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Gluten free

Call for greater transparency in gluten free testing

21 May 2019

A Coeliac disease expert from UWA is calling for greater transparency in the testing of gluten free foods. It comes after reports that some gluten free products contain traces of gluten, potentially dangerous to sufferers of Coeliac disease.

Stressed child

One in seven school students affected by mental health issues

20 May 2019

A national survey led by UWA has found that mental health disorders affected one in seven students during the previous 12 months, with ADHD and anxiety cited as the most common disorders.

Ship engraving in Dampier Archipelago

Pilbara ship engraving may depict British ship Mermaid in 1818

16 May 2019

A team of archaeologists has discovered a depiction of a British naval ship carved on to a boulder on an island in the Dampier Archipelago in Western Australia's Pilbara region.


50 per cent of people do not know they have high blood pressure

15 May 2019

A study involving scientists from UWA and the Royal Perth Hospital Medical Research Foundation has revealed 50 per cent of Australians living with high blood pressure do not realise they have it.

Turtle hatchling

New threat revealed for baby turtles

14 May 2019

New research has revealed that marine turtle hatchlings entering the ocean close to jetties have a high likelihood of being eaten.

Deep sea fish

Deep-sea fish can detect colour in the dark

10 May 2019

A team of international researchers has found that deep-sea fish have developed surprisingly diverse vision that enables them to detect colour in the dark.


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

Bob Hawke

Tribute to Bob Hawke

17 May 2019

The University of Western Australia mourns with the nation on the passing of the Hon Dr Bob Hawke, LLB, BA, DLitt.

Students looking at computer

UWA and Trilogy join forces to offer coding boot camp

16 May 2019

A new professional web development course that aims to meet the rising demand for job-ready tech talent will be launched by UWA in partnership with US education technology company Trilogy education.

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The State Budget a positive investment in WA's future

10 May 2019

The University of Western Australia has welcomed the allocation of research and education funding announced in the 2019 WA State Budget.

Schenberg art prize

Cheezels add new flavour to Schenberg art fellowship prize

07 May 2019

Monash University fine arts graduate Anita Cummins has been awarded UWA's 2019 Dr Harold Schenberg Visual Art Fellowship which is now worth $50,000.

Star Wars

UWA Star Wars video a big hit

07 May 2019

The University of Western Australia Star Wars Day video released on international Star Wars Day (May 4) has proven to be a big hit.

Tim Ungar

Tim Ungar appointed Chair of Perth Festival Board

17 April 2019

Perth businessman Tim Ungar has been appointed Chair of Perth Festival, succeeding John Barrington to Chair Australia's longest-running international arts festival.

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.