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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 Pennell

Breakthrough in predicting premature birth

23 June 2016

A blood test developed by a team of scientists, including researchers from UWA, can identify women who are at risk of having a premature birth as early as 18 weeks as into their pregnancy.

Ian Dunican

Sleep in and win

21 June 2016

The science of sleep is the latest weapon being used by Perth’s top women’s basketball team with research carried out with The University of Western Australia offering hope to anyone who struggles to sleep through the night.

David Blair and gravity waves team

Second detection of gravitational waves

16 June 2016

An international team of scientists including 21 researchers from UWA has made a major breakthrough: a second detection of gravitational waves, following their world-first discovery of gravitational waves last September.

Abel Feleke

UWA student awarded prestigious scholarship

14 June 2016

A UWA student has been awarded a prestigious 2016 RIBA Norman Foster Travelling Scholarship.

Aman, Graham and May

Seaweed extract to reduce chemicals in gas and oil production

09 June 2016

UWA researchers are aiming to prevent calcium scale in oil and gas pipelines through the innovative use of an environmentally friendly seaweed extract.

Tim Inglis

Funding to assist with antibiotic resistance research

06 June 2016

Medical microbiologist Professor Tim Inglis has been awarded funding by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to develop a screening test that will detect antibiotic resistance and ensure the right antibiotics can be prescribed.


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

Winter Arts

24 June 2016

UWA’s Cultural Precinct is giving Perth audiences the perfect winter escape with an exciting program of events for WINTERarts 2016, celebrating the best of arts and culture in Western Australia at the beautiful Crawley campus.


Early guaranteed engineering places offered to top students

23 June 2016

For the first time, UWA will allow Year 12 students to apply – six months earlier than usual – for a guaranteed place in engineering, based on an ATAR score predicted by their school.

 Dr Hayley Christian and Dr Chris Brown (Bondi Vet)

UWA researcher backs pet friendly communities

16 June 2016

The benefits of pet ownership in the community are well documented, but researcher Dr Hayley Christian from UWA's School of Population Health says even more can be done to create pet friendly communities.

Kerry Sanderson

Queen's Birthday Honours

14 June 2016

An Australian hockey legend is among 18 graduates and a staff member of UWA who have been recognised in the 2016 Queen’s Birthday Honours List.

Kevin Pfleger

Medical researcher wins top award

13 June 2016

One of Western Australia’s brightest medical scientists has been recognised with a prestigious award by the British Pharmacological Society.

Jodie Palmer

Re'Disc'ulous frisbee talent

06 June 2016

Master of Exercise Science student Jodie Palmer will head to London to compete for Australia in the sport of Ultimate Frisbee.

Indigenous Commitment

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