University News

University News

Dr Kim Hames (left) and Professor Peter Klinken at WAIMR event

Work begins on major new WA medical research hub

Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Construction of a major new $112 million medical research facility at the Queen Elizabeth II Medical Centre has officially begun.

UWA takes top honours in University Sport Awards

Wednesday, 18 May 2011

The University of Western Australia won three out of eight categories in the Australian University Sport Awards, presented in Adelaide last week.

ANFF celebrates the power of tiny technology

Friday, 13 May 2011

The University of Western Australia kicked off ANFF national week, a celebration of advances in fabrication technology for micro and nano-technology, that is, the art of creating structures 1000 times smaller than the diameter of a human hair.

Scientists pitch star careers to Pilbara students

Friday, 13 May 2011

Armed with a passion for science and several large telescopes the Aspire to Astronomy team will be travelling the Pilbara over the coming fortnight introducing high school students to exciting careers in Astronomy and holding community observing nights.

Professor Phil Dolan

Professor Phil Dolan appointed to head UWA's Business School

Wednesday, 11 May 2011

The University of Western Australia has appointed an academic and finance professional who has served at senior levels of the banking industry as the new Dean of the UWA Business School.

UWA welcomes Federal budget indexation changes

Wednesday, 11 May 2011

The University of Western Australia has welcomed new indexation arrangements for higher education which will deliver an additional $550m to Australian universities over the next five years.

Courtesy Dr Ben Miller, Kings Park

'Smoke detector' gene discovered in plants

Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Researchers at The University of Western Australia have discovered a gene that allows dormant seeds buried in the soil to detect germination stimulants in bushfire smoke called karrikins.

Learning to be healthy: UWA Health Day today

Tuesday, 10 May 2011

The dangers of drink-driving, the benefits of cycling instead of using a car, mental health and a smoke-free campus are some of the topics to be promoted at The University of Western Australia's annual Health Day (TODAY).

Eminent engineer to talk on Three Gorges Dam project

Monday, 9 May 2011

The engineer in charge of helping build the largest hydropower project in the world, the Three Gorges Dam in China, will deliver a lecture at The University of Western Australia on 12 May.

Audiology group

New link in tinnitus research

Wednesday, 4 May 2011

Researchers at The University of Western Australia have shown changes in a part of the brain previously not known to be involved in tinnitus generation.