Professor Dirk Baur

Trade War Series: Could the trade war be positive for Australia?

Friday, 8 November 2019

Dirk Baur encourages us to think beyond the detriments of the US-China trade war on the global economy and to consider possible positive effects of a little less trade for Australia’s workers and its economy.


Recent headlines including the words ‘trade war’ sound scary and consequently alarmed many people including commentators, politicians and investors. War is bad so a trade war must also be bad. But the time before trade war was not a time of ‘trade peace’ illustrated by the long list of trade disputes brought to the World Trade Organisation (WTO).

UWA law students walking on campus

UWA Law School ranked 75th in world

Thursday, 7 November 2019

The University of Western Australia has improved in the international Times Higher Education World Subject Rankings in the fields of Law and Business and Economics.

UWA project awarded over half a million dollars for India research

Tuesday, 5 November 2019

A University of Western Australia research project has been awarded a grant for over half a million $AUD to investigate social identities – in particular, gender, ethnicity, and religion – in India.

The project “Social Identities and the Labour Market: What Can Household Surveys Reveal?” is a joint venture with the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore and Azim Premji University.

The research is expected to have a far-reaching impact on education, employment and policymaking.

Watheroo NP Hakea prostrata

Study digs up one billion years of green plant evolution

Thursday, 24 October 2019

Scientists from The University of Western Australia are part of a worldwide team of almost 200 plant scientists that has mapped the gene sequences of more than 1100 plants, the culmination of a nine-year research project.

Study reveals fatty build up in lungs of overweight and obese

Tuesday, 22 October 2019

An international team including researchers from The University of Western Australia has shown for the first time that fatty tissue builds up in the airway walls, particularly in people who are overweight or obese.

Carly Portch and Justin Geldard

Ocean Youth Leadership Summit in Norway chance to share ideas for Carly and Justin

Tuesday, 22 October 2019

Two Ocean Institute PhD candidates, Carly Portch and Justin Geldard, have packed their winter woollies and headed to Norway to attend a prestigious oceans conference targetted at young people.

Convocation of UWA Graduates Elections 2020 - Call for Nominations

Monday, 21 October 2019

Election for members of Convocation Council in accordance with Statutes 9 of The University of Western Australia Act 1911

Remembered at Spring Ordinary Meeting

Monday, 14 October 2019

Three proud members of Convocation were recognised at the Spring Ordinary Meeting.

UWA and World War II - Appeal to Convocation

Friday, 11 October 2019

The UWA Historical Society has recently launched a project to record and document the contribution of UWA staff, students and graduates to World War II.

2019 Convocation Medal recipients Elliott Wallace and Juanita Perez

Convocation Medals Awarded in Recognition of Outstanding Services

Thursday, 10 October 2019

During Convocation’s Spring Ordinary Meeting held on Friday 20 September 2019 at The University Club, two recipients were honoured with Convocation Medals.