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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.


Trial determines safest airway device for babies in surgery

19 January 2017

A ground-breaking medical trial, involving babies with breathing problems, has determined that a laryngeal mask is the preferred option over an endotracheal tube during minor surgical procedures.

Galaxy stripping

Galaxy murder mystery

17 January 2017

It’s the big astrophysical whodunnit. Across the Universe, galaxies are being killed and the question scientists want answered is, what’s killing them?

Professor Dawn Freshwater

UWA announces new Vice-Chancellor

17 January 2017

Professor Dawn Freshwater has been appointed the next Vice-Chancellor of The University of Western Australia.

Plant diversity

How soil organisms can help plant species co-exist

13 January 2017

A new study of shrublands in Southwest Australia has identified how plant species can successfully coexist while competing for space and limited resources.

Ruby seadragon

Researchers capture first glimpse of ruby seadragons in the wild

13 January 2017

Researchers capture first glimpse of ruby seadragons in the wild

Dr Laura Boykin

UWA scientist wins prestigious senior TED Fellowship

11 January 2017

A research scientist from The University of Western Australia with a mission to increase food security in East Africa has been named the first Australian-based Senior TED Fellow in the history of the program.


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

Handsome devil

Season two of Lotterywest films commences

17 January 2017

The Perth International Arts Festival has launched the second half of its outdoor summer season which includes Lotterywest Festival films, some of which will be shown at UWA..

Perth Writers Festival launches 2017 program

12 January 2017

The 2017 Perth Writers Festival program brings more than 100 celebrated writers, thinkers, artists and activists from around the world to Western Australia for a provoking and inspiring literary weekend this February.


Fever shoots for success with UWA partnership

09 January 2017

The University of Western Australia has been announced as a new major Partner of West Coast Fever Australian netball team.

Jo McDonald

Researcher recognised for contribution to archaeology

19 December 2016

Professor Jo McDonald from UWA has been recognised at the Australian Archaeological Association (AAA) conference for her outstanding contribution to archaeology.

Professor Peter Davies

UWA joins United Nations Sustainable Development Network

12 December 2016

UWA has joined the United Nations Sustainable Development Network to help tackle some of the world's most pressing problems

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.

Indigenous commitment

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