Researcher and child

Two thirds of young children do not do enough physical activity

Friday, 6 April 2018

The largest global study to examine physical activity in children aged between two and five years old has found 66 per cent of children are not getting the nationally recommended three hours of daily physical activity needed for their growth and development.

EZONE UWA groundbreaking event -group photo

EZONE UWA construction marks a new era of engineering and mathematical sciences at UWA

Thursday, 5 April 2018

A new era for engineering students at The University of Western Australia is a step closer with a ground-breaking event to mark the start of construction of EZONE UWA.

Chromodoris colemani_WA mimic_J Arnold

Stunning new species of sea slugs discovered

Thursday, 5 April 2018

A small team of scientists at The University of Western Australia, the Western Australian Museum, and the California Academy of Sciences has identified 18 new species of sea slugs, including some only found in WA.

Mitali with her award

Awards and achievements - March 2018

Tuesday, 3 April 2018

The University of Western Australia has a continual roll call of awards, scholarships and prizes presented to staff and students.

Dr Cuttler

Coral reefs protect coasts from severe storms

Tuesday, 3 April 2018

Coral reefs can naturally protect coasts from tropical cyclones by reducing the impact of large waves before they reach the shore, according to scientists.

The Forrest Foundation

A new Perth landmark to attract the world's brightest minds

Thursday, 29 March 2018

Perth’s river landscape has an exciting new addition, designed to attract the brightest minds to Western Australia from around the world, with the opening today of Forrest Hall at The University of Western Australia.

Open Day

UWA's Health Campus opens its doors to the community

Thursday, 22 March 2018

Future students and their families are invited to The University of Western Australia’s Health Campus (off Monash Avenue in Nedlands) for its inaugural community Open Day on Sunday 8 April between 10am and 2pm.

PROSH. Courtesy: Guild

PROSH hits the streets

Thursday, 22 March 2018

Hundreds of costume-clad UWA students took to the streets of Perth to raise money for local charities as part of PROSH.

Barry Marshall and Mary

How to win a Nobel Prize

Thursday, 22 March 2018

A chance encounter between a Nobel Laureate and a precocious nine-year-old girl has led to a new work of creative nonfiction designed to inspire young scientists to win their own Nobel Prize.

Sunshine

Vitamin D deficiency can put children at risk of autism-like behaviour

Wednesday, 21 March 2018

Researchers at The University of Western Australia and Telethon Kids Institute have found vitamin D plays an important role in the brain development of children.