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UWA scored 5 stars in student:teacher ratio.

The Good Universities Guide 2018.


Discover some of the groundbreaking research and innovation happening at UWA.

Todd Bond in lab

Mystery pufferfish circles discovered in Australia’s north-west

22 September 2020

Mystery circles providing evidence of a potential new species of pufferfish have been discovered in Australia’s north-west by researchers at The University of Western Australia and Australian Institute of Marine Science.

Australia's first COVID-19 vaccine study to begin

21 September 2020

Australia’s first needle-free, gene-based COVID-19 vaccine study will be spearheaded in Western Australia by researchers from The University of Western Australia and Telethon Kids Institute.

Survey to examine impact of COVID-19 on mental health of country footballers

21 September 2020

A new survey will investigate how COVID-19 has affected the health of country footballers unable to play this year, and compare it to those who have been able to play.


Researchers find an increase in prescription of antipsychotics

18 September 2020

Antipsychotic drugs are being prescribed at an increasing rate by Australian health practitioners, a new study by scientists from The University of Western Australia has found.

plastic on beach

Scientists sound alarm on global plastic pollution

18 September 2020

At least one billion people worldwide would be needed to take part in a global clean-up to reduce plastic waste, according to an international group of researchers including The University of Western Australia.

Toby Richards

Intravenous iron does not help anaemic patients during surgery

08 September 2020

A global study led by researchers at UWA has addressed the rising use of intravenous iron therapy in anaemic patients during major surgery and found there is little benefit.


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


Shark Bay Festival to focus on seagrass devastated by heatwave

17 September 2020

Raising awareness of the devastation to seagrass in the Shark Bay area from the 2011 heatwave and conservation efforts by scientists from The University of Western Australia and Malgana Rangers will be the focus of next month’s Wirriya Jalyanu (seagrass) Festival.

Bonnie Furzer, Ben Jackson and Conor Boyd

New exercise program tackles student mental health issues

11 September 2020

Improving the mental health and physical fitness of university students is the focus of a new mentor-based exercise program at UWA.

James Ledger playing guitar

UWA musicians recognised in Australian art music awards

10 September 2020

A world-renowned musician and three UWA graduates have been recognised in the 2020 Australian Art Music awards, receiving awards for their contribution to Australian music.

Student sitting in workshop

School holiday workshop connects students with renewable energy experts

09 September 2020

High school students will have the opportunity to explore the future of renewable energy engineering and connect with industry experts at a school holiday workshop to be held at UWA.

Dr Jim Barrow

Lifelong passion keeps researcher at top of tree

04 September 2020

An 87-year-old researcher from UWA with a passion for agricultural science is proving age is no barrier to a successful research career after publishing 59 research papers, including seven this year, since retiring in 1992.

Postgrad series

Postgraduate information series highlights new study options

02 September 2020

Current and prospective students looking to take their career to the next level, change careers or upskill are invited to an online postgraduate information series run by The University of Western Australia.

Indigenous commitment

The University of Western Australia acknowledges that its campus is situated on Noongar land, and that Noongar people remain the spiritual and cultural custodians of their land, and continue to practise their values, languages, beliefs and knowledge.