University News

University News

Ocean scientists to investigate humpback whales' Kimberley nursery

Friday, 14 January 2011

Researchers from the Oceans Institute within The University of Western Australia and the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) are to embark on a three-week field trip to one of WA's most remote regions to investigate ocean circulation and its influence on the ecology of Camden Sound in the Kimberley.

CPS potential

Potential for solar to power wheatbelt

Thursday, 13 January 2011

A study by researchers from The University of Western Australia has confirmed the potential for Concentrated Solar Power to generate electricity for communities and mining interests across the Wheatbelt.

Assistant Professor Daniela Ciancio

Testing rammed earth for safe and affordable indigenous housing

Wednesday, 12 January 2011

Rammed earth may be a future building material in north-west Indigenous communities if a study at The University of Western Australia proves successful.

The battle of the sexes

Wednesday, 12 January 2011

Scientists have uncovered a rare insight into a war between genes to control the sex of a plant.

Perth - most globally connected city in Australasia

Thursday, 23 December 2010

While Perth may be perceived among Australia's elite as immature, unsophisticated and boring in comparison to Melbourne and Sydney, it is arguably becoming the most globally connected city in Australasia according to researchers at The University of Western Australia.

Winthrop Hall to get new windows for new year

Thursday, 23 December 2010

Coloured glass sourced and manufactured in the United States will be installed in The University of Western Australia's historic Winthrop Hall soon - almost a year after the original glass was damaged by the destructive hail storm of March, 2010.

Professor Stuart Kaye

Professor Stuart Kaye appointed as Dean of UWA Law School

Thursday, 23 December 2010

The University of Western Australia has appointed Professor Stuart Kaye as the new Dean of the UWA Law School, replacing retiring Dean Professor William Ford.

Professor Peter Klinken and Dr Aleksandra Filipovska

Top accolade for young medical researcher

Wednesday, 22 December 2010

The Western Australian Institute for Medical Research (WAIMR) has awarded the Marshall Medal, which is the Institute's top accolade for young researchers, to WAIMR group leader, Aleksandra Filipovska.

Professor Richard Weller

Leading landscape architect Richard Weller to head Urban Design Centre

Wednesday, 22 December 2010

An internationally regarded, leading-Australian landscape architect has been appointed as the new Director of the Urban Design Centre of Western Australia (UDC).

Australia-wide standards for medical students' behaviour urged

Tuesday, 21 December 2010

There is a lack of national consistency in how Australian medical schools deal with the problematic behaviour of their students, according to a researcher at The University of Western Australia.