UWA awarded $2.4 million to help disadvantaged students

Thursday, 11 December 2008

The University of Western Australia has been awarded $2.4 million to help disadvantaged students from the Pilbara and the outer Perth metropolitan area to achieve their dreams of a university education. 

Malaria breakthrough after four years' research

Wednesday, 10 December 2008

The results of more than four years' research involving almost 3,000 Papua New Guinean children aged from six months to five years - a collaborative effort between The University of Western Australia and the Papua New Guinea Institute of Medical Research - have been published in The New England Journal of Medicine.

Success of graphic meth ads questioned by UWA study

Wednesday, 10 December 2008

An independent review investigating the effectiveness of a publicly funded graphic anti-methamphetamine advertising campaign in the United States has found that the campaign has been associated with many negative outcomes, including increases in the acceptability of drug use.  

International experts to map Perth's liveability on global scale

Tuesday, 9 December 2008

The University of Western Australia (UWA) and the Committee for Perth have teamed up to appoint two international experts to lead a project benchmarking the liveability of Perth and its global connectedness. 

Jorg Imberger wins WA's top Science Award

Friday, 5 December 2008

Professor Jorg Imberger has been named Western Australian Scientist of the Year in the Premier's Science Awards. 

Plant expert's role spreads

Wednesday, 3 December 2008

The role of The University of Western Australia's authority on all aspects of herbicide resistance from basic biochemical understanding of how plants develop resistance to practical management on-farm, has been expanded. 

Chance for schools to point and click at stars

Wednesday, 3 December 2008

Anyone who enjoyed this week's ‘smiley face' in the sky - the upturned waxing crescent moon ‘mouth' with its two eyes, Jupiter and Venus - would probably love to own a revolutionary device that allows you to point and click at stars, planets and constellations to learn more about them. 

The UWA Business School attracts international Professorial Chair

Tuesday, 2 December 2008

Woodside's sponsorship of the UWA Business School is gaining traction.  The recent appointment of internationally-renowned Professor, David Day, as the Woodside Professor in Leadership and Management is a key element in the joint strategy to invest in improving the business and commercial skills of university graduates as well as currently employed managers and executives.  

UWA students win $7000 for on-the-job training

Tuesday, 2 December 2008

Students from The University of Western Australia have won more than half the 15 Science and Innovation Studentship Awards on offer from the State Department of Industry and Resources. 

Sculptor commemorates public health benefactor

Tuesday, 2 December 2008

The bronze bust of a woman who donated one million pounds (in today's terms $40,000,000) to medical research at The University of Western Australia was unveiled in the University's Winthrop Hall today.