Professor Andy Fourie

Research helps tackle mine tailings disasters

Friday, 1 May 2015

Research and technology transfer activities at The University of Western Australia are helping address a persistent and serious problem facing the mining industry worldwide.

Former Indonesian President postpones visit

Monday, 27 April 2015

Dr Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has postponed his visit to Perth.

Dr Yudhoyono was due to attend the In the Zone Leadership Forum at The University of Western Australia this Friday 1 May.

Dr Catherine Noske

New editor for Westerly

Friday, 24 April 2015

The Westerly Centre is happy to announce that Dr Catherine Noske has just joined The University of Western Australia as the new editor of Westerly magazine.

Dr Noske joins Westerly from Monash University where she completed a PhD in creative writing last year. She has held a Residential Fellowship at Varuna (National Writers' House), won the A.D. Hope Prize of the Association for the Study of Australian Literature, and was a Visiting Research Scholar in the Writing Programme at Warwick University, UK.

Former Indonesian President accepts UWA, Perth USAsia centre affiliations

Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Dr Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, former president of the Republic of Indonesia, will soon be welcomed as a visiting Professor at The University of Western Australia and as a Senior Fellow with the Perth USAsia Centre, expanding opportunities for deeper regional understanding and cooperation.

Swan Valley honey fest is bees knees

Wednesday, 22 April 2015

They do not eat their fruit and veg, but without them you wouldn't either.  And even though they are vegetarians, they help produce the meat you eat.  Their labour is valued at up to $6 billion here in Australia alone, but their workforce lives in dark wooden sheds.

Australia-China wheat workshop

A century of spectacular wheat yield improvements in China

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Almost 100 years of data on China's wheat yield improvements have been unearthed for the first time by researchers from Northwest Agricultural and Forestry University in China and The University of Western Australia.

Media invited to register for In The Zone '15

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

What?  Media representatives are invited to register to attend the In the Zone Perth Leadership Forum.  In the Zone is The University of Western Australia's premier forum on regional affairs.

Map of a cross section through a pseudofossil

Oldest fossils controversy resolved

Monday, 20 April 2015

New analysis of world-famous 3.46 billion-year-old rocks by researchers from The University of Western Australia is set to finally resolve a long-running evolutionary controversy.


Scientific study shines new light on the source of diamonds

Monday, 20 April 2015

A team of specialists from four Australian universities, including The University of Western Australia, has established the exact source of a diamond-bearing rock for the first time.

Kwongan bushland

Big surprises underground for plant scientists

Monday, 20 April 2015

The kwongan eco-region in WA's south-west has revealed some amazing plant kingdom secrets to University of Montreal and University of Western Australia scientists.