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A-Team to lead into the future

Friday, 30 January 2015

Eleven of the State's highest-achieving students have accepted some of the most significant scholarships offered in Australia - UWA Fogarty Foundation Scholarships - to study at The University of Western Australia.

Perth International Arts Festival announces the Story of the Giants

Thursday, 29 January 2015

Perth International Arts Festival is thrilled to announce the story of The Incredible and Phenomenal Journey of The Giants to the Streets of Perth.

UWA's outstanding achievers honoured on Australia Day

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

The University of Western Australia congratulates the outstanding members of its community for being recognised in this year's Australia Day honours.

Seed Bank think tank tackles global conservation

Friday, 23 January 2015

New approaches to rehabilitating mined areas may have germinated during a five-day international think-tank to advance seed technology research.

Perth Festival Artistic Director heads east

Thursday, 22 January 2015

The University of Western Australia congratulates Perth International Arts Festival Artistic Director Jonathan Holloway on his appointment to the Melbourne Festival.

Two hour screen limit for kids 'virtually impossible' to enforce

Thursday, 22 January 2015

A world-first longitudinal study by The University of Western Australia researchers examining the links between mental health and screen use by children and teenagers has found that guidelines to limit screen-based media-use to less than two hours a day are out of date and ‘virtually impossible' to enforce.

Centrifuge development has geotechs in a spin

Wednesday, 21 January 2015

The University of Western Australia is one step closer to establishing the National Geotechnical Centrifuge Facility, the only facility in the world operating three centrifuges on a daily basis.

A helping hand for Pygmy Hippos

Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Nobody knows how many pygmy hippos remain in wild habitats in West Africa, but there are only about 350 in captivity world-wide and a researcher at The University of Western Australia is in a race against time to ensure the species' survival.

Short-term debt enhances WA farm productivity

Thursday, 15 January 2015

Policy interventions that enable farmers to have access to short-term debt would improve technical efficiency of Western Australian broad acre farms, according to a study from The University of Western Australia. 

UWA signs up with North Metro Health Service

Thursday, 15 January 2015

More than 900,000 people in Perth's northern suburbs will potentially benefit from a new partnership between The University of Western Australia and North Metropolitan Health Service (NMHS) Mental Health.