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.


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.

Frozen embryos more successful for conceiving during IVF

Frozen embryos more successful for conceiving during IVF

Monday, 19 March 2018

A new study carried out by a research team at The University of Western Australia and Fertility Specialists of Western Australia has found that women undergoing IVF who have had embryos fail to implant have more success using frozen ones than fresh ones.

Adrian Fini

Leaders acknowledged with honorary doctorates at UWA

Monday, 19 March 2018

The achievements of highly respected Perth businessman and property developer Adrian Fini and internationally renowned music conductor Simone Young were celebrated when they were presented with honorary doctorates at The University of Western Australia.

The Hon Ken Wyatt, Jasirah Bin Hitam, The Hon Peter Tinley and Andrew Beck, the

Ground breaks for new Indigenous housing

Thursday, 15 March 2018

An official ground breaking ceremony has signalled a new chapter in the history of St Catherine’s College as work gets underway on new custom-designed accommodation for Indigenous students.