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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.

Professor George Milne

Bushfire predictions at the fingertips of fire fighters

08 December 2016

Researchers at are developing a new touchscreen device that can be mounted in a fire truck to help firefighters predict where and when a bushfire will spread.


Smart plants learn new habits

07 December 2016

A new study led by The University of Western Australia has demonstrated for the first time that plants can learn about their environment by making links between events, an ability thought to be exclusive to animals.

Professor Mariapia Degli-Esposti

UWA awarded $22m in NHMRC funding

06 December 2016

UWA researchers have been awarded more than $22 million in NHMRC funding for 26 projects.

Reef shark

Sharks need a safe place too

01 December 2016

After analysing more than 2000 hours of coastal shark sightings, researchers from The University of Western Australia and other collaborators have warned that habitats important for juvenile shark survival are not adequately protected.

Premature baby

Success for premature birth prevention

30 November 2016

A preterm birth prevention program led by The University of Western Australia has had success in reducing the rate of early births in Western Australia.

Pole dancing

Pole dancers wanted for world first study

24 November 2016

A world first study conducted at The University of Western Australia is looking to uncover the physical and mental benefits of pole dancing.


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

Sad woman

Top 10 priorities for those experiencing domestic violence

08 December 2016

An Australian-first study led by The University of Western Australia has surveyed those who have experienced family and domestic violence to identify the top ten priorities for future research into one of the nation’s most serious problems.

Worlds oldest football

3D imaging puts world's oldest football within reach

07 December 2016

A project being launched at UWA will give researchers and the public the chance to experience fascinating museum objects in full-rotation 3D.

Lowy family supports new eye research

06 December 2016

Philanthropist Frank Lowy has made a significant donation to eye research through fellowships that will support the Ian Constable Chair in Discovery and Translational Ophthalmic Science at UWA and based at the LEI.

Louise Pollard

Student outreach program leader wins national Fellowship

29 November 2016

Louise Pollard, Manager of UWA's student outreach program Aspire UWA, is one of three Australians to be awarded an Equity Fellowship by the National Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education.

Mark Shelton

UWA changemakers awarded prestigious scholarships

23 November 2016

A political change maker and a leading innovator from The University of Western Australia have been awarded prestigious scholarships, recognising their potential as young global ambassadors.

Ryuta Ujihara

UWA congratulates its 2017 Forrest scholar

23 November 2016

A nature lover from Japan who wants to help solve the world’s looming water shortage is UWA's recipient of the 2017 Forrest Research Foundation Scholarships.

Indigenous commitment

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