Winthop Hall Undercroft

UWA climbs higher in world rankings

Friday, 15 August 2014

In just 12 months, The University of Western Australia has climbed three places in the Academic Ranking of World Universities, to be placed at 88th in the world.

Assistant Professor David Wacey

$3.4 Million for UWA Future Fellows

Thursday, 24 July 2014

Four researchers from The University of Western Australia will receive more than $3 million from the Australian Research Council Future Fellowship scheme to fund a diverse range of projects - from the origin of life on Earth and a history of Soviet war experiences to the future of crops in a phosphorus-scarce world, and 3D optical microscopy expected to facilitate unprecedented insights into the structure of tissue.

South Perth from Kings Park

Is Perth public transport 'off the rails'?

Friday, 4 July 2014

Claims that Perth's public transport system is in crisis have been proven wrong by researchers who have compiled the first comprehensive look at the city's public transport use since 2004.

Komatiite outcrop near Mount Hunt

Hottest lava eruption linked to growth of first continents

Tuesday, 24 June 2014

A collaborative research team has discovered an important link between the eruption of Earth's hottest lavas, the location of some of the largest ore deposits and the emergence of the first land masses on the planet - the continents - more than 2500 million years ago.

Bauxite residue sampling

Breaking new ground on restoring healthy soil

Thursday, 1 May 2014

Researchers from The University of Western Australia, working with Alcoa of Australia, are breaking new ground on finding ways to transform bauxite residue into healthy soils.

Antartic research

Australian geology under ice: what does it mean for the Antarctic ice sheet?

Thursday, 10 April 2014

An international research team has generated the first comprehensive map of geology beneath the East Antarctic Ice Sheet that will help to understand long-term changes in the largest ice sheet on the planet.

Microfossil

Palynology professor to help revive vital science

Monday, 7 April 2014

The University of Western Australia, Chevron and Woodside will launch an international search for an expert who can breathe new life into the discipline of palynology in WA.

Assistant Professor Jens Zinke

WA corals reveal changes to ocean currents and temperatures

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

A new study published in the international journal Nature Communications has revealed how Western Australia's coral reefs have been affected by changing ocean currents, rising sea surface temperatures and sea level variability.

Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce and Associate Professor Ramin Rafiei

National innovation award for ground-breaking water stress sensor

Thursday, 6 March 2014

An engineering researcher from The University of Western Australia has won an Australian Government science and innovation award for young people in agriculture to develop an intelligent sensor which will help detect water stress in grapevines in real time.

Joanna Vincent and Jean-Paul Hobbs at the Fulbright Awards ceremony

Fulbright Scholarships awarded to three from UWA

Tuesday, 4 March 2014

An internationally recognised plant nutrition expert, an Arts/Law graduate and a postdoctoral fellow from The University of Western Australia have been awarded Fulbright Scholarships for 2014, joining an elite worldwide group that includes Nobel Laureates and Pulitzer Prize winners in its ranks.

Assistant Professor Matthias Leopold

What's critical about the earth's outer skin?

Thursday, 27 February 2014

Researchers from The University of Western Australia have established the first Critical Zone Observatory in the southern hemisphere joining an international think tank to learn more about the earth's outer skin.

UWA leads international research teams on climate change

Monday, 9 December 2013

Two climate change projects led by The University of Western Australia - one a study into reporting on climate change in the media and another focusing on the challenge of ancient soils under modern land use - have been chosen for funding by the Worldwide Universities Network (WUN).

Interactive visualisation of magnetic and gravity data over multiple scales

Geophysics researchers win innovation award

Wednesday, 11 September 2013

A team of researchers at The University of Western Australia has been recognised for its work to develop the most innovative use of a geophysical technique.

Participants at UWA's National Science Week workshop

Grey nomads get hands dirty for science

Wednesday, 21 August 2013

More than 25 seniors learned how to take soil samples as part of a recent National Science Week event hosted by The University of Western Australia's School of Earth and Environment.

Araguainha crater, Brazil

Biggest extinction in history caused by climate-changing meteor

Wednesday, 31 July 2013

It's well known that the dinosaurs were wiped out 66 million years ago when a meteor hit what is now southern Mexico but evidence is accumulating that the biggest extinction of all, 252.3m years ago, at the end of the Permian period, was also triggered by an impact that changed the climate.

AGT Committee Chair and EMI Deputy Director Mark Stickells

World-leading UWA experts to address nation's biggest gas conference

Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Two world-leading researchers from The University of Western Australia will discuss some of the biggest challenges facing the gas industry today at Australia's largest event in that field - the Australian Gas Technology Conference and Exhibition (AGT) to be held at the Perth Exhibition Centre on July 1-3.

CET Director Professor Cam McCuaig

Boost for mineral exploration and mine development

Tuesday, 18 June 2013

UWA's Centre for Exploration Targeting (CET) has formed a partnership with a leading seismic company HiSeis to expand high-resolution seismic profiling techniques into mineral exploration and mine development.

A Madagascar river discharges into coral reefs. Photo: Xavier Vincke

Human deforestation outweighs climate change for coral reefs

Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Better land use is the key to preventing further damage to the world's coral reefs, according to a study published this week in the online science journal Nature Communications.

Dr Yinglong Chen

Getting to the root of better crops

Thursday, 16 May 2013

The more crop scientists know about how plant roots take up water and nutrients, the better able they will be to develop crop plants with roots that can cope with challenging soil and environmental conditions.

Associate Professor Jeffrey Shragge

UWA and Woodside to invest in global computational geoscience

Friday, 10 May 2013

A leading early career scientist from The University of Western Australia has been appointed to a new Woodside Professorship in Computational Geoscience at UWA as part of a five-year program to establish the State as a world centre of excellence in geoscience.