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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.


New invention aids detection of prevalent parasitic disease

27 October 2016

Researchers from UWA have invented a device that can detect very small quantities of the parasite eggs that cause schistosomiasis in humans which are currently difficult to detect.

Dr Vanessa Bowden

Speed enforcement can impair driver safety

26 October 2016

New research from The University of Western Australia has found strictly enforced speed limits could have a detrimental impact on road safety.

Dr Barry Doyle and Dr Brendan Kennedy

New tool detects malignant breast cancer tissue during surgery

25 October 2016

A tool that will enable surgeons to detect malignant breast cancer tissue during surgery using new imaging techniques has been developed by researchers at UWA and the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research.

African clawed frog

Hopping genes provide clue to frog's origin

24 October 2016

UWA researchers have been involved in decoding the genetic sequence of the African clawed frog, an important model system for cell and developmental biology, and immunology.

Milky Way image

Astrophysicists map the Milky Way

20 October 2016

Scientists have created a detailed map of the Milky Way using two of the world’s largest fully steerable radio telescopes in Germany and Australia.

Breastfeeding baby

Study finds pesticide levels in WA breast milk lowest in world

18 October 2016

Researchers at UWA and Murdoch University have found that levels of pesticides in breast milk have dropped significantly during the past 40 years.


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

Ian Constable

New Chair to pioneer treatments for eye disease

27 October 2016

Professor Ian Constable’s landmark contribution to saving sight will be recognised with the creation of new senior academic roles at UWA.

Tilt Brush

Art event set to draw a crowd

20 October 2016

‘Tilt Brush’ is an exciting new technology and is one of several free activities available as part of the worldwide drawing event ‘The Big Draw’ coming to the Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery.

Nobel Prize

Ten years on - the impact of WA's Nobel Prize

11 October 2016

Hot on the heels of the 2016 Nobel Prize announcements in Sweden this week, a new report shows that Western Australia’s first Nobel Prize is still having a big impact a decade later.

Dog walking

Walking the dog helps communities feel safe

11 October 2016

A study carried out by Dr Hayley Christian from UWA has found that walking the dog can help people in their neighbourhood feel safer.

Art exhibitions 2016

New season of art exhibitions open at UWA

27 September 2016

Explore a new season of exciting free art exhibitions that have opened at The University of Western Australia’s Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery.

Anglo Australian telescope

Astronomers shed light on different galaxy types

14 September 2016

In research published today, Australian scientists have taken a critical step towards understanding why different types of galaxies exist throughout the Universe.

Indigenous commitment

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