University News

University News

Damien Macpherson - Credit: ICRAR

Local university student research recognised by NASA

Thursday, 15 May 2014

A 25-year-old PhD student from Willetton has had his research recognised by NASA's Space Telescope Science Institute for its contribution to their upcoming James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), to be launched in 2018.

UWA Students at Awards Ceremony

Clough scholars support knowledge economy

Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Two engineering students at The University of Western Australia (UWA), Mr Hugo Breakey and Mr Scott List, were honoured last night with Clough Engineering Scholarships to complete their Masters in Professional Engineering.

Fisheries Minister Ken Baston and Winthrop Professor Shaun Collin

$11 million for new marine research facility

Wednesday, 14 May 2014

The international marine and fisheries research status of the State and the nation will be boosted by an $11 million commitment to a research hub in Perth's northern suburbs.

Students views on being a 'good' doctor versus a 'professional' doctor

Wednesday, 14 May 2014

In light of previous research which found that medical students valued compassion, patient-centred care and communication skills over clinical competence and knowledge, new research has sought to further explore medical students' views on professionalism.

Winthrop Professor Helen Wildy

UWA launches its Education Futures Vision

Tuesday, 13 May 2014

The University of Western Australia has launched an ambitious new vision for the future of teaching and learning across its undergraduate and postgraduate courses.

Photos may change perceptions about older persons: research

Tuesday, 13 May 2014

They say a picture paints a thousand words - and new research is about to find out if a picture can also help nursing and medical students begin to ‘see' older people in a different light.

Winthrop Professor Osvaldo Almeida

International expert on ageing wins research award

Monday, 12 May 2014

An internationally renowned leader in psychiatry and ageing at The University of Western Australia has been recognised for excellence in research with a prestigious Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists Senior Research Award.

Students working in a science lab

New Diploma offers pathway to UWA Science Degree

Monday, 12 May 2014

A new program offering international and local students a pathway into the second year of a science degree at The University of Western Australia will be launched this Wednesday.

Water-saving innovations in Chinese agriculture

Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Scientists from China, Australia and Canada have published a critical review of China's freshwater shortage and associated agricultural production and environmental issues.

Guppies

Males produce faster sperm for sisters

Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Mating with relatives, or inbreeding, can be costly to both sexes, and in many species males and females avoid mating with siblings.  However, the latest research adds a twist to this story by showing that male guppies produce faster sperm when paired with their sisters.