UWA Albany Science Building

World-class research at new UWA Albany Science Centre

Monday, 29 October 2012

WA's Great Southern will host a new world-class centre for rural medicine and natural resource management with today's opening of The University of Western Australia's $6.2 million UWA Albany Science Building.

Great white shark

Shark brain link with humans may help hunt for repellent

Monday, 29 October 2012

Shark's brains share several common features with those of humans, scientists at The University of Western Australia have found, prompting a suggestion it may help researchers working to design a shark repellent.

Professors Blainey (left) and Bolton with Geraldine Doogue

Top historians see Perth as nation's future capital city

Monday, 29 October 2012

Perth could become Australia's biggest city and its capital, a nationally recorded debate between two leading Australian historians has heard at The University of Western Australia.

David Sherwood

Bunbury dux is UWA's newest Rhodes Scholar

Friday, 26 October 2012

An honours student from The University of Western Australia with a passion for volunteer work and educational reform plans to leave his research background behind as he takes on the mantle of Rhodes Scholar.

UWA Albany sciences building opens Monday

Friday, 26 October 2012

The advance of world-class science in rural medicine and natural resource management in the Great Southern takes a big step forward on Monday with the opening of The University of Western Australia's new $6.2 million UWA Albany Science Building in Stirling Terrace, Albany.

UWA backs call for local government reform

Thursday, 25 October 2012

The University of Western Australia welcomes the recommendations of the final independent report into metropolitan local government and encourages the WA Government to implement its findings.

Dr Nik Zeps

WA assists new leads in fight against pancreatic cancer

Thursday, 25 October 2012

Western Australians recruited into an international study on pancreatic cancer may have helped researchers move closer to relegating the disease from its position as the fourth leading cause of cancer death.

Pea weevils

Destructive pea weevils on the way out

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Farmers around the world are a step closer to eliminating the chemical spraying of field peas for the destructive pea weevil, thanks to research by agricultural scientists from The University of Western Australia.

IMS 1280 ion probe microscope

UWA expertise to aid international nuclear inspections

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

The University of Western Australia has become the first university in the world to join the United Nations international nuclear verification program, using UWA's advanced ion microprobe technology to help monitor global nuclear safeguards.

Joint statement from The University of Western Australia and The University of Queensland: Sean Barrett

Monday, 22 October 2012

On behalf of The University of Western Australia (UWA) and The University of Queensland (UQ), and their staff, we wish to express our profound sadness at the sudden death of young scientist, Dr Sean Barrett, early last Friday morning.  We also extend our sincere ccondolences to the family of Mr Kuldeep Singh, the young taxi driver who was driving Sean, and whose life was also tragically ended.