UWA welcomes International Education report

Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Federal Government recognition of the value of international education was welcomed today by The University of Western Australia's Vice-Chancellor Professor Paul Johnson.

UWA urges political parties to address higher education shortfall

Wednesday, 27 February 2013

The release of the university sector's first ever comprehensive higher education policy agenda, A Smarter Australia, has been welcomed by The University of Western Australia as a blueprint for the nation's future.

Devyn Jackamarra

Scholarship engineers great prospects for Noongar student

Tuesday, 26 February 2013

A 20-year-old Noongar man who is a recipient of a BHP Billiton Indigenous Scholarship is about to start his fourth year of Engineering studies at The University of Western Australia.

Carnaby cockatoos - photo by Roger Groom

'Sleeping around' to be studied for science

Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Animal biologist Christine Groom has become a ‘private investigator' as her research into Carnaby's cockatoos leads her to study their sleeping habits.

Impact craters may have been cradles of life

Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Even comparatively small meteorite impact craters may have played a key role in the origin and evolution of early life on Earth, according to a researcher at The University of Western Australia.

Mr Dias de Oliveira and Professor Paul Johnson, UWA Vice-Chancellor

Slight climate change can reduce drought effect in wheat

Friday, 22 February 2013

Increased carbon dioxide levels caused by climate change may help wheat cope with drought, according to researchers at The University of Western Australia.

Carbon cluster map

$3M project to map Australia's 'blue carbon' potential

Friday, 22 February 2013

Understanding the important role of Australia's coastal and marine wetlands in storing atmospheric carbon dioxide will be the focus of a new $3 million collaborative research project headed by the CSIRO and eight tertiary institutions, including The University of Western Australia.

Dr Tamara Hartke

Royal termite romance wins study fellowship

Friday, 22 February 2013

A scientist excited by termites - and the role of termite kings in bolstering the queens' fertility - has been named a Sir Keith Murdoch Fellow and is carrying out research at The University of Western Australia.

Professor David Mackey, Chair of UWA Ophthalmology

Clear-sighted research identifies genes for eye problems

Thursday, 21 February 2013

More than 45,000 people of European and Asian ancestry have taken part in a big study to gain a better understanding of the genetics behind the world's most common eye disorder.

Winthrop Professor Klaus Regenauer-Lieb

Geothermal energy may make Perth world-first zero-emissions city

Thursday, 21 February 2013

Perth could become the world's first geothermally cooled city with the goal of achieving zero emissions under a new $20 million Australian Government-funded CSIRO Geothermal project involving The University of Western Australia.