UWA Agriculture students on field trip

Student enrolments in agricultural science major double at UWA

Wednesday, 23 September 2015

More undergraduate students are choosing to major in agricultural science at The University of Western Australia compared with three years ago.

Director of The UWA Institute of Agriculture, Hackett Professor Kadambot Siddique, said all enrolled students had the opportunity to study key issues related to global agriculture, which helps prepare students for employment in a rapidly changing world.

Professor Pattiaratchi

Fremantle found to be a 'global hot spot' for meteotsunamis

Tuesday, 22 September 2015

Oceanographers from The University of Western Australia have discovered Fremantle has one of the highest occurrences of meteorological tsunamis (meteotsunamis) in the world.

Osteoporotic hip fracture

Research identifies new gene that causes osteoporosis

Thursday, 17 September 2015

Researchers from The University of Western Australia and a number of other leading international research organisations have used one of the world’s most extensive genetics data sets to uncover a new gene associated with osteoporosis.

Wheat Field

Research finds how to increase wheat yield during drought in rainfed environments

Wednesday, 16 September 2015

Farmers in climates where late-season drought occurs frequently may be able to increase wheat yield, according to research from The University of Western Australia.

Dr Lucas retieving traces of gold

Perth’s a river of gold and other valuable metals

Wednesday, 16 September 2015

A world first study into concentrations of gold in urban waterways, and how these change at different locations along the river and over time, has revealed the City of Perth is contributing valuable metals into the Swan River.

Dr Stephen Parker

Researchers test speed of light with greater precision than before

Monday, 14 September 2015

Researchers from The University of Western Australia and Humboldt University of Berlin have completed testing that has effectively measured the spatial consistency of the speed of light with a precision ten times greater than ever before.

Three minute thesis

Young scientist wins UWA's three minute thesis competition

Friday, 11 September 2015

Imagine trying to explain in just three minutes a complicated thesis that would normally take about nine hours to read.

Aurora Milroy

UWA student awarded prestigious scholarship

Friday, 11 September 2015

Graduate Aurora Milroy, from The University of Western Australia’s School of Indigenous Studies, is one of three Australians to receive a prestigious 2015 UK Chevening/Charlie Perkins Scholarship, to complete a Masters degree at Oxford University.

Barry J Marshall Science Library

UWA Science Library renamed in Nobel Laureate's honour

Wednesday, 9 September 2015

Ten years after Professor Barry Marshall’s Nobel Prize, The University of Western Australia has renamed its Science Library in his honour.

Black hole

Volunteer black hole hunters as good as the experts

Monday, 7 September 2015

Trained volunteers are as good as professional astronomers at finding jets shooting from massive black holes and matching them to their host galaxies, research suggests.