Prof Alan Robson (left), Prof Dr Boediono and UWA Chancellor Dr Michael Chaney

New Indonesian scholarships prepare for Asian century

Monday, 19 November 2012

Indonesian culture and language studies in the ‘Asian Century' have been boosted at The University of Western Australia, which from 2013 will offer new scholarships in honour of the Vice-President of Indonesia, His Excellency Professor Dr Boediono.

Professor Peter Veth with Western Desert rock art

World-leading archaeologist appointed Kimberley rock art Chair

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

A leading world expert in Indigenous archaeology has been appointed as the inaugural Kimberley Foundation Ian Potter Chair in Rock Art at The University of Western Australia.

Professor Peter Veth inspects Barrow Island aerial photo

Barrow Island time-capsule to unlock early Australian history

Monday, 12 November 2012

An international research team led by The University of Western Australia is about to unlock an unprecedented 45,000-year history from the unique archaeological time capsule that is Barrow Island, one of the largest islands lying off Australia's north-west coast.

Kimberley rock art, Mitchell River National Park

Inaugural Kimberley rock art Chair to be announced

Monday, 12 November 2012

The appointment of the inaugural Kimberley Foundation Ian Potter Chair in Rock Art at The University of Western Australia will be announced at a formal ceremony at UWA on Wednesday.

Adjunct Associate Professor June Ross

Kimberley rock art mysteries explained

Thursday, 8 November 2012

Rock Art archaeologist, Adjunct Associate Professor June Ross from The University of Western Australia, will reveal the findings of a three-year archaeological project in the northwest Kimberley at a public lecture on Thursday 15 November 2012.

UWA wins big share of national research funding

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

The University of Western Australia strengthened its reputation as the state's leading research institution with the announcement of a total of $21.7 million in Federal Government major grants awarded by the Australian Research Council.

Strategic need seen to learn Chinese language and culture

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

An education forum backed by The University of Western Australia will discuss how to boost Chinese language and cultural competency in WA as a way to strengthen bilateral ties with Australia's biggest trading partner.

Strawberry Hill farm

Archaeologists to excavate historic Albany sites

Tuesday, 25 September 2012

An ancient meeting place dating back almost 20,000 years is being excavated by staff and students from The University of Western Australia at Albany, 390km south of Perth.

Professor Geoff Meyer

Projects to further teaching and learning

Friday, 2 September 2011

Projects involving six researchers form The University of Western Australia have been successful in receiving support from the Australian and Learning Teaching Council's final round of funding.

Kim Scott

Scott wins second Miles Franklin award

Thursday, 23 June 2011

A PhD graduate from The University of Western Australia, Kim Scott, has won Australia's most illustrious literary prize, the Miles Franklin Literary Award, for the second time.

Dr Shalmalee Palekar

Lecturer of the Year embraces Indian cinema

Thursday, 3 March 2011

An academic at The University of Western Australia whose research interests include Indian cinema has been recognised ahead of more than 4000 nominees as the 2010 UniJobs Lecturer of the Year.

Bill Marmion MLA with Winthrop Professor Ian Dadour

Centre for Forensic Science officially opened

Thursday, 17 February 2011

The University of Western Australia is at the forefront of forensic research in the Asia/Pacific region, particularly in the disciplines of entomology, anthropology, human and animal DNA profiling, chemical gold and diamond fingerprinting, and food forensics.

Tourism in the Muslim World

Tuesday, 14 December 2010

The University of Western Australia Marketing Professor Jamie Murphy and UWA Business School postgraduate students have authored two chapters in the recently released textbook Tourism in the Muslim World.

Daniel Webb

UWA Law graduate wins Victoria's Young Lawyer of the Year Award

Tuesday, 23 November 2010

UWA graduate and Victoria Legal Aid (VLA) lawyer Daniel Webb has won the 2010 Law Institute of Victoria’s (LIV) Young Lawyer of the Year Award.

The Rock-Art Centre's archaeologists

Rock-art: the world's longest-running artistic tradition

Monday, 15 November 2010

The public campaign to protect precious Indigenous rock-art in the Pilbara and Kimberley could be somewhat of a double-edged sword.

Thomas Williams

Scholarship caps golden year for UWA 'golden boy'

Friday, 5 November 2010

An Arts/Law Fogarty scholar from The University of Western Australia who is undertaking a major in Chinese has won one of 20 national undergraduate prizes in the Prime Minister's Australia Asia Endeavour Awards.

Virtually Effective: The Case of Cross-Cultural Teams

Thursday, 28 October 2010

The days of old-fashioned face-to-face communication are all but gone. Instead, today's work environments are characterised by virtual teams, says Winthrop Professor Cristina Gibson, from The University of Western Australia Business School.

UWA elections website rockets during recent federal election

Wednesday, 6 October 2010

The recent federal election prompted a huge increase in visits to the Australian Politics and Elections Database website

Emeritus Professor Laksiri Jayasuriya

Former World Bank president praises UWA book

Tuesday, 14 September 2010

A former president of the World Bank, James Wolfensohn, has praised a new book about Sri Lanka written by an academic from The University of Western Australia.

Bluestonehenge excavation site

Out of the blue - another Stonehenge

Monday, 3 May 2010

The discovery of another ancient stone circle near Stonehenge may help archaeologists to understand the mystery of this prehistoric site. UWA archaeologist Associate Professor Alistair Paterson was on site with the Stonehenge Riverside Project for two weeks when Bluestonehenge was excavated a few months ago.