University News

University News

Ten future fellows at UWA

Wednesday, 9 September 2009

The University of Western Australia's reputation for research excellence in radio astronomy, fundamental physics, molecular genetics and offshore engineering technologies has been recognised with the awarding of ten prestigious national Future Fellowships.

UWA at forefront of recycling on campus

Tuesday, 8 September 2009

The University of Western Australia is leading the State in recycling as the first West Australian University to sign up for a national program, Do the Right Thing, Use the Right Bin.

Clue to treating childhood diseases

Monday, 7 September 2009

A team of West Australian researchers have made a breakthrough which has the potential to lead to development of drugs to reverse effects of a devastating childhood disease.

Ted Snell

Art commentator to outline direction of UWA's cultural precinct

Friday, 4 September 2009

The newly appointed Director of The University of Western Australia's Cultural Precinct, Professor Ted Snell, will outline the future of the precinct when he is guest speaker at UWA Convocation's next meeting.

Burpless grazing livestock the aim

Friday, 4 September 2009

Research led by Dr Phil Vercoe, Deputy Director of Animal Production Systems at The University of Western Australia, aims to find ways of reducing the methane output from grazing livestock.

East Timor

East Timorese engineers seek water help from UWA

Friday, 4 September 2009

Four senior engineering academics from universities of one of Australia's closest and poorest neighbours, East Timor, are visiting fellow engineers this week at The University of Western Australia, part of an initiative aimed at addressing East Timor's water and sanitation needs.

Perth International Arts Festival wins two prestigious industry awards

Thursday, 3 September 2009

Perth International Arts Festival is thrilled to announce it has won an Australia Business Arts Foundation (AbaF) Award and a Western Australian Cultural Achievement Award.

Uni students go bedless for the homeless

Thursday, 3 September 2009

Students from The University of Western Australia will experience ‘bedlessness' tonight - and in the process help real homeless youth in Perth and in Cambodia.

Terence Tao

Top mathematician to talk about cosmic distances

Tuesday, 1 September 2009

One of the world's leading young mathematicians, Professor Terence Tao, will deliver the Clay-Mahler Lecture "Cosmic Distance Ladder" at UWA this Thursday.

Launch of the International Centre for Radio Astronomy

Premier launches $100 million centre to boost megaproject chances

Tuesday, 1 September 2009

In a bid to host the largest scientific project of the early 21st century, Premier Colin Barnett today launched the $100 million International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR)