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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.

David Sampson

Researchers named finalists in Premier's Science Awards

25 July 2016

Eight leading researchers from The University of Western Australia are among 15 finalists announced in this year’s Premier’s Science Awards.

3D-printing used to explore superconductivity of materials

19 July 2016

Researchers at The University of Western Australia have revealed that 3D-printing can be used to create a resonant microwave cavity via an aluminium-silicon alloy that shows superconductivity when cooled below the critical temperature of aluminium.

Kelp forests

Kelp forests in the Great Southern Reef wiped out by marine heatwave

08 July 2016

A team of marine scientists led by UWA have uncovered the extinction of a kelp forest ecosystem along 100 kilometres of Western Australia’s coastline, following a heatwave that occurred in 2011.


Anxious West Australians less prepared for bushfires

07 July 2016

A study carried out by UWA has found that people who are anxious are worse off when it comes to being prepared for bushfires

Dr Emma Griffiths

Reversible contraceptive use growing

06 July 2016

Researchers have documented a high use of long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARCs) among Aboriginal women in WA’s Western Desert region.

Great White Shark

Shark Shield proves effective

04 July 2016

Shark researchers at The University of Western Australia have released the final test results of a study that examined the effectiveness of the Shark ShieldTM shark deterrent.


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

Shaun Lee-Chen

Violinist wins Helpmann award

26 July 2016

Internationally recognised violinist Shaun Lee-Chen and the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra have won a prestigious Helpmann Award.

Miriam Stannage

Miriam Stannage

21 July 2016

An art exhibition showcasing the final works of Australian artist Miriam Stannage will open at UWA on Saturday 30 July and run until Saturday 30 September.

Indigenous Year 10 school students

Science fun for school students

12 July 2016

Year 10 Indigenous students from around the State have attended the annual Indigenous Science Camp at UWA.

George Ford

Road to Olympic glory

12 July 2016

The University of Western Australia celebrated its Rio Olympic representatives at a breakfast event last week with former Hockeyroo and Olympic gold medallist Sally Carbon among a panel of special guests.

Social Impact Festival

Social Impact Festival hits WA

11 July 2016

UWA will host 16 events open to the public as part of the 2016 Social Impact Festival, which runs from Wednesday 20 to Wednesday 27 July.


Community given vital input into advancing medical research

08 July 2016

A $3.2 million grant from Lotterywest will allow the highly successful Consumer Involvement Program of UWA’s School of Population Health and the Telethon Kids Institute to be expanded to 18 other WA organisations.

Indigenous Commitment

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