Student sitting at desk

UWA launches online short courses to meet need for skills

Thursday, 4 June 2020

In response to the challenges many Australians may face finding work in the coming months, The University of Western Australia has launched new online short courses that offer practical skills and experiences across a range of industries.

Julie Lee

Why only half of Australians downloaded the COVIDSafe app

Thursday, 4 June 2020

Australians who have chosen not to download the COVIDSafe app are not as concerned about security and privacy – they just don’t think COVID-19 is severe enough to make them download the app, according to research by The University of Western Australia.

Perth Festival

2020 Impact Report confirms Perth Festival stimulates society on a grand scale

Wednesday, 3 June 2020

Perth Festival is an annual boost to Western Australia’s social wellbeing, economy and hospitality industry, a new report reveals.

Professor Manfred Beilharz

UWA Expert Series - A few daily drops may have the potential to guard against COVID-19

Wednesday, 3 June 2020

Daily low-dose oral interferon in the form of nose drops, lozenges or mouth spray could have a key role to play in protecting pandemic frontline workers by triggering the immune system to constantly run in defence mode, says The University of Western Australia’s pioneering interferon researcher Associate Professor Manfred Beilharz.

Professor Barry Marshall

UWA Expert Series - Barry Marshall confident a COVID-19 vaccine will be developed

Wednesday, 3 June 2020

There is hope future pandemics could be controlled in as little as a few short months if current research projects working on experimental custom-made vaccine technologies are eventually successful, according to The University of Western Australia’s Nobel Laureate and Clinical Professor Barry Marshall.

Eleanor with UWA Albany Director

Scholarship recipient sets her sights on increasing knowledge through science

Wednesday, 3 June 2020

A University of Western Australia student who is passionate about studying the mysteries of the ocean and making science more accessible to the public has been awarded a Friends of UWA Albany Verna Rowbotham Scholarship.

Sean Hood

Awards and achivements - May 2020

Tuesday, 2 June 2020

The University of Western Australia has a continual roll call of awards, scholarships and prizes presented to staff and students.

Wave

New data reveals significance of Perth super storm

Monday, 1 June 2020

Two drifting wave buoys deployed along the coast of Western Australia by researchers at The University of Western Australia have highlighted the significance of Perth’s recent super storm, recording massive waves along 1000km of WA’s coastline. 

Health and medicine

Medical students get support to train in mental health first aid

Friday, 29 May 2020

Up to 8,000 medical students, including those from The University of Western Australia, will get access to mental health first aid training over the next two years under an agreement between the Australian government and Medical Deans Australia and New Zealand.

Galaxy

Astronomers see ‘cosmic ring of fire’, 11 billion years ago

Friday, 29 May 2020

A University of Western Australia scientist is part of a global team of astronomers that have captured an image of a super-rare type of galaxy – described as a “cosmic ring of fire” – as it existed 11 billion years ago.