Risk to Australian primary education being out of touch with world trends in education

Monday, 6 August 2007
Australia’s aspirations to be a world leader in preparing our next generation for active and responsible citizenship would be at risk if

Change of time to NAB chief's address at UWA Symposium

Friday, 3 August 2007

National Australia Bank Chief Executive Officer Ahmed Fahour’s keynote address at The University of Western Australia’s Fulbright

Launch of the UWA Virtual Universe Project

Tuesday, 31 July 2007

The ‘UWA Virtual Universe Project’ will allow anyone, anywhere in the world to walk around the beautiful grounds of The University of Western Australia campus.

UWA School of Computer Science and Software Engineering will this month launch the UWA Virtual Universe Project to coincide with National Science Week. The project is collaboration between PhD student Chris Thorne and School Manager Jay Jay Jegathesan.

New doctors will help growers

Tuesday, 31 July 2007

Juggling work commitments and study has paid off for three University of Western Australia (UWA) post-graduate students who recently completed their theses with the Western Australian Herbicide Resistance Initiative (WAHRI).

David Minkey, Catherine Borger and David Ferris were granted study leave from the Department of Agriculture and Food WA (DAFWA) to complete their PhDs with WAHRI.

Based at the UWA School of Plant Biology, they will soon be awarded doctorates for their research.

UWA students win top science scholarships

Friday, 27 July 2007

Two science students from The University of Western Australia have won prestigious Wentworth Group Scholarships.

The scholarships were awarded for the first time this year by the Wentworth Group of Concerned Scientists, an independent group of eminent Australian scientists concerned with advancing solutions to secure the long-term health of Australia’s land, water and biodiversity.

UWA winners Sarah Arnold, 21, of Darlington, and Tas Thamo, 22, of West Perth, will use their scholarship win for direct mentoring with Wentworth Group scientists.

New era for local timber research

Friday, 27 July 2007

The State Government will usher in a new era for Western Australian research into value-adding local timber products with the launch of the Advanced Timber Concepts Research Centre (ATCRC) today.

WA Forestry Minister Kim Chance said the new research centre had been developed as a joint venture between the Forest Products Commission (FPC) and The University of Western Australia (UWA). It would be located at the Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Visual Arts, on UWA’s Nedlands campus.

Dictatorships ancient and modern – a new UWA public lecture series

Wednesday, 25 July 2007

Dictators, from the Roman general Sulla to Adolf Hitler and beyond, will be the subject of an exciting new series of free public lectures at The University Western Australia during August, September and October 2007.

Beginning on August 1, the series will focus on historical and contemporary dictators, including Sulla, Franco, Hitler and Stalin, along with African dictators and figures in modern fantasy literature.