The University of Western Australia has been ranked first in WA in the subjects of Business & Economics, Social Sciences, and Education in the global Times Higher Education World University Rankings by subject, released today....[Read more]
A study led by The University of Western Australia has compared different mandatory vaccination policies across five countries – Australia, France, Germany, Italy, and the US (the states of California and Washington) – to better understand the conditions informing the adoption of the policies and how they motivate people to vaccinate....[Read more]
The University of Western Australia Vice-Chancellor Professor Dawn Freshwater has welcomed the release of the International Student Barometer 2018, which showed significant improvements in students’ reported satisfaction....[Read more]
An expert in prisoner health from The University of Western Australia is calling for the Federal Government to stop excluding prisoners from Medicare and the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) to improve health outcomes and ‘Close the Gap’ for Aboriginal people....[Read more]
Many of us started learning by counting on our fingers – and
sometimes on our toes too. Today’s computers are very good at doing
this simple counting very quickly.
But, as you can discover at The University of Western Australia next
week, future computers are likely to use the strange properties of
quantum mechanics – such as objects being in two places at once – to
solve problems that are impossible with conventional computers.
Like playing chess, outwitting annual ryegrass, a major weed in WA
which can develop resistance to more than one herbicide at a time,
requires constant vigilance and a strategic approach.
Farmers now have a greater understanding of the value of pasture
phases for controlling herbicide-resistant annual ryegrass in low to
medium rainfall areas, thanks to Graeme Doole from the School of
Agricultural and Resource Economics, Institute of Agriculture, at The
University of Western Australia (UWA).
Noongar people who are descendants of some of the earliest
inhabitants of south-western Australia are learning about the lives
their ancestors might have led, with help from a team of archaeologists
at The University of Western Australia.
Dr Joe Dortch from UWA is part of an Australian Research Council
linkage project to explore the ways Noongar people have changed the
landscape over the past 6000 years.
A wealth of experiences, from returning to a war-torn Yugoslavia
that his parents had left in the 1970s to working with Aboriginal
communities, have helped shape the strong moral convictions and
commitment to human rights that characterise University of WA graduate
Daniel Vujcich, who has been selected as the 2008 Rhodes Scholar for
New cancer treatments that are much less toxic to the patient have
resulted from the latest research into the complexity of the disease.
In the last few years, scientists and doctors have found that tiny
chemical tags in our bodies, which researchers call ‘ghosts’,
accumulate over time and turn genes on or off.
Stanford University plays host to SymbioticA’s co-founder and
Artistic Director Oron Catts, and Academic Co-ordinator Ionat Zurr, for
four weeks, in an exciting, ground-breaking, and innovative exchange
between Stanford University and The University of Western Australia.
San Francisco is showcasing SymbioticA’s highly acclaimed research
group the Tissue Culture & Art Project’s latest artwork, NoArk.
Held at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, BioTechnique features an
international selection of artworks that have been “grown” rather than
One of Australia’s leading scholars of Australian Studies will give
a free public lecture at The University of Western Australia on
Wednesday (October 31) on what it means to think and write as
Professor Peter Beilharz, Professor in Sociology and Australian
Studies at La Trobe University, will present his lecture Rewriting
Australia in which he asks whether Australians are the bearers of a
strong national narrative, or whether we rather tell stories governed
by closer spheres of colony, city and region. He also considerers the
Most of them own a mobile and a computer, they’re often logged on
24/7, they usually have their own blog and a 2007 survey of Australian
employers found they’re bad spellers, don’t bother with grammar and
have little understanding of how to behave at work.
The breadth of scientific research talent within The University of
Western Australia has been confirmed with the announcement of Professor
David Blair as Western Australian Scientist of the Year, Dr Kristen
Nowak as Western Australian Young Scientist of the Year and Professor
Paul McMenamin winning the Excellence in Science Teaching Award.
Premier Alan Carpenter last night announced the winners of the
Premier’s Science Awards, which recognise outstanding achievements in
Western Australian science.