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University News

Mr Rory Medcalf

Australia's role in the Indian Ocean region

Thursday, 10 March 2011

Perth, as Australia's only Indian Ocean facing capital, has a major role to play in this dynamic region, delegates at today's In the Zone Business Forum at The University of Western Australia were told.

Mr Sam Walsh

Contours of Advantage: Capitalising on our Advantages

Thursday, 10 March 2011

Focusing on core business and doing it as innovatively as possible is a key to remaining competitive in an increasingly tough global environment, according to Mr Sam Walsh, Executive Director Rio Tinto and Chief Executive Iron Ore.

Dr Michael Chaney AO

In the Zone: Western Australia at the heart of international issues

Thursday, 10 March 2011

Western Australia and the nations that share its time zone are no longer at the edge of international affairs but rather at its heart, according to the Chancellor of The University of Western Australia, Dr Michael Chaney AO.

Mr Magnus Böcker

Proposed merger a polarising topic In the Zone

Thursday, 10 March 2011

The proposed merger between the Australian Stock Exchange and Singapore Exchange was a hot topic of debate at today's In the Zone Business Forum at The University of Western Australia.

'Brainy' vegetables teach kids a thing or two

Wednesday, 9 March 2011

A Brain Awareness Week activity that encourages children to make a ‘brain' out of vegetables is just one of the many on offer thanks to staff and students at The University of Western Australia.

Winthrop Professor Richard Weller

Planning experts discuss future vision for "big" Perth

Wednesday, 9 March 2011

With Perth's population projected to reach 3.5 million by 2050, it's time to think big about the planning challenges facing us and the policy responses needed to deal with these challenges, according to Associate Professor Paul Maginn, organiser of UWA's annual Stephenson Hepburn Oration to be held on 16 March.

His Excellency Professor Dr Boediono

Indonesian Vice-President speaking at UWA

Tuesday, 8 March 2011

The Vice-President of Indonesia, His Excellency Professor Dr Boediono will be awarded an honorary doctorate from The University of Western Australia at a special ceremony to be held in Winthrop Hall on Thursday evening.

UWA attracts and retains top female talent

Monday, 7 March 2011

In the lead-up to tomorrow's 100th anniversary of International Women's Day, The University of Western Australia has been recognised nationally as an Employer of Choice for Women for the ninth consecutive year.

Kids to exercise grey matter in knock-out contest

Monday, 7 March 2011

Year 10 students from around Western Australia will converge on The University of Western Australia later this year to compete in a contest that could identify some of the top neuroscientists of the future.

Australian Laureate Fellow Winthrop Professor Mike Tobar

Coldest place to produce hottest science

Monday, 7 March 2011

The interior of a powerful machine newly installed at The University of Western Australia is not only the coldest place in the State, it is colder by far than anywhere in Antarctica or even in outer space.