Hobbits may be human, says researchers

Wednesday, 5 March 2008

Researchers from RMIT University and The University of Western Australia have put forward a new theory for the origins of the hobbit-like fossils found on the Indonesian island of Flores, suggesting their primitive features are the result of environmental nutritional deficiency.

UWA named women's employer of choice

Tuesday, 4 March 2008

The University of Western Australia has been named a National Employer of Choice for Women for the seventh consecutive year.

The Federal Government's Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace Agency (EOWA) made the announcement today.

The University has made the list every year since the award was first offered to Australian employers in 2002. Six pre-requisites were added to the selection process this year, making the award even more competitive.

UWA media contacts

Tuesday, 4 March 2008

The University of Western Australia has appointed Janine MacDonald as University Media Manager.  Janine has a strong journalistic background based on experience in the media locally and on the east coast of Australia.  She has also worked for some years with the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission in Sydney.

International academic appointed new UWA Dean

Monday, 3 March 2008

An eminent international soil microbiologist has been appointed to lead The University of Western Australia's Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences.

Mitsui commits $150,000 towards future WA business leaders

Friday, 29 February 2008

Teaching and research activities in Western Australia have received a boost with the announcement of a $150,000 donation from Mitsui & Co (Australia) Ltd and Mitsui Iron Ore Development Pty Ltd to The University of Western Australia.

UWA welcomes funding for its scientific endeavours

Friday, 29 February 2008

The University of Western Australia has welcomed the State Government's recognition of the key role its scientists play in the bid for one of the biggest science projects of the 21st century.

UWA team named Google "Champions of the Earth"

Wednesday, 27 February 2008

A team from The University of Western Australia has been named by internet giant Google the "Champions of the Earth" after their win in Google SketchUp's "Build your Campus in 3D Competition".

New season of community music classes and concerts starts at UWA

Wednesday, 27 February 2008

The University of Western Australia's School of Music is committed to bringing music into the community with a new season of musical concerts and classes beginning soon.

UWA program to boost numbers of country doctors and dentists

Wednesday, 27 February 2008

A program that is in its eighth year at The University of Western Australia's Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences aims at boosting the numbers of doctors and dentists in WA's rural and remote areas by recruiting students from the regions.

Rural students achieve success

Monday, 25 February 2008

One in four students offered places to study medicine at The University of Western Australia this year will come from a rural background.