The University of Western Australia and Merck Sharp & Dohme (MSD) have entered into a new research partnership to explore how tumours can be made more responsive to immunotherapy treatments....[Read more]
This editorial by UWA Vice-Chancellor Professor Dawn Freshwater appeared in The West Australian newspaper on 21 August 2018.How do you measure and what counts as success? For some, it is reasonably easy – sales figures and KPIs achieved, meeting budget and other industry standard indicators of performance. But until now there has been no definitive measure of the dollar-figure contribution our top universities make to the community....[Read more]
In reference to the Australian Family Association event which was scheduled to be hosted on the UWA campus on Friday 17 August and at which Dr Quentin Van Meter and Mr Patrick Byrne were to speak, the booking has been voided due to non-compliance with UWA’s venue hire policy....[Read more]
An Australian vice-chancellor has called for universities to adopt a sectoral position on free speech, after her university cancelled a controversial address on safety grounds.The University of Western Australia head Dawn Freshwater said that the sector should emulate the University of Chicago in articulating principles of free expression. She has also called a meeting of her academic board to discuss what she terms a “crisis of leadership” afflicting society....[Read more]
Researchers from The University of Western Australia and the Queensland University of Technology have unveiled how the Australian continent formed and evolved long before the evolution of the Earth’s present day tectonic plates.
An internationally recognised researcher specialising in asbestos-related diseases at The University of Western Australia has today been named Cancer Council Western Australia’s (CCWA) WA Cancer Researcher of the Year.
A new international study by The University of Western Australia has found marine heatwaves have increased by more than 50 per cent over the past century with devastating effects on global marine ecosystems. The researchers warn these extreme events will become even longer and more frequent under continued global warming.
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.
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.