Dementia brain

UWA awarded $2.2m in national funding to fight dementia

Monday, 19 October 2015

Four researchers at The University of Western Australia have received $2.2 million in Federal Government funding to tackle the causes and impacts of dementia – the second-leading cause of death in Australia behind heart disease.


Research offers new insight into light detection in vertebrates

Friday, 16 October 2015

Research carried out by scientists from The University of Western Australia, the University of Oxford and University College London will help better understand how light detection works in vertebrates.

WABSI opening

New biodiversity science institute for Western Australia

Friday, 16 October 2015

The Western Australian Biodiversity Science Institute (WABSI) has officially opened at The University of Western Australia, with the aim to bring together a database for information about WA’s enormous variety of animals and plants.

Professor Eric May

Redefining temperature with precision lasers

Friday, 16 October 2015

A team of Australian scientists has produced a precision laser device that creates an accurate international standard for temperature.

UWA Associate Professor Julian Heng

New research on childhood brain disorders

Thursday, 15 October 2015

A team of researchers from the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research, headed by UWA Associate Professor Julian Heng, has been awarded a grant to investigate the role of genetic mutations in childhood brain disorders.   

Sir James Cruthers

Passing of Sir James Cruthers

Wednesday, 14 October 2015

The University of Western Australia community is saddened to hear about the passing of Sir James Cruthers at the age of 90.

Julian Donaldson

Julian Donaldson to step down as PIAF General Manager

Wednesday, 14 October 2015

Perth International Arts Festival (PIAF) has paid tribute to outgoing General Manager Julian Donaldson who is stepping down after 10 years in the role.


Rare spearheads uncovered on Rottnest Island

Wednesday, 14 October 2015

Staff and students from The University of Western Australia’s School of Indigenous Studies have made a surprise discovery on an excursion to Rottnest Island (Wadjemup), uncovering a rare nineteenth century glass spearhead.

UWA's award winning students

Students excel in State Government housing design competition

Monday, 12 October 2015

Twelve students from The University of Western Australia (UWA) are part of teams that came first, second and third in the State Government’s inaugural [design] ability Affordable Housing Design Competition, announced last week.

Homeward Bound

Four UWA researchers among chosen few for Antarctica tour

Friday, 9 October 2015

When Amanda Blythe, Sandra Kerbler, Ghislaine Platell and Melinda Fitzgerald decided to pursue a career in science at The University of Western Australia, they had no idea they would be among 78 women from around the globe selected to take part in a 21-day boat trip and adventure of a lifetime to Antarctica.