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The Good Universities Guide 2015.


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

Trump and the truth : A study of political misinformation

01 March 2017

A study led by researchers at The University of Western Australia has found that people who supported Donald Trump were more likely to believe information if they were told President Trump said it, and if it was later proved to be false, that didn’t affect their intention to vote for him.

Baby feet

Improvements in mental health screening for new mums

28 February 2017

A unique study is about to take place to improve the mental health of expectant and new Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mums living in remote communities.

Shanta Barley

Sharks overfishing may impact coral reefs

28 February 2017

A study by marine biologists at The University of Western Australia has found that fishing by Indonesian shark hunters may have resulted in changes to fish communities on a major reef off Western Australia’s North-West coast.

Telescope records 12 billion year old explosion

28 February 2017

The Zadko Telescope has captured the explosive birth of a black hole 12 billion light years away that took place before the Earth and Sun existed.

Research to fight multi-drug resistant bacteria

Research to help fight multi-drug resistant bacteria

15 February 2017

Researchers have uncovered the three-dimensional molecular structure of a protein, called EptA, which is responsible for multi-drug resistance in many disease-causing bacteria


Unique movements of cholesterol discovered

13 February 2017

An international team of researchers has developed a new way of visualising the distribution of cholesterol in cells and tissues.


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

Medical Library

Million dollar upgrade for Medical Library

21 February 2017

The University of Western Australia will celebrate 60 years of medical teaching and research excellence by investing $7 million in a new state-of-the-art teaching and learning facility.

Organ Donor

Students show heart in organ donation initiative

21 February 2017

In an Australian first, The University of Western Australia will trial a new online initiative aimed at increasing the number of people registering to become organ donors.

Planet Bernard

Minor planet named Bernard

17 February 2017

A minor planet in the Solar System will officially be known as Bernardbowen from today after Australian citizen science project theSkyNet won a competition to name the celestial body.

Needle in microscope

Microscope-in-a-needle licensed for commercialisation

14 February 2017

UWA’s award winning invention, a miniaturised optical imaging probe known as the microscope-in-a-needle, has been licensed to Miniprobes Pty Ltd. so it can be developed and commercialised for use by surgeons.

Perth International Arts Festival

Perth International Arts Festival opens

10 February 2017

The Perth International Arts Festival invites you to celebrate a world-class program of art without borders. The adventure begins on Friday 10 February 2017 when Kings Park is gloriously transformed into a luminous showcase of dazzling imagery and sound in a spectacular start to PIAF 2017.

Gravity Waves team

Recognition for UWA gravitational waves team

03 February 2017

Twenty-one scientists at The University of Western Australia have received Breakthrough Prize medals to recognise their part in one of the century’s most important science discoveries.

Indigenous commitment

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