Jonathan Coppel

Trade War Series: Will the US-China trade war change the rules-based trading order?

Friday, 8 November 2019

Our speaker Jonathan Coppel looks at the long-term effect the trade war may have on the global rules-based trading order and the efficacy and architecture of its core institution, the World Trade Organisation – and calls on Australia to continue to defend free trade and the rules-based system that it requires.

Associate Professor Hayley Christian with her dog Lenny

Dogs are more than companions, they are great for our mental wellbeing

Wednesday, 6 November 2019

A study published in the Journal of Public Health by Oxford University Press and led by The University of Western Australia and Telethon Kids Institute has highlighted the positive impact dog ownership has on our mental health. 

Rhodes Scholar

UWA student awarded 2020 Rhodes Scholarship

Friday, 1 November 2019

Denmark resident and environmental scientist Natasha Lutz has been named Western Australia’s Rhodes Scholar for 2020, recognising her potential as a young global ambassador.

Bangarra Bennelong (credit Daniel Boud)

Perth Festival launches 2020 program

Friday, 1 November 2019

On a bedrock of Indigenous culture, Perth Festival 2020 welcomes everyone to a glorious summer celebration of people and place.

Bacterial filaments

Research offers insight into how oldest fossils formed

Thursday, 31 October 2019

Researchers at The University of Western Australia have uncovered evidence of a new type of fossilisation that may explain how some of Earth’s oldest microfossils formed and might even help scientists detect evidence of past life on other planets.

Scientists

Why plants panic when it rains

Tuesday, 29 October 2019

An international team of scientists involving The University of Western Australia’s School of Molecular Sciences, the ARC Centre of Excellence in Plant Energy Biology and Lund University has made the surprising discovery that a plant’s reaction to rain is close to one of panic.

IDEERS Team photo

Engineering students come together for 2019 IDEERS competition in Taiwan

Thursday, 24 October 2019

Four EMS engineering students have recently returned from Taiwan where they competed in the 2019 IDEERS (Introducing and Demonstrating Earthquake Engineering Research in Schools) competition. Cameron Hind, Timothy Masters, Sahaj Parajuli and Samuel Minchin, along with their supervisor Dr Yimiao Huang, progressed through to the final after winning the pre-competition held on Open Day 2019.

Study reveals fatty build up in lungs of overweight and obese

Tuesday, 22 October 2019

An international team including researchers from The University of Western Australia has shown for the first time that fatty tissue builds up in the airway walls, particularly in people who are overweight or obese.

Wendy Erber sitting down

Indian Ocean Rim at forefront of medical congress in Perth

Thursday, 17 October 2019

Cutting-edge leukaemia diagnostic test methods invented here in WA and a host of blood treatment and management issues and innovations are being discussed at an international conference hosted by The University of Western Australia this week.

Cheryl Praeger standing outside UWA's Vice Chancellery building

Brilliant mathematician wins Australia's top prize for science

Thursday, 17 October 2019

The University of Western Australia’s Emeritus Professor Cheryl Praeger has won the prestigious Prime Minister’s Prize for Science for her contribution to the mathematical sciences.

James Ledger

UWA musician and Paul Kelly win ARIA award

Monday, 14 October 2019

James Ledger from The University of Western Australia’s Conservatorium of Music and Australian musician Paul Kelly have been awarded Best Classical Album in the 2019 ARIA Awards for the album Thirteen Ways to Look at Birds. The performers on the album also include Alice Keath and the Seraphim Trio.

UWA Business School building at night

UWA Business School receives European Quality re-accreditation

Friday, 11 October 2019

The University of Western Australia Business School has once again received European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS) re-accreditation, reinforcing its status as a leading business school worldwide.

Winthrop Hall

In uncertain times, there's a clear pathway to prosperity

Wednesday, 9 October 2019

This article is reprinted with the permission of The Australian newspaper. It was published on Wednesday 9 October 2019.

Abbie Galvin

UWA graduate is NSW's first female Government Architect

Wednesday, 9 October 2019

An architecture graduate from The University of Western Australia has been appointed NSW Government Architect – the first woman to hold the role in its 200-year history.

Kate

People with lived experience offer powerful insight during Mental Health Week

Monday, 7 October 2019

A research project led by The University of Western Australia has brought together six people with mental health conditions to offer insight into how treatment can be improved and to break down the stigma surrounding mental health.

High school students

Education innovators help prepare students for work of the future

Thursday, 3 October 2019

The University of Western Australia has brought together WA school principals and leading education innovators to examine the future of the workforce and how school students can be best supported to transition from high school to university.

UWA ranked best in Oceania for alumni outcomes

Friday, 27 September 2019

The University of Western Australia Business School’s MBA program has been ranked number one in Oceania for Entrepreneurship and Alumni Outcomes, and 6th in Oceania overall, according to the QS World University Rankings 2020 Global MBA Rankings.

Overland flow in a patchily vegetated landscape, in Ocotillo, California

Machine learning aims to improve water management in dryland agricultural ecosystems

Monday, 23 September 2019

Researchers from The University of Western Australia and the University of California have developed a new machine-learning tool that will improve the management, restoration and irrigation of rangeland areas used for grazing.

Rosalie Primary School and Osborne Primary School students examine images in Ast

Exhibition explores the night sky through cultural interpretation

Friday, 20 September 2019

A new exhibition at the Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery will explore the concept of the night sky from cultural, scientific and artistic perspectives.

Young Tall Poppy Awards

Researchers recognised in Young Tall Poppy Awards

Friday, 20 September 2019

Three researchers from The University of Western Australia and its affiliate Telethon Kids Institute have been recognised in this year’s WA Young Tall Poppy Science Awards.