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UWA scored 5 stars in graduate starting salaries.

The Good Universities Guide 2015.


Discover some of the ground-breaking research and innovation happening at UWA.

Research to fight multi-drug resistant bacteria

Research to help fight multi-drug resistant bacteria

15 February 2017

Researchers have uncovered the three-dimensional molecular structure of a protein, called EptA, which is responsible for multi-drug resistance in many disease-causing bacteria


Unique movements of cholesterol discovered

13 February 2017

An international team of researchers has developed a new way of visualising the distribution of cholesterol in cells and tissues.

Anne Gaunt

Research to help students in remission from cancer

10 February 2017

Research from The University of Western Australia has found more needs to be done to help teachers support students returning to school after cancer treatment.

Cardiovascular disease

Study shows long term implications of amphetamine use

10 February 2017

Research carried out by scientists from The University of Western Australia has shown the detrimental effects of long-term amphetamine use on the vascular system.

Sean Thomlinson

Bees give up searching for food when we degrade their land

09 February 2017

A new study into honey bees has revealed the significant effect human impact has on a bee’s metabolism, and ultimately its survival.

Dr Lei Li and Harvey Millar

Teaching plants to be better spenders

08 February 2017

Energy is an all-important currency for plants, and scientists from The University of Western Australia have now calculated the cost of one of their biggest expenses. The knowledge could be a key to creating more energy efficient crops.


UWA is engaged with our local and international communities through education, research, vibrant events and cultural activities.

Planet Bernard

Minor planet named Bernard

17 February 2017

A minor planet in the Solar System will officially be known as Bernardbowen from today after Australian citizen science project theSkyNet won a competition to name the celestial body.

Needle in microscope

Microscope-in-a-needle licensed for commercialisation

14 February 2017

UWA’s award winning invention, a miniaturised optical imaging probe known as the microscope-in-a-needle, has been licensed to Miniprobes Pty Ltd. so it can be developed and commercialised for use by surgeons.

Perth International Arts Festival

Perth International Arts Festival opens

10 February 2017

The Perth International Arts Festival invites you to celebrate a world-class program of art without borders. The adventure begins on Friday 10 February 2017 when Kings Park is gloriously transformed into a luminous showcase of dazzling imagery and sound in a spectacular start to PIAF 2017.

Gravity Waves team

Recognition for UWA gravitational waves team

03 February 2017

Twenty-one scientists at The University of Western Australia have received Breakthrough Prize medals to recognise their part in one of the century’s most important science discoveries.

Winthrop Hall

Awards and achievements in December and January

31 January 2017

The University congratulates staff, students and University affiliates for their wonderful achievements in December 2016 and January 2017.

Helen Britton

Three new exhibitions open at UWA

31 January 2017

The Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery at The University of Western Australia will be opening three new exciting exhibitions on Saturday 11 February 2017.

Indigenous commitment

The University is committed to enrolling and graduating the highest quality students and recruiting, developing and retaining the highest quality staff.