Female guppy fish choose sperm from preferred males

Wednesday, 3 October 2018

Researchers from The University of Western Australia have found that female guppy fish are highly selective when it comes to choosing the father of their babies.

Mark Holdsworth

Awards and achievements - September 2018

Tuesday, 2 October 2018

The University of Western Australia has a continual roll call of awards, scholarships and prizes presented to staff and students. To recognise these achievements, a monthly article is published on the UWA news page on the website and in UWA Forward on the first week of every month.

New Australian citizens

New Australian citizens welcomed at UWA

Tuesday, 2 October 2018

The University of Western Australia recently welcomed 22 of Australia’s newest citizens from 16 countries and their families pledging their commitment to Australia.

Pat Dudgeon

Alarming increase in Indigenous suicide rates demands new ways of working

Tuesday, 2 October 2018

A prominent researcher in Indigenous health from The University of Western Australia has called for a new approach to suicide prevention programs, following figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) that show a 21 per cent increase in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander suicide rates over the past decade.

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Great Southern Reef to lose huge seaweed habitat to ocean warming

Monday, 1 October 2018

Research into the future of Australia’s “other reef” – the Great Southern Reef – shows that even under the most optimistic carbon emission scenarios, ocean warming is likely to cause substantial loss of critical habitat-forming seaweeds by 2100.

UWA leads WA universities in Times Higher Education Rankings

Thursday, 27 September 2018

The University of Western Australia remains as the highest-ranked university in Western Australia and 7th in the nation, according to the 2019 Times Higher Education World University Rankings released today.

UWA welcomes WA Government push for more education exports

Wednesday, 26 September 2018

The University of Western Australia Vice-Chancellor Professor Dawn Freshwater has welcomed the opening of applications for the Graduate Occupation List under the State Nominated Migration Program, which will pave the way for more education exports for WA.

Rio Tinto and UWA Leadership Program to benefit students

Friday, 21 September 2018

Rio Tinto and The University of Western Australia have joined forces to bring an innovative global leadership program for students to Western Australia designed to enhance their cultural intelligence, networks, collaboration and leadership skills.

Research finds Aboriginals lived in Western Desert 50,000 years ago

Thursday, 20 September 2018

Archaeologists from The University of Western Australia working with Traditional Custodians from the Birriliburru Indigenous Protected Area (IPA) have recovered evidence that people lived in the Australian arid zone 50,000 years ago.

Dr Marcus Korb

Three global researchers awarded Forrest Fellowships to study in WA

Thursday, 20 September 2018

Three international postdoctoral researchers have been awarded prestigious Forrest Research Foundation fellowships to conduct research in the fields of astrophysics, marine bioacoustics and chemistry in Western Australia.