UWA physicists celebrate advance in search for gravitational waves

Monday, 22 June 2015

An international collaboration of scientists, including a team from The University of Western Australia, has upgraded United States gravitational wave detectors to bring the instruments to sensitivities that are expected to directly detect and measure gravitational waves for the first time. 

Brain Bee students

Australia’s brainiest students put to the test

Friday, 19 June 2015

More than 100 brainy Year 10 students from WA are preparing to compete in the State championships at the Australian Brain Bee Challenge to be held on Tuesday 23 June at The University of Western Australia.


Shark deterrent research reveals interesting results

Wednesday, 17 June 2015

Shark researchers from the Neuroecology Group at The University of Western Australia have released the results of their WA State Government-funded research into the effectiveness of a range of novel and commercial shark deterrents.

Clinical Professor Harvey Coates

Urgent action needed to tackle ear disease in Indigenous children

Monday, 15 June 2015

The recipient of an inaugural award to recognise his outstanding contribution to closing the Indigenous health gap is urging the Federal Government to recognise hearing loss in Indigenous children as a serious problem that needs immediate action.

Dalai Lama

UWA welcomes the Dalai Lama to Perth

Monday, 15 June 2015

The University of Western Australia is delighted to have welcomed the enlightening and internationally respected figure, His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet, who today spoke at UWA on ‘The importance of Education’.

Lisa Wood and Bella

Pets help owners meet people and make friends

Monday, 15 June 2015

Pets play an important role in developing healthy neighbourhoods by helping their owners to meet people, make friends and even gain emotional and practical support from these friendships, according to researchers at The University of Western Australia.

Dalai Lama

Dalai Lama to visit UWA

Friday, 12 June 2015

The UWA Student Guild is pleased to welcome His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet, who will speak at UWA on the importance of education on Monday 15 June.

Scholarship recipient Mark Musulin

Clough scholarships encourage next generation of talented engineers

Thursday, 11 June 2015

Two of The University of Western Australia’s (UWA) most promising engineering students, Elizabeth Duguid and Mark Musulin, have been awarded Clough Engineering Scholarships to complete their Masters in Professional Engineering.

Kate Leeming

UWA graduate to cycle across Antarctica

Thursday, 11 June 2015

Five years after becoming the first woman to cycle 22,000 kilometres across Africa from west to east, adventurer Kate Leeming is preparing to tackle her greatest challenge – to be the first person to cycle across Antarctica via the South Pole.

Professor Wallace Cowling

Small changes have large benefits for crop breeding

Tuesday, 9 June 2015

Researchers from The University of Western Australia have developed a new method for breeding crops that will improve the potential for long-term, sustainable genetic improvement.