University News

University News

Probiotics hold key to premature babies' survival

Tuesday, 20 April 2010

Thousands of premature babies worldwide could be saved if probiotics were added to their feeds, according to research led by The University of Western Australia.

Universities to reverse foreign language decline

Tuesday, 20 April 2010

More West Australian students will be able to study European and Asian languages as a result of an exciting new collaboration between The University of Western Australia and Curtin University of Technology.

Volunteers needed to help track Carnaby's cockatoo

Tuesday, 20 April 2010

Researchers at The University of Western Australia are seeking volunteers to help them track the movements of Carnaby's cockatoo in the Perth metropolitan area by recording sightings of the bird onto a website.

One step at a time to wellbeing

Monday, 19 April 2010

One of the most promising strategies for drug-free treatment of depression is physical activity, according to research at the Western Australian Centre for Health and Ageing (WACHA).

UWA to boost number of clinical training placements

Friday, 16 April 2010

The Western Australian community will benefit from hundreds of extra clinical training placements for students in the health professions.

Revitalising languages in higher education

Thursday, 15 April 2010

The decline of language learning in schools and universities is the focus of a lecture at The University of Western Australia.

UWA appoints new Librarian and Director of Information Management

Thursday, 15 April 2010

An information management expert who transformed the e-learning and research information management systems of King's College London has been appointed as The University of Western Australia's new Librarian and Director (Information Management).

Call for balance in digital technologies debate

Wednesday, 14 April 2010

For Assistant Professor Mark Pegrum, an education expert at The University of Western Australia, the ability to ‘attend' a digital technologies conference in the UK last week from his office in UWA's Graduate School of Education epitomises all that is good about e-learning.

Protecting space-based assets from orbiting debris

Monday, 12 April 2010

Space junk is becoming such a major problem that if it continues to accumulate at present rates, it will be impossible to launch anything into space in 100 years' time, according to researchers at The University of Western Australia.

Ten new super science fellowships for UWA

Friday, 9 April 2010

The University of Western Australia has been allocated 10 new Fellowships under the Australian Government's $27.2 million Super Science Fellowships scheme, aimed at attracting the world's best researchers.