UWA offers one of the most attractive university environments and campuses in Australia. I am excited to see how the education portfolio can help achieve the University's ambition to be a top 50 University in world rankings.
Last week the Ground Floor Reid Library Refurbishment project won a Shaw Contract Design Market Award (Education category). Thrity-six Market Award winners were selected from a total of 497 entries from 32 countries and the project now goes into the Global Awards program. Winners will be announced later this year.
The project is also up for the People's Choice award which you can vote for here.
EZONE UWA will transform the way we educate our students, undertake our research and engage with our community.
Once complete it will equip Western Australia and the world with engineers, computer scientists and mathematicians who can solve far-ranging problems that arise in multiple disciplines. A revolutionary research, teaching and learning facility, it will combine the talent, technology and equipment required to make a real and lasting difference.
Dr Darren Jorgensen, Senior Lecturer at UWA’s Design School, became interested in Indigenous art when a friend came back from the desert with a roll of paintings.
Just returned from Europe, when Darren saw the Papunya Tula paintings from a remote Aboriginal community he realised they were as remarkable as the paintings he had been studying in Paris.
Darren was in his 30s then and embarrassed to admit he’d missed one of the most interesting aspects of his own country. It was this cultural awakening that shaped much of what he researches and teaches today.
Join us for The Wind in the Willows by La Boite Theatre Co.
The Wind in the Willows will take badgers (small and large) on a heartfelt and humorous adventure that explores humanity, time and the value of friendship. For children aged 4 - 12 and anyone who enjoys messing about in boats.
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).
On 18 April 2017, the Australian Government announced plans to significantly change the framework of the Temporary Work (subclass 457) visa, which had subsequent flow on effects to the Employer Nomination Scheme (subclass 186) visa.
The reforms include abolishing the 457 visa and replacing it with a new Temporary Skills Shortage (TSS) visa from March 2018. The implementation for some of these changes are immediate while other changes are expected to be implemented by March 2018.
Over the weekend a wave of cyber-attacks spread rapidly around the world, this is a critical threat to the University given its ability to rapidly spread and cause damage. The threat is a form of ransomware known as "WannaCrypt" or “WannaCry”.
A team of scientists from The University of Western Australia has developed a screening test that quickly confirms antibiotic efficacy. Their method is able to ensure the most effective antibiotics are prescribed sooner.
Since opening on the 1 August last year, the refurbished Reid Library Ground Floor has quickly become a favourite space on campus for students to meet, collaborate and learn. The new space has also been attracting a great deal of attention off campus and recently received national and international recognition due to its innovative approach to library space design.
Do you want to develop an idea to release the social and economic value of your research through enterprise? At Start Something @ UWA, you'll work alongside industry mentors with commercialisation experience in healthcare, resources, information technology, engineering, and social enterprise. In doing so, you'll develop knowledge, skills and networks to help translate your research.
The $200 billion investment in Australia’s LNG production capacity over the past decade has put us at the forefront of global supply.
Floating Liquefied Natural Gas (FLNG) vessel technology is being developed as the next generation for gas projects across our Northern shores in WA and Australia will soon host world’s largest floating LNG facility, Shell’s Prelude FLNG project.
UWA has a team of ocean engineers that have partnered with Shell through Shell-EMI Chair, David White to help develop this new technology.
Nominations are invited for the election of academic staff and general staff to the Academic Board. Elections will be carried out by postal ballot in these two categories. Research staff should apply in the relevant category according to whether they hold an academic or general staff appointment.