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UWA ranked top in Australia in five STEM subjects

Wednesday, 1 July 2020

The University of Western Australia has achieved the highest ranking among all Australian universities for five STEM subjects, according to the 2020 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) by Subject.

Synat Keam in a lab

Researcher aims to find better way to treat deadly asbestos disease

Tuesday, 30 June 2020

A medical researcher from The University of Western Australia’s National Centre for Asbestos Related Diseases who is passionate about advancing research into mesothelioma has been awarded the Douglas Peter Swift Scholarship.

Dr Yinglong Chen, Tsubasa Kawai and Prof Kadambot Siddique

First crop of agriculture students from Japan join UWA

Friday, 19 June 2020

The University of Western Australia has welcomed a group of agriculture students from Nagoya University in Japan as part of a joint Doctor of Philosophy program in which students simultaneously enrol and complete part of their degree at both UWA and Nagoya University. 

UWA students celebrate Volunteer Week virtually

Wednesday, 17 June 2020

As a result of COVID-19, for the first time UWA Guild Volunteering held all events virtually for this year’s National Volunteer Week, which ran from 18 to 24 May. 

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Mentor program to help Peel students learn about STEM careers

Tuesday, 9 June 2020

A new online mentoring pilot program launched by The University of Western Australia with support from the Alcoa Foundation will see students from years 9 to 11 in the Peel region learn about science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) career opportunities.

Student sitting at desk

UWA launches online short courses to meet need for skills

Thursday, 4 June 2020

In response to the challenges many Australians may face finding work in the coming months, The University of Western Australia has launched new online short courses that offer practical skills and experiences across a range of industries.

Health and medicine

Medical students get support to train in mental health first aid

Friday, 29 May 2020

Up to 8,000 medical students, including those from The University of Western Australia, will get access to mental health first aid training over the next two years under an agreement between the Australian government and Medical Deans Australia and New Zealand.

UWA Accredited Exercise Physiologist Ben Kramer conducting a Telehealth sessio

Exercise physiology students use telehealth to help community

Monday, 25 May 2020

In response to physical distancing requirements imposed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, exercise physiology students from The University of Western Australia are now offering exercise fitness and rehabilitation consultations to the local community using online telehealth.

Incel terrorist attacks pose an increasing threat

Friday, 8 May 2020

Researchers at The University of Western Australia have found that self-identified ‘Incels’ (involuntary celibates, young men who cannot find female sexual partners), present a national security issue.

Professor Jon Watson

UWA Expert Series - Medical schools ready to boost hospital capacity with new medical assistant roles

Friday, 1 May 2020

A new role which allows final year medical students to work inside hospitals has been designed to enable Australia’s healthcare capacity to be immediately increased if required in response to COVID-19.