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Energy and Minerals Institute

Offshore oil rig at twilight

UWA to build new CO2 lab to boost oil and gas carbon storage

Thursday, 27 September 2012

The University of Western Australia will lead valuable research to reduce carbon emissions when a new world-class CO2 research facility is built on its campus in 2013.

AusAID students with Foreign Minister Bob Carr

Foreign Minister hails global benefit in UWA resources expertise

Friday, 10 August 2012

Australia's Foreign Minister Bob Carr visited The University of Western Australia today to meet international students who have benefited from AusAID tertiary study programs and hold talks with staff from the UWA-affiliated International Mining for Development Centre (IM4DC).

Shell’s Ocean Epoch drilling rig

Shell helps train new breed of oil and gas engineers at UWA

Monday, 23 July 2012

A new breed of engineering graduates from The University of Western Australia promises to lead the search, recovery and production of oil and gas into the future with 32 students having just completed the first full field-development course normally reserved for Shell Upstream technical staff.

Prime Minister Julia Gillard and Dr Michael Chaney

PM joins business and community leaders at UWA roundtable

Monday, 16 July 2012

Prime Minister Julia Gillard joined senior business leaders at The University of Western Australia today to discuss Western Australia's position at the epicenter of a resource and minerals boom delivering growth that has seen a global economic power shift to the Asian and Indian Ocean regions.

Professor Paul Johnson (left) and Executive Director Rio Tinto, Mr Sam Walsh

Rio Tinto signs $3 Million education partnership with UWA

Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Global miner Rio Tinto and The University of Western Australia have signed a multi-million dollar partnership that will focus on creating a sustainable supply of graduates and expertise for the mining industry.

With permission of Elder Wilfred Hicks

UWA and Rio Tinto to establish Chair in Pilbara Rock Art

Monday, 2 April 2012

Tens of thousands of  Indigenous rock art treasures in Western Australia's remote Pilbara region will be researched, catalogued and promoted under a six-year, $1.08 million agreement with leading international mining group Rio Tinto.

UWA scientists join CSIRO Mineral Systems Cluster

Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Three world-leading scientists from The University of Western Australia have joined a global first scientific Cluster to assist industry in accelerating the search for new minerals to keep up with rising demand for Australian metals.

Winthrop Professor Paul Flatau

Corporate, investment, non-profits 'crucial' to social policy

Monday, 12 March 2012

The effective interaction of the corporate sector, philanthropists, investors, not-for-profit service delivery agencies (and governments) is increasingly crucial to delivering improved social and community benefits to people across social service areas and those in need, according to Winthrop Professor Paul Flatau, Director of the Centre for Social Impact at The University of Western Australia.

Winthrop Professor John Dell (left) and Dr Harold Clough AO

New engineering student centre creates network hub

Friday, 9 March 2012

A new centre for engineering students at The University of Western Australia will provide a modern 24/7 facility for team-based learning and private study in a professional and contemporary environment.

UWA Vice-Chancellor Professor Paul Johnson

Major philanthropic gift for Indigenous Rock Art research

Monday, 27 February 2012

A gift of $1.5 million to support significant research into Kimberley Rock Art at The University of Western Australia will advance the understanding of the Indigenous cultural heritage of Western Australia's far north.

Gearing up for data deluge from world's biggest radio telescope

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

The amount of computer data generated by the entire world in a whole year will need to be stored in a single day for the world's most powerful telescope - the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) - and the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR) is gearing up to meet that unprecedented need.

Study aims to minimise impact on Fortescue Marsh

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

The potential impact of climate change and altered hydrology due to mining activities on a major Pilbara wetland is being studied by a researcher at The University of Western Australia.

Beam centrifuge at UWA Centre for Offshore Foundation Systems

Korean oil and gas specialists meet UWA experts

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Sophisticated equipment and high-level expertise at The University of Western Australia are helping to build strong ties with our Korean neighbours who recently visited UWA to build on their knowledge of developments in the oil and gas industry.

Winthrop Professor Dongke Zhang

Chinese giants join UWA in mining and energy research

Monday, 16 January 2012

Three major Chinese companies have joined The University of Western Australia and 15 other Chinese and Australian science and industry partners to develop new international collaborative approaches to energy and mining research.

Professor Alan Robson and Mr Colin Beckett

Chevron and UWA extend partnership in gas processing research

Friday, 9 December 2011

One of the world's leading integrated energy companies Chevron has invested more than $5.7 million to establish an endowment capable of supporting a Professorial Chair in Gas Process Engineering in perpetuity at The University of Western Australia.

Professor Richard Hobbs

UWA triumphs in WA Science Awards

Friday, 9 December 2011

The University of Western Australia confirmed its reputation as the state's leader in science teaching and research with last night's announcement of the winners of the Western Australian Science Awards.

Professor David White

UWA engineer is WA's tallest poppy

Friday, 9 December 2011

A geotechnical engineer whose work is used to assess the stability of all major pipelines being designed to tap Australia's offshore gas resources is the overall winner of the WA Young Tall Poppy Science Awards.

New multi-million-dollar gas research deal

Monday, 5 December 2011

A new multi-million-dollar investment by Chevron Australia to significantly boost gas processing research at The University of Western Australia will be announced on Friday December 9.

UWA scientists scoop finals

Thursday, 3 November 2011

Scientists from The University of Western Australia are the three finalists in the 2011 WA Scientist of the Year Awards.

Prime Minister Julia Gillard talks to a student at UWA

PM praises high standard of UWA geology research

Wednesday, 26 October 2011

The high standard of research by geology students at The University of Western Australia has won praise from Prime Minister Julia Gillard during a visit to the Crawley campus to launch a new $31 million international mining centre.