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UWA to host science festival in Malaysia

Tuesday, 27 July 2010

As part of National Science Week, The University of Western Australia will present a science festival in Malaysia:  Science for Our Future.

Education holds key to boosting agriculture

Tuesday, 27 July 2010

(Edited extract from speech by Professor Alan Robson, Vice-Chancellor, delivered at:
The UWA Institute of Agriculture 2010 Industry Forum, 16 July 2010)

The challenges facing agriculture and food production in Australia and internationally are great. Demand for food is projected to double over the next 50 years from less land base. As such, productivity must be increased. This needs to occur in the context of climate change, increasing world population and a finite global water and fossil energy supply

Winthrop Professor Hong Hao

UWA defence researchers in Eureka finals

Thursday, 22 July 2010

Research projects from The University of Western Australia that are developing strategies for Australia's defence and national security were today named as national finalists in the 21st Annual Australian Museum Eureka Prizes.

UWA microbiologist Naomi McSweeney

Bugs in the system save environment and money

Wednesday, 21 July 2010

Previously unknown species of bacteria are helping reduce the environmental impacts of alumina and aluminium production and saving the industries millions of dollars, a researcher at The University of Western Australia has found.

Words and pictures inspire winning music

Wednesday, 21 July 2010

A string quartet commemorating controversial Mexican artist Frida Kahlo (1907 - 1954) has won its composer a place at the Australian String Quartet's National Composer's Forum in Adelaide.

Ms Jo Horgan

Cosmetic boss to speak at Women's Trust lunch

Wednesday, 21 July 2010

Graduate of The University of Western Australia and founder of cosmetics company Mecca Cosmetica, Ms Jo Horgan, will be guest speaker at the eighth UWA Centenary Trust for Women's annual lunch.

Visiting Chinese students strengthen ties with UWA

Tuesday, 20 July 2010

Five students from one of China's top universities will spend six weeks at The University of Western Australia as part of an inter-university inaugural research training program.

Researchers win $9 million for national centres of excellence

Tuesday, 20 July 2010

Researchers at The University of Western Australia have received more than $9 million in Federal funding to focus on Aboriginal health, asbestos-related diseases and early childhood respiratory disease.

Researchers win funding for national centres of excellence

Monday, 19 July 2010

The University of Western Australia's child health expert Professor Fiona Stanley and respiratory disease specialists Professor Bruce Robinson and Professor Stephen Stick will lead three new Centres for Research Excellence.

Child health PhD student wins three-minute test

Monday, 19 July 2010

Paediatrics and child health PhD student Balarka Banerjee will be travelling to the University of Queensland in September to represent The University of Western Australia in the Trans-Tasman Three Minute Thesis challenge after being awarded the University title.