University News

University News

Media Conference: Malaspina Expedition arrives in Perth

Friday, 11 March 2011

The Malaspina Expedition is one of the world's largest collaborative scientific undertakings.  The $23 million (17 million Euros) project involves some 400 scientists/researchers and two ships circumnavigating the world as part of a research program to investigate the health of the world's oceans.

Indonesian Vice-President calls for single Asian market

Friday, 11 March 2011

Asia has to move towards a single market, underpinned by cross-regional infrastructure, Indonesia’s Vice-President Professor Dr Boediono told a forum in Perth.

Vice-President of Indonesia, Professor Dr Boediono

Indonesia's Vice-President returns to UWA for prestigious award

Friday, 11 March 2011

The contribution made by the Vice-President of Indonesia, Professor Dr Boediono, to global affairs has been recognised with the awarding of an Honorary Doctorate from The University of Western Australia from where he graduated more than 40 years ago.

Korea and Australia: Building on Strong Foundations

Thursday, 10 March 2011

Australia and Korea should continue to build on the model of "middle power cooperation" in order to facilitate mutual benefits, according to the Korean Ambassador to Australia, His Excellency Ambassador Kim.

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.