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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.

Fish at home on subsea oil and gas pipelines

07 December 2018

A research project carried out by The University of Western Australia on a BHP subsea oil and gas pipeline off the north-west coast of Australia has found the pipeline has two to three times more the commercial value of fish than surrounding areas in deep waters.


Anxious people respond worst to bushfire threat

06 December 2018

Research from The University of Western Australia has found people who are anxious or easily stressed are less likely to be well prepared or respond well to bushfires.

Emergency services

One in three emergency services personnel are stressed

29 November 2018

A national study commissioned by Beyond Blue and led by UWA has found one in three emergency services employees experience high psychological distress.

UWA awarded Australian Research Council funding

28 November 2018

Researchers at The University of Western Australia have been awarded $13.65 million in Federal Government funding for 34 research projects ranging from a project to investigate the safety, efficiency and environmental impact of fracking to developing a new measure of autistic traits in adults and improving the social and economic outcomes for children of mothers in prison.

Supernova image courtesy of NASA and Hubble Space telescope

New evidence reveals how life was created after the Big Bang

27 November 2018

The Big Bang theory and the question of how life on Earth began has fascinated scientists for decades, but now new research from The University of Western Australia suggests the conditions that resulted from the Big Bang are different to what we thought.

Waves at Torbay in Albany

New website puts WA on the map for wave energy research

26 November 2018

Information on wave conditions in the Albany and Perth metropolitan area is now publically available through a new website launched by The University of Western Australia’s Wave Energy Research Centre in Albany and supported by the Western Australian Government.


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

Dr Taryn Foster and Joshua Dunne

Three UWA graduates awarded Fulbright Scholarships

07 December 2018

A marine science postgraduate, an international relations graduate and one of Australia’s brightest young female entrepreneurs have been awarded Fulbright scholarships for 2019, joining a prestigious global group that includes Nobel Laureates and Pulitzer Prize winners.

Celebrate the festive season at UWA

05 December 2018

The University of Western Australia will come alive this festive season with a Christmas concert set against the magnificent backdrop of Winthrop Hall.

UWA centre to advance new subsea engineering technology

30 November 2018

A new Centre launched today at The University of Western Australia will drive research into new subsea engineering technologies for offshore oil and gas production and maintain Western Australia’s competitiveness in the LNG market.


UWA top of the State in Engineering

30 November 2018

The University of Western Australia has remained the top of the State in Engineering and Technology, and Computer Science in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings by subject, released today.

Jack Collard

UWA students recipients of New Colombo Plan scholarships

26 November 2018

A 19-year-old Whadjuk Ballardong Nyoongar man studying Political Sciences, International Relations and Indonesian studies at The University of Western Australia has been named the New Colombo Plan Indonesia Fellow and presented with a scholarship through the prestigious 2019 New Colombo Plan (NCP) scholarship program.

Peter Quinn, Dawn Freshwater and HRH The Duke of York

Royal praise for commitment to science and engineering

23 November 2018

His Royal Highness The Duke of York today praised UWA for its investment in science and engineering during a visit to the University campus.

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.