Gia Parish, Pru Steinerts, Colonel Pam Melroy, Hon Dave Kelly, Aude Viganelles,

UWA scientists part of a new Perth space agency

Tuesday, 18 February 2020

The University of Western Australia is part of a new consortium that will position Perth as a global centre for remote operations in space, where universities and industry will collaborate on space exploration projects such as NASA's Lunar Gateway.


Hackett scholarships help students access tertiary education

Monday, 17 February 2020

The University of Western Australia has welcomed more than 200 students through its new Hackett Scholarship program, which provides financial support to students from regional and metropolitan areas to ease the transition to university.

Irwin Lewis

In memory of Aboriginal trailblazer Irwin Lewis

Friday, 14 February 2020

The University of Western Australia has paid tribute to Irwin Lewis, the first Aboriginal student to attend UWA, who passed away on January 28 at the age of 80.

Dorinda t Hart

Women invited to share their experience surrounding abortion

Tuesday, 11 February 2020

Women who have experienced an abortion are invited to take part in a study into the post-abortion experience. 

Heat stress experiment

High-tech lab goes to sea to find heat resistant corals

Monday, 10 February 2020

Marine scientists are using portable ship-borne aquaria in the search for heat-resistant corals that could survive warming ocean temperatures caused by climate change.


Boomerangs - from an effective tool to a national symbol

Friday, 7 February 2020

The Berndt Museum of Anthropology at The University of Western Australia is pleased to announce its newest exhibition, Boomerang - A National Symbol, which opens on Saturday 8 February 2020.

Bungu image credit Jess Wyld

Perth Festival Lights Up for 2020

Friday, 7 February 2020

Perth Festival’s epic summer celebration of people and place bursts into brilliant life this weekend to welcome everyone to share another fantastic February full of promise and wonder. 

Gwion Gwion rock art figures

Kimberley Gwion Gwion rock art figures dated at 12,000 years

Thursday, 6 February 2020

Archaeologists at The University of Western Australia are part of a national team of researchers that has been able to more accurately date a significant number of the Kimberley’s most remarkable ancient rock art to more than 10,000 years ago.


Statement from the Vice Chancellor - Travel restrictions to mainland China

Sunday, 2 February 2020

On February 1 the Australian Government announced that foreign citizens’ travelling from China would be unable to enter Australia. This means that non-Australian citizens, residents, and their dependents are prevented from entering Australia from mainland China.

Dirk Zeller

Recreational fishers targeting more sharks and rays

Thursday, 30 January 2020

A new study by an international team of scientists including researchers from The University of Western Australia, Universidade Federal de Sergipe in Brazil and the University of British Columbia has revealed an increase in the fishing of threatened sharks and rays.