Drought

Experts warn Australia at risk from drought, rising water levels

Friday, 28 February 2020

Leading water and coastal engineering experts from The University of Western Australia warn one of the biggest risks facing Australia is water security, with some regional towns experiencing water shortage to the point where they are unable to respond to bushfires and coastal areas at risk from rising sea levels.  

Fish catches

Illicit seafood trade costing up to $26 billion each year

Thursday, 27 February 2020

Up to 14 million tonnes of unreported fish catches are being traded illicitly every year, costing the legitimate market between $14 and $26 billion in trade annually, researchers from The University of Western Australia and the University of British Columbia have found.

Clarice Antero and Hayden Hunt with Whoosh bikes

RAC partnership offers new ways to ‘whoosh’ around UWA campus

Thursday, 27 February 2020

The University of Western Australia has partnered with RAC to launch a new multi-mode transport service – making it the first university in WA to offer a broad range of convenient and environmentally friendly ways to get around campus.

Natayla Beer providing motivation to a person using a spin bike

How exercise conditions can shape post-workout food intake

Thursday, 27 February 2020

People who incorporate sprints into their exercise may be more likely to make healthier food choices after their workout, according to a new study by The University of Western Australia and James Cook University. 

Education awards

UWA's top teachers recognised in Australian Awards for University Teaching

Tuesday, 25 February 2020

Four academics from The University of Western Australia have been presented with awards to recognise their innovative and engaging contributions to student education in the 2020 Australian Awards for University Teaching.

Dr Andrew Guzzomi

Australian farmers to reap rewards from weed chipper

Monday, 24 February 2020

The University of Western Australia has partnered with a WA-based manufacturing company to commercialise an award-winning mechanical weed chipper that serves as a ground-breaking alternative to the use of herbicides for weed management in large scale cropping operations.

Athena SWAN

UWA recognised for gender diversity and equity in STEMM

Friday, 21 February 2020

The University of Western Australia is one of 11 organisations to be awarded an internationally recognised Athena SWAN Bronze Award last night for its commitment to gender diversity in the STEMM subjects of science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine.  

CA qualification

Accounting degree incorporating CA qualification gives students a head start

Friday, 21 February 2020

Students enrolled in the Master of Professional Accounting at The University of Western Australia will now be able to complete the professional requirements of the Charted Accountants (CA) qualification as part of their degree, in a move that will set students apart in the job market.

James Walker

Engineering scholarship recipient sails off to Germany

Thursday, 20 February 2020

An engineering graduate from The University of Western Australia who is passionate about marine engineering is heading to Bremen, Germany, after being offered an opportunity to work with shipbuilding company Lürssen.

Federico

New technology to speed up the development of more resilient crops

Wednesday, 19 February 2020

A research collaboration led by The University of Western Australia has created a new technique that speeds up the development of seeds, producing better quality and more abundant pulse crops.