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

First settlers

People voyaged to Australia by boat more than 50,000 years ago

21 May 2018

Researchers working to solve the mystery of how people first reached Australia have shown that arrival was made by sizeable groups of people deliberately voyaging between islands.


Fossil discovery challenges history of our ocean

18 May 2018

A global research team has discovered sea lily fossils, providing new evidence the species lived in shallow water in the Southern Hemisphere millions of years longer than previously thought.

Blood pressure

Get your blood pressure checked during May

17 May 2018

A study has found more than a third of people have high blood pressure but many are unaware they have it. People are being encouraged to get their blood pressure checked for free this month in booths across Perth.

Bottom trawlers

Bottom trawlers chuck 437 million tonnes of fish each year

11 May 2018

A new study by UWA and the University of British Columbia has found 437 million tonnes of fish worth an estimated $720 billion have been thrown overboard in the past 65 years globally by industrial fisheries using bottom trawls.

Perth city skyline

Living is not as easy as it could be in Perth

11 May 2018

A new report measuring Perth's liveability progress has found that despite improvements, the city is struggling to meet its targets for policy implementation.

Diabetes research

New device could mean end of the jab for those with diabetes

08 May 2018

Researchers from The University of Western Australia are testing the effectiveness of a device in the long-term treatment of the low blood glucose form of diabetes and are in need of community participants for the study


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

Chairman Ronald Woss AM

New foundation at UWA to help save young lives

18 May 2018

A new foundation at The University of Western Australia will support research to identify trigger points for youth suicide and measures to help predict when someone is at high risk.

Dr Bransby

New Fugro Chair in Geotechnics

18 May 2018

Leading geotechnical engineer, Dr Fraser Bransby, has been appointed Fugro Chair in Geotechnics at UWA's Oceans Graduate School (OGS) within the Faculty of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences.

IQ Awards

Latest in innovation showcased at the UWA IQ Awards

11 May 2018

An invention to monitor leukemia cells in the blood, methods to develop better medicines with fewer side-effects and an app to help school students develop skills for the future workplace were big winners at this year’s UWA IQ Awards.

Iain Grandage

Iain Grandage to lead Perth Festival

10 May 2018

One of Western Australia’s most successful cultural exports, Iain Grandage, has been appointed Artistic Director of Perth Festival for 2020-23.

Julius the dog

Therapy dog a furry friend for UWA law students

04 May 2018

The UWA Law School has a new wellbeing initiative - a furry four legged friend that is providing students with a much-needed break from their studies and proving to be quite a hit with people on campus.

Isabel Inkster

2018 Ciara Glennon Scholarship awarded

03 May 2018

A third-year Law student with a passion for the law, arts and environment has been awarded this year’s Ciara Glennon Memorial Law Scholarship.

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.