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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.

Christopher Etherton-Beer

New trial to help stroke rehabilitation

03 February 2016

UWA’s Centre for Health and Ageing will use a grant from the National Stroke Foundation to fund new rehabilitation therapy for stroke survivors.


New underwater acoustic system searching for sharks

29 January 2016

A researcher from the School of Physics at The University of Western Australia has kicked off a project to test a cutting-edge acoustic system to detect sharks as they approach Perth beaches.


Are running shoes stopping the spring in your step?

20 January 2016

Researchers from The University of Western Australia’s School of Sport Science, Exercise and Health have helped uncover how arch support in footwear affects the spring in your step - literally.

Honey bees

Male bees protect female bees from sexually transmitted diseases

20 January 2016

A team of researchers from UWA's Centre for Integrative Bee Research (CIBER) have discovered that the semen of male bees kills the widespread sexually transmitted fungus Nosema apis, offering queen bees protection from the parasite.

The Great Southern Reef

Australia's 'other' reef

15 January 2016

Marine biologists from the University of Western Australia’s Oceans Institute have released a video that gives a poignant glimpse into the marvels of the little-known, economic powerhouse: The Great Southern Reef.

Dr Christina Davies

The art of being mentally healthy

11 January 2016

Researchers at The University of Western Australia have found that engagement in the arts for enjoyment, entertainment or as a hobby, for two or more hours a week, is associated with good mental wellbeing.


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

Perth hotspots

UWA expert says more 'green' needed to cool Perth's suburban hotspots

04 February 2016

An environmental engineering expert at The University of Western Australia said ‘greening’ the suburbs of Perth will help reduce the emerging urban health crisis of heatwaves.

Elizabeth Quay

Elizabeth Quay - UWA contribution to a new city icon

29 January 2016

Today marks the opening of Perth’s iconic waterfront development Elizabeth Quay, and staff, students and graduates from The University of Western Australia are celebrating their role in its design, supporting lead architect Ashton Raggatt McDougall (ARM).

James Bradbury

Schenberg Fellowship for star UWA composer James

29 January 2016

UWA student James Bradbury has been announced as the winner of the prestigious 2016 Schenberg Music Fellowship in Composition.

UWA Law Building

Call for justice for young FASD offenders

27 January 2016

Researchers at UWA's Law School concerned about juvenile offenders battling foetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) are working with remote communities on reforms that will benefit offenders, the courts and government agencies delivering services.

Sue Jenkins

Outstanding achievers honoured on Australia Day

27 January 2016

The University of Western Australia congratulates the outstanding members of its community for being recognised in this year’s Australia Day honours.

UWA medical students

Rural students find commitment pays off as med offers come through

21 January 2016

Forty-five students from across rural Western Australia have received first round offers to study medicine at UWA through the Rural School Leaver Assured Entry Pathway

Indigenous Commitment

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

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