In The Zone conference

In The Zone: The Blue Zone Conference

Thursday, 21 September 2017

2017 In The Zone Conference – The Blue Zone will bring together more than 30 national and international speakers across business, government and academic sectors to discuss major global challenges affecting our oceans.

Teaching awards

UWA teachers recognised for outstanding contribution to student learning

Thursday, 21 September 2017

Three teachers from The University of Western Australia are among some of Australia’s finest university educators recognised in the Federal government’s 2017 Australian Awards for University Teaching, Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning.

AWESOME festival

AWESOME Festival hits UWA

Thursday, 21 September 2017

For the very first time, the 2017 AWESOME Festival is partnering with University Theatres to present a spectacular Opening Weekend of events on campus at the University of Western Australia.

Batavia skull

Exhibition tells the story of the Batavia shipwreck

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

An exhibition presented by the Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery at The University of Western Australia (open Saturday 7 October until Saturday 16 December) provides new insights into the mutiny, murder and feats of survival surrounding the infamous Batavia shipwreck, through the eyes of archaeologists, scientists and artists.

Trading Room

Students sold on new cutting-edge trading room

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Students from The University of Western Australia’s Business School will have access to a state-of-the-art trading and analysis centre with the opening of The Rosemarie Nathanson Financial Markets Trading Room. 

Laura Boykin with Cassava Virus Action Project team

Portable DNA sequencers help African farmers fight crop disease

Monday, 18 September 2017

Scientists at The University of Western Australia are using new portable DNA sequencing technology for the first time in East Africa to help farmers fight the devastating impact of crop disease.

Stephen Powles

Plant scientist first Australian to win top American award

Thursday, 14 September 2017

The University of Western Australia’s internationally recognised authority on herbicide resistance in plants, Professor Stephen Powles, has won the American Chemical Society International Award for Research in agrochemicals.

Gavrielle Untracht

Biomedical engineering student wins UWA's Three Minute Thesis

Friday, 8 September 2017

PhD student Gavrielle Untracht who is studying optical and biomedical engineering at UWA will be competing in the national finals of the Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition in Queensland in October after winning the competition at The University of Western Australia.

Josephine Wilson

UWA graduate wins 2017 Miles Franklin Award

Friday, 8 September 2017

Josephine Wilson, a graduate of The University of Western Australia, has won the prestigious Miles Franklin Literary Award for her second novel Extinctions, published in 2016 by UWA Publishing.

Paul Luckas with his telescope

Backyard astronomy helps explosive discovery

Wednesday, 6 September 2017

In a typical year, there are predicted to be around 50 novae—nuclear explosions on the surface of white dwarf stars—in our galaxy. Only a dozen or so are actually discovered each year, and some of these are so bright and powerful, they exceed the scale of scientific explanation.