Winthrop Hall

Unis deliver economic boost as well as skills

Tuesday, 21 August 2018

This editorial by UWA Vice-Chancellor Professor Dawn Freshwater appeared in The West Australian newspaper on 21 August 2018.

How do you measure and what counts as success? For some, it is reasonably easy – sales figures and KPIs achieved, meeting budget and other industry standard indicators of performance. But until now there has been no definitive measure of the dollar-figure contribution our top universities make to the community.

Aspire UWA

Program to help Peel students succeed at university gets a boost

Monday, 20 August 2018

The University of Western Australia has received more than half-a-million dollars for a program that will encourage more high school students in the Peel region to strive for a tertiary education.

Australian VC calls for free speech principles after controversial event cancelled

Friday, 17 August 2018

An Australian vice-chancellor has called for universities to adopt a sectoral position on free speech, after her university cancelled a controversial address on safety grounds. 

Paul Flatau

Program finds stable housing for 60 per cent of homeless participants within one year

Friday, 17 August 2018

A research report into a program delivered by the Sacred Heart Mission to move chronically homeless people in Melbourne into stable housing, has found 60 per cent of homeless participants were able to be housed within one year. 

UWA

Australian Family Association Event

Friday, 17 August 2018

In reference to the Australian Family Association event which was scheduled to be hosted on the UWA campus on Friday 17 August and at which Dr Quentin Van Meter and Mr Patrick Byrne were to speak, the booking has been voided due to non-compliance with UWA’s venue hire policy.

Professor David Blair inducted into the WA Science Hall of Fame

Thursday, 16 August 2018

 Leading UWA physicist Emeritus Professor David Blair who played a key role in the discovery of gravitational waves, confirming a major prediction of Albert Einstein, was last night inducted into the WA Science Hall of Fame at the Premier’s Science Awards 2018 ceremony.

Fifty per cent of cardiovascular patients suffer from multiple diseases

Wednesday, 15 August 2018

New research led by The University of Western Australia has revealed that one in two patients admitted to hospital with a cardiovascular disease is suffering from multiple chronic medical conditions which required complex treatment. The rate was significantly higher among Aboriginal people, affecting three in four patients.

UWA counted among top 100 in the world

UWA counted among top 100 in the world

Wednesday, 15 August 2018

The University of Western Australia has retained its position as a top 100 university in The Academic Ranking of World Universities for 2018, released today.

Professor David Mackey

$6 million federal funding boost for medical research

Tuesday, 14 August 2018

Researchers at The University of Western Australia have received $6 million in Federal Government funding to tackle issues ranging from diabetes to stillbirth, heart health, eye disease and the mental health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander LGBTIQ+ young people.

Report highlights $66.4 billion impact of universities

Tuesday, 14 August 2018

A new report released today reveals Australia’s eight leading universities, including The University of Western Australia, contributed an estimated $66.4 billion to the Australian economy in 2016.