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Discover some of the ground-breaking research and innovation happening at UWA.

Muscular dystrophy drug

UWA drug offers new hope to young muscular dystrophy sufferers

20 September 2016

A new drug for the treatment of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) originally developed at The University of Western Australia has been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Imaging system

Research aims to show how surgery will really look

14 September 2016

Researchers at UWA have produced a new 3D imaging system that will provide patients considering facial cosmetic procedures with an accurate prediction of the results.


Three's a crowd with arrival of new centrifuge

13 September 2016

The University of Western Australia is now home to the only geotechnical modelling facility in the world that operates three centrifuges.

Katie Meehan

Simple blood test could be used to detect breast cancer

09 September 2016

UWA researchers are working on a quick, simple and less invasive blood-based test that can detect breast cancer much earlier than current methods such as mammogram, MRI or biopsy.

Doctors urged to be cautious when treating low testosterone

31 August 2016

Doctors have been advised to exercise caution when prescribing testosterone treatment for older men with low testosterone and a history of cardiovascular disease, according to a position statement published today in the Medical Journal of Australia.

Embrace the power of 'Natural Experiments'

31 August 2016

Researchers at The University of Western Australia are urging ecologists to increase the use of large-scale natural and manmade disasters as experiments to help solve the greatest environmental challenges facing the planet.


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

Anglo Australian telescope

Astronomers shed light on different galaxy types

14 September 2016

In research published today, Australian scientists have taken a critical step towards understanding why different types of galaxies exist throughout the Universe.

Artist Miriam Stannage. Image credit: Frances Andrijich

UWA pays tribute to artist Miriam Stannage

12 September 2016

The University of Western Australia extends its deepest sympathy to family and friends of Miriam Stannage, State Living Treasure and leading Australian artist, who has passed away in Perth at the age of 77.

Sound performers

Online course to help musicians around the world

09 September 2016

An online learning program to educate musicians about occupational health and optimising their performance has received funding to develop a commercial version around Australia.

Scales of justice

UWA Law Dean wins national academic honour

06 September 2016

The University of Western Australia’s first female Law School Dean has been named Academic of the Year at the Lawyers Weekly 2016 Australian Law Awards held in Sydney.

Paul Johnson

Message from the UWA Vice-Chancellor

05 September 2016

A message from The University of Western Australia's Vice-Chancellor, Professor Paul Johnson.

Excavation of Dampier Archipelago

People inhabited Dampier Archipelago before last ice age

05 September 2016

A team of researchers from The University of Western Australia which is exploring the mysteries of the National Heritage listed Dampier Archipelago in north west WA has uncovered evidence of one of Australia’s most ancient settlements

Indigenous commitment

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