camp to help leavers make the ‘big decision’

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Sixty high-achieving Year 12 students from around the State were the first to trial The University of Western Australia's latest initiative to help arm school leavers with a better understanding of the opportunities available to them to enhance their professional futures.  

Student Timothy Delaney with Mayor Heather Henderson and his prize-winning work

A new kind of ‘hotel’ for Subiaco

Friday, 4 July 2014

In a WA first, the Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Visual Arts at The University of Western Australia (UWA) and the City of Subiaco have collaborated to create art in the form of ‘insect hotels’ – structures used to provide a nesting site for insects.