Child being vaccinated

Governments urged to adopt compensation for rare vaccine injury

Tuesday, 30 April 2019

Research led by The University of Western Australia has found that that most countries with mandatory childhood vaccination policies don’t have no-fault vaccine injury compensation schemes to care for rare victims of vaccines.

Rajeev Varshney in chickpea field

Breakthrough in high-yield drought-resilient chickpeas

Tuesday, 30 April 2019

A global study led by the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) and involving scientists from The University of Western Australia has identified genes that can be used to develop drought and heat tolerant chickpeas.

Professor Dawn Freshwater

Times Higher Education interview with Professor Dawn Freshwater

Wednesday, 24 April 2019

This article is reprinted with the permission of Times Higher Education. It was published online on Thursday 18 April 2019.

Tim Ungar

Tim Ungar appointed Chair of Perth Festival Board

Wednesday, 17 April 2019

Perth businessman Tim Ungar has been appointed Chair of Perth Festival. Mr Ungar, who has been board member of Perth Festival since July 2015, succeeds John Barrington to Chair Australia's longest-running international arts festival.

Ocean rubbish

What's happened to all the plastic rubbish in the Indian Ocean?

Wednesday, 17 April 2019

Researchers at The University of Western Australia have found that although the Indian Ocean is the world’s biggest dumping ground for plastic waste, nobody seems to know where it goes.

Classroom

Study analyses education and employment prospects for disadvantaged

Tuesday, 16 April 2019

A study led by The University of Western Australia and funded by the National Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education (NCSEHE) has found improvements for the disadvantaged in accessing a tertiary education, but there are still challenges that lie ahead in the job market.

Australian ocean research

UWA part of a new era of Australian ocean research

Tuesday, 16 April 2019

The University of Western Australia will be at the forefront of a new era of research into the ‘blue economy’, following the announcement of Australia’s biggest Cooperative Research Centre (CRC).

Year 12 Indigenous students

UWA program to encourage year 12 Indigenous students

Friday, 12 April 2019

Indigenous Year 12 students from around the state will attend a leadership seminar at The University of Western Australia. The seminar, organised by UWA’s School of Indigenous Studies, aims to encourage Year 12s to further their education at tertiary level.

Paul Flatau

Charities struggle to measure outcomes

Thursday, 11 April 2019

Research led by The University of Western Australia's Centre for Social Impact and funded by the Bankwest Foundation has found a gulf exists between the expectation of not-for-profit groups and charities to measure their outcomes, and the funding available to do so.

Diseased knee

New therapy needed for two forms of painful joint condition

Wednesday, 10 April 2019

A new collaborative study led by The University of Western Australia has found that a painful joint condition called arthrofibrosis that can result from traumatic injury or surgery may come in two forms which should be treated separately.