Bottle nosed dolphins

Dolphin name game reveals complex relationships

Friday, 8 June 2018

Researchers from The University of Western Australia have discovered male bottlenose dolphins can retain individual vocal labels, or “names”, to help recognise friends and rivals in their social network, much like humans.

UWA improves ranking among world's best universities

Thursday, 7 June 2018

The University of Western Australia has climbed two places in the 2019 QS World University Rankings, rising to 91. The University has improved seven places over the past three years.

Dental patient

Research finds divide in dental health accessibility between city and regional areas

Tuesday, 5 June 2018

A University of Western Australia study has found that although the number of dentists in rural and remote areas increased in recent years, it is still not keeping apace with the growth in demand and there is still a divide between access to dental treatment in cities compared to regional areas.

Blood test

New test can predict diabetic kidney disease before it occurs

Monday, 4 June 2018

A new test developed by researchers from The University of Western Australia that can reliably predict the onset of diabetic kidney disease up to four years in advance has been given the green light for use.

Role of kelp forests in mitigating climate change under threat

Role of kelp forests in mitigating climate change under threat

Monday, 4 June 2018

A global study led by a team from The University of Western Australia and the Marine Biological Association of the UK has found that kelp forests take in more than twice the amount of carbon dioxide than previously thought, which can help mitigate the impact of climate change.

Dr Valentina Voigt

Common virus in eyes causes longlasting inflamation

Friday, 1 June 2018

Researchers at the Lions Eye Institute (LEI) affiliated with The University of Western Australia have discovered that contrary to expectations, a common virus triggers long-lasting inflammation in the eyes of hosts with a healthy immune system.

VC and students

Pilbara students get an insight into university life

Friday, 1 June 2018

More than 400 high school students in the Pilbara have had a taste of university life as staff from The University of Western Australia visited the North-West.

Fruit flies

Fussy fruit flies can detect bad genes

Friday, 1 June 2018

Researchers at The University of Western Australia have demonstrated the sexual attractiveness of male fruit flies isn’t just about how big they are or how nice they smell; it’s also about how many mutations they carry. 

Professor Stephen Smith

Professor Stephen Smith appointed to Resources 2030 Taskforce

Thursday, 31 May 2018

UWA Public Policy Institute’s Advisory Board Chair, Professor Stephen Smith, has been appointed to the Australian Government’s Resources 2030 Taskforce.

Maxim

Awards and Achievements - May 2018

Tuesday, 29 May 2018

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