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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.

Coral bleaching

Unusually calm weather on top of global warming causes coral die-off

24 March 2017

An international team of researchers, including a scientist from The University of Western Australia, has warned of the devastating consequences for shallow reef ecosystems when global warming combines with local weather anomalies.

Public speaking

Helping ease public speaking anxiety

21 March 2017

Researchers at UWA have found that a reassuring message can help reduce people’s anxiety about speaking in public as well as make them feel positive about their nerves before the talk.


New honey bee research centre to create a buzz

17 March 2017

A new Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) led by UWA will provide a boost to Australia’s valuable, but largely untapped honey bee products, by bringing together industry and academic expertise.

Coral bleaching

Bleaching concerns for WA coral reefs

16 March 2017

Researchers have examined the impact of the most severe global coral bleaching event to ever be recorded.

Amy James

Protein doppelgangers are long-lost cousins

15 March 2017

A 60-year-old mystery has been solved by biochemists at The University of Western Australia investigating the origin of a type of digestion-inhibiting proteins thought only to exist in two plant families that contain the important legume and cereal crops.

Students in the classroom

Research shows equity students need more support

15 March 2017

A new UWA study has confirmed that equity students are generally well-supported in their university study, although challenges remain particularly for non-English speaking students and students with a disability.


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

Indigenous law graduates

Record number of Indigenous Law students graduate

13 March 2017

A record number of Indigenous students from UWA have graduated with a Bachelor of Laws degree this year.

Fulbright scholars

Fulbright scholars to advance coral reef and groundwater studies

10 March 2017

A postgraduate hydrogeology student and a postdoctoral coral reef researcher from The University of Western Australia have received prestigious Fulbright Scholarships for 2017. They will travel to the United States to advance their fields globally and join an elite worldwide group that includes Nobel Laureates and Pulitzer Prize winners.


UWA ranked in top 50 for seven subjects in QS rankings

08 March 2017

The University of Western Australia has had seven subjects ranked in the top 50 in the QS World University Rankings by Subject, up from six subjects last year.

Winthrop Hall

February 2017 awards and achievements

07 March 2017

Congratulations to the many achievements of staff and students in February.

Fogarty Foundation Scholars

WA's brightest awarded Fogarty Foundation Scholarships

24 February 2017

Eleven of the State's highest-achieving students have accepted UWA Fogarty Foundation Scholarships to study at The University of Western Australia.

Medical Library

Million dollar upgrade for Medical Library

21 February 2017

The University of Western Australia will celebrate 60 years of medical teaching and research excellence by investing $7 million in a new state-of-the-art teaching and learning facility.

Indigenous commitment

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