Oats to clean up heavy metals in contaminated soil

Friday, 6 February 2015

Researchers from universities in China, Switzerland and Australia have identified that the naked oat is best suited to remove radioactive strontium from contaminated soils.

Hot-spot summer school unites young climate experts

Thursday, 5 February 2015

Twenty students representing seven countries and nine universities are at The University of Western Australia for a summer school where they are sharing their global perspectives on responses to climate change.

Expedition reveals new Batavia burial site

Wednesday, 4 February 2015

Archaeologists from The University of Western Australia and the Western Australian Museum are back at Beacon Island examining archaeological sites related to one of WA's most famous shipwrecks, the Batavia.

New website to showcase world class science research

Tuesday, 3 February 2015

UWA Science Global is a new website designed to help prospective students and researchers explore the high quality research carried out by the Faculty of Science at The University of Western Australia.

Conference to focus on rammed earth structures

Tuesday, 3 February 2015

The University of Western Australia will next week host an international workshop and conference aimed at encouraging the use of rammed earth as a sustainable alternative building material in Australia.

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome increases risk of chronic illness

Tuesday, 3 February 2015

Researchers at The University of Western Australia have found that women who suffer from Polycystic Ovary Syndrome are at much higher risk of heart disease, diabetes, mental health conditions, reproductive disorder and cancer of the lining of the womb.

Unicare excellent at work and play

Monday, 2 February 2015

Innovative programs and community participation has helped Unicare Early Childhood Education achieve recognition as a Centre of Excellence.

Professor Jim Barrow  - 1982

UWA soil scientists honoured for challenging ideas

Monday, 2 February 2015

A soil scientist from The University of Western Australia has been honoured in the latest issue of a leading international publication, the European Journal of Soil Science, for explaining the way nutrients especially phosphate react with soil and contributing to our understanding of plant nutrition.

‘Live fast, die young’ galaxies lose the gas that keeps them alive

Monday, 2 February 2015

Galaxies can die early because the gas they need to make new stars is suddenly ejected, research published today suggests.

A-Team to lead into the future

Friday, 30 January 2015

Eleven of the State's highest-achieving students have accepted some of the most significant scholarships offered in Australia - UWA Fogarty Foundation Scholarships - to study at The University of Western Australia.