Researchers from The University of Western Australia in collaboration with the University of Liverpool, the Natural History Museum, London, and the University of Malaysia, Sabah, have discovered termites play a critical role in helping tropical rainforest plants survive drought....[Read more]
International headliners prize-winning Nigerian author and poet Ben Okri (below) and Canadian author of Washington Black, Esi Edugyan, will be joined by more than 100 writers, poets and journalists at this year’s Perth Festival Writers Week which runs between 18 - 24 February 2019....[Read more]
Researchers from The University of Western Australia have conducted a study that has found young women who start having periods early and often have a high body mass index are more prone to cardiovascular problems later in life such as heart disease, stroke and diabetes....[Read more]
A biopsy needle that can help surgeons identify and avoid blood vessels in the brain during surgery has undergone initial tests in humans by a research team from The University of Western Australia, The University of Adelaide and Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital....[Read more]
As our thoughts turn to the excitement and fun of the festive season, Young Lives Matter Foundation-UWA is reminding people to stay closely connected to loved ones, especially those who struggle with mental health....[Read more]
Students who study a language other than English at high school will be given bonus Tertiary Entrance Aggregate (TEA) points under a new system being established at The University of Western Australia.
Four in ten babies in Australia will develop asthma or allergies due to a dramatic incidence in these diseases over the last 20 to 30 years and researchers at The University of Western Australia are hoping a safe, simple, natural dietary supplement - fish oil - may hold the key to prevention.
When J.R.R. Tolkien wrote his high fantasy classics The Hobbit and the three-volume The Lord of the Rings, works that are among the world's most popular 20th century fiction, he could not have imagined what scientists of the early 21st century would invent - a new fellowship of the ring.
Professor Denise Chalmers, an internationally respected figure in academic development with expertise in tertiary teaching and learning, has been appointed Director of The University of Western Australia's Centre for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning (CATL).
Academics at The University of Western Australia have discovered that our visual system can estimate number, just as it can guess size or speed. And they believe we see number in the same way we see colour and shape, and that other species, even bees, can do so too.
From 1991, academics from The University of Western Australia consistently predicted the location of the wrecks of HMAS Sydney and HSK Kormoran to within a few nautical miles of where they were found days ago.
More than 100 of the State's brightest students will be awarded scholarships to study at The University of Western Australia, at a ceremony in UWA's Winthrop Hall at 6.30pm this Sunday, March 16, 2008.