UWA welcomes 15th Chancellor

Friday, 2 February 2018

The Honourable Robert French AC has been formally installed as the 15th Chancellor of The University of Western Australia.

Joel Haywood

Scientists reveal double life of sunflower enzyme

Thursday, 1 February 2018

Scientists have explained how a protein-cutting enzyme can join the ends of proteins together, creating protein circles; a finding with immediate applications in producing therapeutic drug treatments that is published in a study in the open access journal eLife.

UWA congratulates recipients of Australia Day Honours

Monday, 29 January 2018

Olympic gold medallist Rechelle Hawkes was among 15 graduates and two staff members of The University of Western Australia recognised in this year’s Australia Day Honours List.

Forrest scholars

Students awarded prestigious Forrest Scholarships

Thursday, 25 January 2018

 Six students will fly in from around the world to accept prestigious 2018 Forrest Scholarships at The University of Western Australia, Curtin University and Edith Cowan University, made possible by the generosity of the Forrest Research Foundation.


Research finds Vitamin D is important for respiratory health

Thursday, 25 January 2018

A new study carried out by The University of Western Australia, the Busselton Health Study and Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital has found Vitamin D deficiency can contribute to poor respiratory functioning and health in middle-aged adults. 

Wendy Erber and Kathy Fuller

Researchers discover new way to monitor leukaemia

Wednesday, 24 January 2018

Researchers at The University of Western Australia have invented a new, highly sensitive way of monitoring leukaemia cells in the blood. The research, published in the journal METHODS, describes the new technique that can detect genetic changes inside the leukaemia cell.

Perth Festival Writers Week

Program announced for Perth Festival Writers Week

Friday, 19 January 2018

Dine with Miles Franklin Prize winners, visit notorious Perth crime scenes, learn how to ‘read’ a dress, enjoy the narrative power of VR technology or take a ride with the kids in a storytelling Kombi van.

Australian flag

Australia Day : it's complicated

Friday, 19 January 2018

Coinciding with the fireworks and backyard barbeques, a national debate often rages over the history and meaning of Australia Day.


The rise of turfs - flattening of global kelp forests

Thursday, 18 January 2018

Research published today into the state of kelp forests around the world shows they are being degraded into flat seascapes carpeted by short, unwanted turf-algae – and the Western Australian coastline is one of the worst-affected areas.

Fish eye

Shark declines can lead to fish with smaller eyes and tails

Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Scientists at The University of Western Australia have discovered evidence of body shape changes in fish due to shark population declines from overfishing.