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Culture of innovation key to knowledge economies

Tuesday, 10 November 2009

Universities must foster a culture of innovation in order to build the knowledge economies that are vital to growth in the Asia Pacific region, leading international academics said today.

Mimura Akio

Warning by steel producer against oligopolies

Tuesday, 10 November 2009

The Chairman of one of the world's largest steel producers has warned of the serious implications of oligopolies in the resources industry.

Desmond King

Innovation required in meeting future energy demand

Tuesday, 10 November 2009

Meeting future demand for energy, particularly in non-OECD countries, would require innovative approaches across a range of energy sources, the In the Zone conference at The University of Western Australia was told today. 

Foreign investment concerns unfounded

Monday, 9 November 2009

Concerns about levels of direct foreign investment in Australia, particularly by China, needed to be put in perspective, the Hon Julie Bishop MP, Federal Deputy Opposition Leader and Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs, said today.

Green tea

Australia and China should build greater understanding

Monday, 9 November 2009

The relationship between Australia and China requires a focus on mutual understanding if it is to continue to yield benefits for both countries, according to experts at the In The Zone conference at The University of Western Australia.

Dr Philip Lowe

Asian financial strength augurs well for Australia

Monday, 9 November 2009

The Asian region had been largely insulated from the Global Financial Crisis (GFC) and would aggressively outperform other global economies in the medium term, financial experts at the inaugural In The Zone conference at The University of Western Australia said today.

Dr Bruce Robinson

Opportunity for Australia to play a leading role in disaster management

Monday, 9 November 2009

A leading international medical researcher has issued a challenge for Perth to develop a southern hemisphere version of the US-based Centre for Diseases Control and Prevention (CDC).

Rob Greenhalgh

UWA man wins work safety award

Monday, 9 November 2009

A staff member at The University of Western Australia has won one of only two individual awards in this year's Work Safety Awards Western Australia.

REV car

UWA showcases engineering research and innovation

Monday, 9 November 2009

Cutting-edge projects in areas such as bushfire prediction technology, a regenerative braking system for an electric car and waste-to-energy technology are just some of the displays at The University of Western Australia's Engineering Foundation Research and Innovation Showcase this Wednesday, November 11.

Australia working hard to build a strong regional community

Monday, 9 November 2009

Shifts in geostrategic influence would continue and provide Western Australia with increasing opportunities to partner with countries in the Asian zone, according to Senator Chris Evans, Federal Minister for Immigration and Citizenship.