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

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Ten million tonnes of fish dumped every year

27 June 2017

Industrial fishing fleets dump nearly 10 million tonnes of good fish back into the ocean every year, according to new joint research by UWA and the University of British Columbia.

Bacterial protein Image credit Tingting Liao and Aleksandra Debowski

More than meets the eye to ulcer-inducing bacterial protein

26 June 2017

Scientists at UWA and Perth-based biotech Ondek Pty Ltd have revealed new insights into the function of an important bacterial protein in Helicobacter pylori, the bacterium that causes stomach ulcers.

Lisa Wood

A neighbourhood's best friend

20 June 2017

Researchers have conducted the largest international study on the social benefits of pet ownership and found that owning a pet is not only important for our well-being but important for social connectedness in our neighbourhood.

Robert French

Robert French named UWA's 15th Chancellor

20 June 2017

The immediate past Chief Justice of the High Court of Australia, the Honourable Robert French AC, has been appointed the 15th Chancellor of The University of Western Australia.


High temperatures, not ocean acidification is threatening the growth of coral

15 June 2017

The Achilles’ heel of coral growth is high temperatures, not ocean acidification, according to researchers from The University of Western Australia and the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies.


Experts show new way to store clean gases

12 June 2017

An team of scientists has discovered a solution to a long-standing scientific problem of storing gases in common minerals.


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Citizen scientists to dig up dirt

27 June 2017

A ground-breaking project recruiting members of the public to become citizen scientists is set to expand in bold new directions.

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Experience the best in arts this winter

19 June 2017

This winter immerse yourself in The University of Western Australia’s exciting WINTERarts program which runs between 1 - 29 July.

UWA IQ Awards

UWA has the edge on innovation

15 June 2017

Western Australia’s innovation, entrepreneurship and research expertise was celebrated last night at The University of Western Australia’s inaugural IQ Awards, held at Crawley's historic Masonic Hall.

Professor Peter Klinken

Graduates earn Queen's Birthday Honours

13 June 2017

Western Australia’s Chief Scientist, one of Australia’s most highly cited astronomers and a top public servant are among 11 UWA graduates and staff recognised in this year's Queen’s Birthday Honours List.

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St Catherine's College to build Indigenous housing

09 June 2017

Education and employment outcomes for young Indigenous people have received a boost with a $12.8 million Federal funding grant to build custom-design accommodation.

UWA goes public with ATAR entry scores

UWA ranked among world's best universities

08 June 2017

The University of Western Australia has risen to become one of the world’s top 100 universities in the 2018 QS World University Rankings.

Indigenous commitment

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