UWA congratulates recipients of Australia Day Honours

Monday, 29 January 2018

Olympic gold medallist Rechelle Hawkes was among 15 graduates and two staff members of The University of Western Australia recognised in this year’s Australia Day Honours List.

Bacterial protein needed for h. pylori to survive

More than meets the eye to ulcer-inducing bacterial protein

Monday, 26 June 2017

Scientists at The University of Western Australia and Perth-based biotech Ondek Pty Ltd have revealed new insights into the function of an important bacterial protein in Helicobacter pylori, the bacterium that causes stomach ulcers.

Professor Peter Klinken

Graduates earn Queen's Birthday Honours

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Western Australia’s Chief Scientist, one of Australia’s most highly cited astronomers and one of the State’s top public servants are among 12 graduates and a staff member of The University of Western Australia who have been recognised in the 2017 Queen’s Birthday Honours List.


UWA ranked among world's best universities

Thursday, 8 June 2017

The University of Western Australia has risen to become one of the world’s top 100 universities in the 2018 QS World University Rankings.

Andrew and Nicola Forrest

Australia's largest philanthropic donation creates history

Monday, 22 May 2017

Andrew and Nicola Forrest have made philanthropic history today, donating a further $65 million to the Forrest Research Foundation, a partnership with all five Western Australian universities and hosted within The University of Western Australia (UWA).

Vice Chancellor Professor Dawn Freshwater Installation

Professor Dawn Freshwater installed as UWA Vice-Chancellor

Thursday, 27 April 2017

Professor Dawn Freshwater has been formally installed as the 18th Vice-Chancellor of The University of Western Australia.

Barry Marshall and Robin Warren

Ten years on - the impact of WA's only Nobel Prize

Monday, 10 October 2016

Hot on the heels of the 2016 Nobel Prize announcements in Sweden this week, a new report shows that Western Australia’s first Nobel Prize is still having a big impact a decade later.

Artist Miriam Stannage

UWA pays tribute to artist Miriam Stannage

Monday, 12 September 2016

The University of Western Australia extends its deepest sympathy to family and friends of Miriam Stannage, State Living Treasure and leading Australian artist, who has passed away in Perth at the age of 77.

WA Governor Kerry Sanderson

Graduates and staff earn Queen's Birthday Honours

Monday, 13 June 2016

Western Australia’s Governor, a Supreme Court judge, an Australian hockey legend and one of Perth’s leading businessmen are among 18 graduates and a staff member of The University of Western Australia who have been recognised in the 2016 Queen’s Birthday Honours List.

Kim Beazley

Kim Beazley returns to UWA after six years as US Ambassador

Tuesday, 29 March 2016

The University of Western Australia and the Perth USAsia Centre have welcomed the return of former federal defence minister Kim Beazley to his alma mater after serving as Australia’s Ambassador to the United States for six years.

Adventurer Kate Leeming trains for her Antarctic expedition

Autumn graduations recognise outstanding West Australians

Tuesday, 1 March 2016

An adventurer preparing to tackle the Antarctic by bicycle, WA’s first Government marine research scientist and a former Lotterywest chief are among several distinguished Western Australians whose contributions will be recognised at The University of Western Australia during its autumn series of graduations.

Sir John Winthrop Hackett

In memory of Sir John Winthrop Hackett - 100 years on

Friday, 19 February 2016

The man who founded The University of Western Australia, Sir John Winthrop Hackett, has been commemorated at a special service held at St George’s Cathedral on Sunday 21 February at 5pm.

Kookaburras goalie and NHMRC fellow Tristan Clemons photo: dan carson, dc images

Searching for the ‘gold standard’ of healing

Wednesday, 2 December 2015

Professor Fiona Wood continues to push for better patient outcomes – and she is excited by research by a graduate who juggles frontier science with elite sports.

UWA graduate Greg Allen, Chief Operating Officer, Carnegie Wave Energy

From idea to “serious innovation”

Wednesday, 2 December 2015

Almost a decade ago it was “an idea in need of $100 million and some serious innovation”. Now UWA researchers are involved with Carnegie Wave Energy’s world-first technology that promises clean energy powered by the Indian Ocean waves we love to surf.

UWA Law/Science graduate and CEED ambassador Katie Winterbourne

The CEED career launch pad

Wednesday, 2 December 2015

For students working strategically to shape their career prospects, the opportunity to get hands-on experience in ‘real world’ projects – with a mining company, architectural firm, legal office or a government agency – is invaluable.

The rammed earth St Thomas More Cathedral in Margaret River

Rammed Earth

Wednesday, 2 December 2015

The earth beneath our feet is arguably the world’s most sustainable building material – and it has stood the test of time in landmark buildings such as Spain’s Alhambra. UWA is exploring the benefits of rammed earth construction and participating in an ARC Linkage project with industry and government.

PIAF’s Artistic Director Wendy Martin PHOTO: FRANCES ANDRIJICH

‘ Making things happen’ for PIAF 2016

Wednesday, 2 December 2015

When you talk to Wendy Martin, vignettes of her career – from television arts broadcasting to performance on an Olympic scale – underscore a sense that each job appears to have brought her one step closer to the Perth International Arts Festival. Her father and grandfather would applaud her taking the helm of a midsummer festival that took root at UWA and has flowered into one of Australia’s most ambitious cultural events.

Professor David Kennedy (taking the photo) with Research Assistant Mat Dalton

Archaeology in a war zone

Wednesday, 2 December 2015

While Jordan’s UNESCO World Heritage site of Petra, carved out of rose-coloured rock, still survives, UWA archaeologist David Kennedy fears for a region that has seen too many archaeological treasures destroyed by Islamic State.

From the Warden of Convocation

Wednesday, 2 December 2015

Over the past year, members of Convocation Council have given a great deal of consideration to how Convocation can most effectively fulfil its purpose to “add value to the relationship between members of Convocation and the University of Western Australia.”

Award winners Christopher Burch and Bronwyn Milkins

Convocation travel winners

Wednesday, 2 December 2015

The impact of postgraduate research travel awards in opening up the future for students both internationally and nationally cannot be underestimated, according to Adjunct Professor Warren Kerr AM.