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National Mining Games

2014 Sandvik National Mining Games come to UWA

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

The 2014 Sandvik National Mining Games will be held in Perth for the first time this Friday and Saturday at The University of Western Australia's Crawley campus.

Julie Weeks

Vet takes up Latin as ‘dead’ language comes alive

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Julie Weekes has been a lawyer and works part-time as a vet, but she's back at The University of Western Australia studying for a third career change - this time one that revolves around her first love, ancient languages.

Professor Jacqueline Batley

Australian agriculture builds on world expertise

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

One of the world’s leading institutes for agricultural research has just added another international expert to its stable of scientists working to breed more resilient crops and increase Australia’s primary industry competitiveness.

Students outside Winthrop Hall

UWA awarded Five Stars Plus rating

Monday, 11 August 2014

The University of Western Australia is one of only 10 universities worldwide to be awarded a "Five Stars Plus" rating in the QS Stars University Ratings.

Dr Harold Clough AO OBE

UWA honours Engineering, Computing and Mathematics Alumni

Friday, 8 August 2014

The University of Western Australia's Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics recognised the contributions of two leading alumni at its Inaugural Alumni Achievement Awards on Friday 8 August. 

Keynote speaker Terry Hill, of DAFWA

Record numbers at The UWA Institute of Agriculture's Industry Forum

Thursday, 7 August 2014

The University of Western Australia's Institute of Agriculture (IOA) has hosted its largest Industry Forum since the annual event began eight years ago.  The packed presence was largely to do with currency of the topic ‘Potential for food production in northern Western Australia'.

Illustration of brain

Could your brain be reprogrammed to work better?

Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Researchers from The University of Western Australia have shown that electromagnetic stimulation can alter brain organisation which may make your brain work better.

Save The Children book sale celebrates 50 years at UWA

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

From humble beginnings in 1964 when the University branch of Save the Children Australia raised £101 through its first book sale at The University of Western Australia, this year's sale is expected to raise almost $300,000.

Hackett Professor Kadambot Siddique, Mahmudur Rahman and Professor William Erski

Lentils provide breakthrough in disease prevention

Monday, 4 August 2014

A PhD student has made a significant breakthrough in preventing a global deficiency of the essential mineral and micronutrient in humans called selenium, which has been linked to the possible incidence of some diseases, including some cancers, viral infections, suppression of HIV progression to AIDS, heart disease and male infertility.

Microscope in a needle team

Microscope in a needle an award finalist

Friday, 1 August 2014

The world's smallest microscope - which can fit into a needle and is capable of detecting cancer cells often missed by surgeons - has earned its inventors at The University of Western Australia a place in the finals of the 2014 WA Innovator of the Year Awards.