Medical students head to and from China on scholarships

Wednesday, 14 January 2009

A student exchange program with China is proving popular, with UWA fifth-year medical students choosing to do elective placements of six weeks at a major hospital in Nanjing after winning scholarships

Whole genome study reveals clues to solving the mystery behind Kawasaki disease

Friday, 9 January 2009

A researcher from The University of Western Australia is the co-leader of a team that has looked at the entire human genome to identify new genes that appear to be involved in making some children more susceptible to Kawasaki disease, a poorly understood and serious illness of young children. 

Five heads better than one in crusty problem

Friday, 9 January 2009

A chance discussion at a recent Perth conference between geologists from around the world has led to a new theory being posited - and published in an article in the prestigious journal Science on January 2, 2009. 

UWA to house international radio astronomy research centre

Monday, 15 December 2008

The University of Western Australia has welcomed the State Government announcement of a $20 million international radio astronomy research centre on UWA's Perth campus. 

Washing machine and water filter inventors meet ambassador

Monday, 15 December 2008

Engineering students from The University of Western Australia who won a national competition with a water filter and a washing machine specially designed for Cambodian conditions will meet Australia's Ambassador to Cambodia on Friday. 

Malaria breakthrough after four years' research

Wednesday, 10 December 2008

The results of more than four years' research involving almost 3,000 Papua New Guinean children aged from six months to five years - a collaborative effort between The University of Western Australia and the Papua New Guinea Institute of Medical Research - have been published in The New England Journal of Medicine.

Success of graphic meth ads questioned by UWA study

Wednesday, 10 December 2008

An independent review investigating the effectiveness of a publicly funded graphic anti-methamphetamine advertising campaign in the United States has found that the campaign has been associated with many negative outcomes, including increases in the acceptability of drug use.  

International experts to map Perth's liveability on global scale

Tuesday, 9 December 2008

The University of Western Australia (UWA) and the Committee for Perth have teamed up to appoint two international experts to lead a project benchmarking the liveability of Perth and its global connectedness. 

Jorg Imberger wins WA's top Science Award

Friday, 5 December 2008

Professor Jorg Imberger has been named Western Australian Scientist of the Year in the Premier's Science Awards. 

The UWA Business School attracts international Professorial Chair

Tuesday, 2 December 2008

Woodside's sponsorship of the UWA Business School is gaining traction.  The recent appointment of internationally-renowned Professor, David Day, as the Woodside Professor in Leadership and Management is a key element in the joint strategy to invest in improving the business and commercial skills of university graduates as well as currently employed managers and executives.