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PhD student Michael Wheeler, Prof Danny Green and Prof Professor Phil Ainslie.

International expert joins healthy brain study

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

One of the world's leading experts on brain blood flow and function is in Perth working with researchers from The University of Western Australia and the University of Melbourne to recruit more volunteers for their study investigating the effects of exercise on brain health.

First Western Pygmy Possum documented in Albany in years

Tiny possum discovered in national park near Albany

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

One of Australia's most endearing marsupials, the tiny western pygmy possum, has been discovered for the first time in Albany's Torndirrup National Park by a research team from The University of Western Australia examining the pollination of native plants by mammals.

Asian Studies - Hong Kong

UWA Vice-Chancellor awards personal chairs in Asian studies

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

The University of Western Australia Vice-Chancellor Professor Paul Johnson marked the 50th anniversary of the Faculty of Arts building and the university's ongoing commitment to research collaboration and wider engagement in the region by awarding three ‘personal chairs' in Asian Studies to senior staff. The positions highlight the significance of Australia's relationship with Indonesia, Japan and Korea.

Nobel Laureate Professor Barry Marshall with students

UWA Confucius Institute wins global award

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

The Confucius Institute at The University of Western Australia (UWACI) has received global recognition for its success in teaching Chinese language and cross-cultural understanding in Western Australia.

Professor Cheryl Praeger

National award for UWA's world-leading mathematician

Monday, 8 December 2014

The University of Western Australia's internationally acclaimed mathematician, Professor Cheryl Praeger, today became the first woman to be awarded the Australian Mathematical Society's George Szekeres Medal.

Dr Fernando Jerez Associate Professor ALVA, Director SMAR Architects

UWA's ALVA team shortlisted for Guggenheim Helsinki Design competition

Friday, 5 December 2014

A team from The University of Western Australia's Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Visual Arts (ALVA) is among just six groups to have their submission shortlisted in the international architectural competition to design the proposed Guggenheim museum in Helsinki, Finland.

James Panarettos and Foreign Minister Julie Bishop

UWA students receive New Colombo honours

Friday, 5 December 2014

Four students from The University of Western Australia will take up scholarships enabling them to live, study and work in the Indo-Pacific region next year under the Federal Government's New Colombo Plan - a program that seeks to improve the cultural awareness of Australia's future leaders.

Renal specialist takes up blood pressure fight

Friday, 5 December 2014

A specialist from The University of Western Australia who is at the forefront of research into high blood pressure (hypertension) will spearhead efforts to develop preventive strategies to reduce death and disability from cardiovascular disease.

Plants in South West Australia

Biodiversity book in drive for UNESCO World Heritage listing

Thursday, 4 December 2014

If award-winning plant biologist Hans Lambers has his way, Western Australia's unique and diverse South West will soon be added to UNESCO's World Heritage List.

Tom Williams with Shaun Gregory from Woodside

UWA graduate awarded Monash Scholarship to Asia

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

An Arts graduate from The University of Western Australia who attended Morley Senior High School will use one of Australia's most prestigious national scholarships to better understand Australia-China business.