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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.

Reef shark

Sharks need a safe place too

01 December 2016

After analysing more than 2000 hours of coastal shark sightings, researchers from The University of Western Australia and other collaborators have warned that habitats important for juvenile shark survival are not adequately protected.

Premature baby

Success for premature birth prevention

30 November 2016

A preterm birth prevention program led by The University of Western Australia has had success in reducing the rate of early births in Western Australia.

Pole dancing

Pole dancers wanted for world first study

24 November 2016

A world first study conducted at The University of Western Australia is looking to uncover the physical and mental benefits of pole dancing.

Barry Marshall

UWA Nobel Laureate develops drug to prevent food allergies

24 November 2016

UWA Nobel Laureate develops drug to prevent food allergies

UWA Zadko Telescope helps reconstruct 'Barbarian' asteroids

24 November 2016

The University of Western Australia’s Zadko Telescope has been used by an international team to reconstruct the shape of a rare ‘Barbarian’ asteroid (space rock).


Concern over parasites affecting honey bees

16 November 2016

Scientists have tagged 200 honey bee workers to find out how a highly-contagious fungal parasite impacts their ability to pollinate crops.


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

Louise Pollard

Student outreach program leader wins national Fellowship

29 November 2016

Louise Pollard, Manager of UWA's student outreach program Aspire UWA, is one of three Australians to be awarded an Equity Fellowship by the National Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education.

Mark Shelton

UWA changemakers awarded prestigious scholarships

23 November 2016

A political change maker and a leading innovator from The University of Western Australia have been awarded prestigious scholarships, recognising their potential as young global ambassadors.

Ryuta Ujihara

UWA congratulates its 2017 Forrest scholar

23 November 2016

A nature lover from Japan who wants to help solve the world’s looming water shortage is UWA's recipient of the 2017 Forrest Research Foundation Scholarships.

Indigenous graduates Ricki-lee Walley, Arthur Pitt, Declan Scott, Angela Crombie and Jamela King

UWA congratulates graduating Indigenous students

21 November 2016

UWA congratulates a record number of Indigenous students who received their degrees at UWA’s Winthrop Hall at the weekend.

Aboriginal flag

Northern wealth under spotlight at Indigenous conference

10 November 2016

Indigenous leaders from across Australia will come together for the Indigenous Business, Enterprise and Corporations Conference, to be held at UWA on 1 and 2 December.

Report identifies need for change in Indigenous suicide prevention

10 November 2016

Report identifies need for change in Indigenous suicide prevention

Indigenous commitment

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