Optometry

New course to tackle growing eye disease among Australians

Wednesday, 11 March 2020

Next year, The University of Western Australia will offer the State’s first and only Doctor of Optometry degree to tackle an increase in eye complications from chronic diseases and conditions suffered by millions of Australians.

Marine heatwaves

New study reveals hidden impact of marine heatwaves

Monday, 9 March 2020

A new study by an international team of researchers including The University of Western Australia reveals the worst marine heatwave ever recorded off Western Australia was responsible for a massive loss of genetic diversity in underwater forests.

Saba Saheli, Roger Cook and Tim Colmer

WA patients to benefit from medical research boost

Friday, 6 March 2020

Western Australia's medical innovation and research capabilities have received a substantial boost with $2.5 million from Lotterywest.

Wheat

Genetic diversity improves yield in hybrid crop varieties

Thursday, 5 March 2020

Researchers from The University of Western Australia’s Institute of Agriculture and University of Edinburgh’s Roslin Institute have discovered that high levels of genetic diversity and dominant genes in grain crops such as wheat, barley or rice leads to the production of greater yields in hybrid varieties.

Perth Biodesign 2019 cohort

UWA initiative supports healthcare innovation and early stage entrepreneurs

Thursday, 5 March 2020

Healthcare innovation in Western Australia has received a boost under a new initiative that will help Australia’s brightest minds in medicine, business, research and engineering develop into medtech entrepreneurs and early stage start-ups.

UWA

UWA achieves strong results in QS Rankings

Wednesday, 4 March 2020

The University of Western Australia achieved outstanding results in the 2020 QS World University Rankings by Subject Area, maintaining its top ranking in the State with the highest number of subjects ranked in the top 100 globally. The QS Rankings ranked 1,368 universities globally. 

Prof Karol Miller

Awards and achievements - February 2020

Tuesday, 3 March 2020

The University of Western Australia has a continual roll call of awards, scholarships and prizes presented to staff and students.

Associate Professor Britta Bienen

Researcher awarded national medal for engineering science

Tuesday, 3 March 2020

The University of Western Australia’s Associate Professor Britta Bienen has been awarded the prestigious John Booker Medal in Engineering Science for her contribution towards improving the safety and reliability of offshore foundations.

Lee Nedkoff

Aboriginal Australians at greater risk of stroke

Tuesday, 3 March 2020

Aboriginal Australians under 60 years of age who suffer from atrial fibrillation are three times more likely to experience a stroke than non-Aboriginal patients, according to a new study by The University of Western Australia.

Bremer Canyon sponges

Deep-sea coral gardens discovered in canyons off Australia's South West

Friday, 28 February 2020

Stunning ‘gardens’ of deep-sea corals have been discovered in the Bremer Canyon Marine Park by Australian and international scientists during an oceanographic expedition aboard Schmidt Ocean Institute’s R/V Falkor.