UWA researchers driving social impact in transport

Friday, 12 January 2018

Researchers from the Planning and Transport Research Centre (PATREC) located at UWA, have been awarded a one million dollar grant from the Federal Government through its inaugural Smart Cities and Suburbs Program.

The technology grant, one of six awarded in WA and announced by Minister for Finance Mathias Cormann in November, sees PATREC partner with the City of Wanneroo to investigate how to use smart data to plan the Metronet 13.6k extension to Yanchep.

Update on the Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook

Wednesday, 20 December 2017


On Monday the Federal Government released its mid-year budget update which included $2.2 billion worth of cuts to the higher education sector. These significant budget cuts were widely anticipated by the sector after the Government failed to get its budget measures through the Parliament.

Staying cyber safe over the holiday break

Tuesday, 19 December 2017

You may have read in last week’s UWA Forward that one of University IT’s priorities for 2018 is increasing awareness of cyber security across campus. Everyone has a role to play in being cyber safe both at work and at home and this is never more important than over the holiday season. 

UWA Concur Travel – Qantas Competition Winners

Tuesday, 19 December 2017

We are pleased to announce the winners from September’s Concur Travel Qantas competition.

The UWA school or unit with the highest proportion of approved flight-bookings made via Concur TRAVEL (as opposed to Concur REQUEST where assistance is provided by a consultant), is the Office of Strategy, Planning and Performance, who made ninety-three per cent of all bookings in the system. Qantas have provided them with a voucher of $1,500.

International partnerships lead to more study pathways

Tuesday, 19 December 2017

This year UWA has hosted over 5,000 international students and this number is projected to increase significantly as the University develops new pathways for study.

Iain Watt, Pro Vice-Chancellor (International) says it is important to continue building our global connections to ensure our teaching, research and community engagement activities include an international perspective. 

“This helps keep UWA relevant in a global market so we continue to attract top international students and researchers.

Translate your research into real-life impact with CSIRO's ON Prime 4

Monday, 18 December 2017

Applications are open for ON, Australia’s sci-tech accelerator designed to help researchers translate their big ideas into real-life impact.

Interested? Contact Jo Hawkins ([email protected]) at the UWA Innovation Quarter to find out more.

Jo can help you with your application – whether you need to recruit team members or develop your business plan.

Raine Foundation announcement

Monday, 18 December 2017


I wish to advise that Ms Lyn Ellis, Director of the Raine Medical Research Foundation will be retiring at the end of this year.  Lyn will be leaving UWA after 30 years, 23 of which were dedicated to administering the Raine Foundation.

Learning from the land

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

From Kings Park to Kew Gardens, Professor Stephen Hopper’s career is as vast as the range of plants he has studied and discovered over the years.

Recently inducted into the prestigious Bragg Membership and recognised for his scientific achievement and commitment to science communication, it is a career that continues to go from strength to strength.

Vice-Chancellor's Voice - 13 December 2017

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Good morning. This week the Executive and key stakeholders, including the President and Provost of University College London took part in a two-day roundtable discussion to initiate the strategic planning process for the University’s 2030 Vision.

Recruitment of Director, Strategy, Planning and Performance

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Recruitment to the role of Director, Strategy, Planning and Performance (SPP) has been deferred until new SDVC, Professor Simon Biggs commences at the University.  Jessica Thomas will continue as Acting Director having done a great job since July delivering, amongst other things, the 2018 IPE.  Jessica’s continuation as Acting Director will assist Professor Biggs’ transition into the SDVC role and timing of formal recruitment to Director, SPP will be determined by the SDVC.