UWA News has moved to Impact

Monday, 17 August 2020

All UWA news content, including media releases, are now available on Impact.

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.

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.

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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.

Future tailings

UWA partners with BHP and Rio Tinto to improve mining tailings management

Tuesday, 30 June 2020

A new initiative that aims to improve global tailings management has been launched through a partnership between The University of Western Australia, Rio Tinto and BHP.

The Lab set-up where the Hazer technology was first developed

UWA research finds new way to make hydrogen

Tuesday, 9 June 2020

A new State Government project to produce renewable hydrogen and graphite from wastewater will use technology created by The University of Western Australia.

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UWA launches online short courses to meet need for skills

Thursday, 4 June 2020

In response to the challenges many Australians may face finding work in the coming months, The University of Western Australia has launched new online short courses that offer practical skills and experiences across a range of industries.

Galaxy

Astronomers see ‘cosmic ring of fire’, 11 billion years ago

Friday, 29 May 2020

A University of Western Australia scientist is part of a global team of astronomers that have captured an image of a super-rare type of galaxy – described as a “cosmic ring of fire” – as it existed 11 billion years ago.

Autonomous SAE vehicle driving

Renewable Energy Project’s autonomous vehicle wins federal funding

Wednesday, 13 May 2020

The Renewable Energy Vehicle Project (REV) at The University of Western Australia has teamed up with local start-up company Stealth Technologies to develop a new versatile autonomous electric vehicle platform. 

Ros McKinlay on site at White Flag mine in 1988

UWA farewells first female engineering graduate

Thursday, 30 April 2020

The University of Western Australia is saddened to note the passing of UWA’s first female engineering graduate Roslyn MacKinlay (nee’ Clarke).

Tim Colmer

UWA Expert Series - UWA joins expert taskforce to help government response to COVID-19

Wednesday, 29 April 2020

The University of Western Australia has contributed nine top researchers to a taskforce of more than 100 experts across the Group of Eight (Go8) Universities that has today released a Roadmap to Recovery report, designed to help the Federal Government plot the best path through COVID-19.

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UWA Expert Series - UWA experts help tackle COVID-19 pandemic

Wednesday, 22 April 2020

The University of Western Australia has launched an expert series  showcasing the health and medical expertise of its clinicians, academics and researchers who are leading efforts to address the COVID-19 health crisis. The series is complemented by an experts guide for media seeking evidence-based input from UWA academics across a broad range of subject areas and specifically, COVID-19.

Associate Professor Brendan Kennedy

UWA researchers create new way to detect breast cancer more accurately

Thursday, 16 April 2020

A team of researchers from The University of Western Australia and the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research has developed a new way to more accurately detect breast cancer in patients undergoing breast-conserving surgery.

BepiColumbo in space

UWA Zadko Telescope helps track ambitious space mission to Mercury

Thursday, 16 April 2020

Space scientists from The University of Western Australia have worked with the European Space Agency to provide continuous imaging of a space probe passing Earth while on a journey to Mercury.

The BRUIE robot underwater

Autonomous robot could help in the search for signs of life in space

Friday, 3 April 2020

A new autonomous robot developed by engineers at NASA and tested in Antarctica by a team of researchers, including an engineer from The University of Western Australia, is destined for a trip into outer space and could, in the future, search for signs of life in ocean worlds beyond Earth. 

Combined social distancing measures prove effective in reducing spread of COVID-19

Tuesday, 24 March 2020

New world-leading research by The University of Western Australia has confirmed that social distancing measures such as working from home, self-isolation, and community contact reduction are highly effective in reducing the number of cases of COVID-19.

Toilet roll

Tissues, paper towels and wipes can block toilets if flushed

Tuesday, 24 March 2020

Waste water engineering researchers from The University of Western Australia have emphasised the importance of only flushing toilet paper down the toilet, instead of using alternatives such as tissues, which could compromise WA’s sewerage infrastructure.

Amie

Students to tackle global challenges through Forrest scholarships

Tuesday, 17 March 2020

Seven students have been awarded prestigious Forrest Scholarships to carry out research at The University of Western Australia. Their research will be focused on developing solutions to complex global challenges. They join another scholarship recipient who will study at Curtin University and one who will study at Murdoch University.

LNG

New centre for LNG and hydrogen research to support future energy exports

Friday, 13 March 2020

The University of Western Australia will lead the new Future Energy Exports Cooperative Research Centre set to position Australia as a global leader in the development and testing of new LNG and Hydrogen technologies.

Mine

$30 million boost for sustainable mine closure in regional Australia

Friday, 13 March 2020

A national consortium jointly led by The University of Western Australia and University of Queensland has secured almost $30 million from the Federal Government to support regional Australian communities facing local mine closures.