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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.

Big radar

Technology installed on largest telescope

27 September 2016

The world’s largest filled single-dish radio telescope has been launched, which relies on a piece of Western Australian innovation.

Daniel Murphy, Frances Hoyle and Chris Gazey

UWA and DAFWA dig deep for soil science alliance

27 September 2016

Soil science researchers from UWA and DAFWA have combined their scientific and research capabilities to develop the long-term future of soil science in WA.

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.


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

Art exhibitions 2016

New season of art exhibitions open at UWA

27 September 2016

Explore a new season of exciting free art exhibitions that have opened at The University of Western Australia’s Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery.

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.

Indigenous commitment

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