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Get the drum on UWA at Open Day

Thursday, 5 August 2010

Find out everything you need to know about The University of Western Australia at the 2010 Open Day on Sunday, August 15.

China's best young English-speakers visit UWA

Wednesday, 4 August 2010

Twenty-four high school students from middle and foreign language schools in China are visiting The University of Western Australia next week.

Nedlands campus

Campus Plan 2010

Wednesday, 4 August 2010

The University of Western Australia is seeking public comment to assist in the development of Campus Plan 2010 - its key planning document for the next decade and beyond.

Jonathan Holloway

Jonathan Holloway appointed as Perth Festival Artistic Director 2012-2015

Wednesday, 4 August 2010

The director of one of the UK's largest and most vibrant arts festivals has been appointed as artistic director of the Perth International Arts Festival, founded by The University of Western Australia.

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Lessons from parrots' vision to help human eyesight

Tuesday, 3 August 2010

The apparent ability of long-lived parrots to see ultraviolet light without sustaining eye damage could provide new insights into UV protection in humans.

Professor Peter Quinn

Find your direction at UWA Open Day

Tuesday, 3 August 2010

Our quest to understand the universe; the risk to the sustainability of the great Australian dream; and working as a journalist in a rapidly changing environment are just some of the compelling talks to be presented at The University of Western Australia's annual Open Day on Sunday, August 15.

Deep-water project to provide safe, clean energy

Monday, 2 August 2010

The world's multi-billion dollar oil and gas industries will benefit from a new research project aimed at securing long-term, safer and cleaner forms of energy.

MAGIC Robots

UWA team in world robot challenge

Wednesday, 28 July 2010

A team led by The University of Western Australia is one of six international finalists in a challenge to develop the next generation of fully autonomous robots that could undertake dangerous missions in hostile environments.

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