Exhibition takes new look at age-related issues

Monday, 11 May 2015

A picture paints a thousand words and a new photographic exhibition aims to stimulate and challenge misinformed assumptions and unexplored stereotypes linked to ageing.

Paul Johnson

Message from the Vice-Chancellor on the Australian Consensus Centre

Friday, 8 May 2015

In early April The University of Western Australia announced it had secured $4 million in Federal Government funding to establish an Australia Consensus Centre to undertake detailed economic cost benefit analysis into many of Australia’s, and the world’s, biggest challenges.


Whitefly research team

Inspired students make Incite finals

Friday, 8 May 2015

Helping to feed the world may seem like the province of agricultural research, but it is also the challenge of academic and student researchers at The University of Western Australia working in computational biology and information technology – and an enthusiastic team of undergraduates recently made it into the finals of the Incite Awards run by the WA Information Technology and Telecommunications Alliance.

Sunflower protein 'scissors' provide sunny news for medicine

Friday, 8 May 2015

Scientists have discovered an extraordinary protein-cutting enzyme that has also evolved to glue proteins together, a finding that may be valuable in the production of therapeutic drugs.

Dr Melody Miolin

Medical placement program offers new hope for rural communities

Wednesday, 6 May 2015

Medical students from the Rural Clinical School (RCSWA) at The University of Western Australia are more likely to work in remote locations after graduating, a recent report has shown, which is having a positive impact on  rural and remote communities that often struggle to gain access to medical practitioners.

Positive outlook for WA's farming system groups

Wednesday, 6 May 2015

Local, community-based farming system groups are more readily able to serve the specific information needs of farmers, than large, geographically dispersed groups.  They are also more effective at engaging members in group activities, according to a study conducted by researchers from The University of Western Australia.

UWA launches a new brand for a new century

Wednesday, 6 May 2015

The University of Western Australia is unveiling a bold new brand to reflect its place as a contemporary place of teaching, learning and research, and a global hub of excellence.

Andrew Styan awarded $35,000 Dr Harold Schenberg art prize

Tuesday, 5 May 2015

The prestigious $35,000 Dr Harold Schenberg Art Prize, a bequest to The University of Western Australia, has been awarded to emerging, mature-age graduate Andrew Styan for his work The Bell Buoy.

Zoe Bush

2015 Ciara Glennon Scholarship awarded

Tuesday, 5 May 2015

A final-year Law/Arts student with a passion for social justice and particularly Indigenous issues has been awarded this year’s Ciara Glennon Memorial Law Scholarship.

Professor Paul Johnson, Vice-Chancellor of The University of Western Australia

UWA's In The Zone to travel to Jakarta

Friday, 1 May 2015

The highly successful In the Zone forum will next year be held in Jakarta as well as Perth, The University of Western Australia announced today.