Global hunt to detect collisions in space

Monday, 20 July 2020

The results of a long-term observation campaign to detect the collision of compact objects in the Universe has been announced by a global collaboration including The University of Western Australia.

Riley Dolman and Nothando Ngwenya

McCusker Centre celebrates 1000 student internships

Monday, 6 July 2020

A unique internship program that provides students from The University of Western Australia with an opportunity to give back to their communities has surpassed a milestone of more than 1000 internships, contributing more than 100,000 hours’ service to the community.

Carl Blair

Scientists discover how to smash quantum limits

Thursday, 2 July 2020

Scientists from The University of Western Australia’s Centre of Excellence for Gravitational Wave Discovery (OzGrav) are part of a global team of researchers that has made a surprising discovery, working out how to break quantum limits. The research was published today in the prestigious Nature journal.

Noisy Gut

UWA Noisy Guts project selected for spinoff prize

Thursday, 2 July 2020

The University of Western Australia’s ‘Noisy Guts Project’ that uses acoustic sensing technology to detect gut disorders has been selected as ‘one to watch’ in the inaugural Nature Spinoff Prize Nature Research.

Offshore energy installation

New wave of Federal funding to transform offshore energy industry

Thursday, 2 July 2020

The University of Western Australia has been awarded $5 million in Federal Government funding to establish a new research hub which will focus on harnessing data and physics-based science to better understand offshore energy environments and improve future infrastructure design.

Professor Jo McDonald

First Aboriginal cultural sites discovered underwater 50,000 years later

Thursday, 2 July 2020

Australia’s first Aboriginal cultural sites that were submerged under the sea after the last ice age have been discovered by a research team including scientists from The University of Western Australia. The research findings will be published in PLOS ONE.

UWA campus during sunrise

Awards and Achievements - June 2020

Thursday, 2 July 2020

The University of Western Australia has a continual roll call of awards, scholarships and prizes presented to staff and students.

UWA

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.

Carcharhinus Limbatus (Centre for Marine Futures)

Underwater cameras reveal biodiversity hotspot in tropical marine park

Wednesday, 1 July 2020

Researchers from The University of Western Australia have found an area of tropical ocean protected under law is a hotspot for iconic marine life but does not provide enough defence from human activities.

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.