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UWA scored 5 stars in graduate starting salaries.

The Good Universities Guide 2015.


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


The rise of turfs - flattening of global kelp forests

18 January 2018

Research into kelp forests around the world shows they are being degraded into flat seascapes carpeted by unwanted turf-algae – and the WA coastline is one of the worst-affected areas.

Fish eyes

Shark declines can lead to fish with smaller eyes and tails

17 January 2018

Scientists at The University of Western Australia have discovered evidence of body shape changes in fish due to shark population declines from overfishing.

Dr Jason Bell

Our brains can trick us into thinking we are thinner

10 January 2018

Researchers have discovered that a psychological illusion could be making people think they are thinner than they actually are.

Office worker

The key to a vibrant democracy may lie in the workplace

05 January 2018

Research carried out by UWA in collaboration with the University of Minnesota and the University of Illinois has revealed the key to a vibrant democracy may be as simple as giving employees a voice.


UWA pioneers world-first research into bomb-detecting drones

21 December 2017

The Department of Defence has awarded a major research project to a consortium led by The University of Western Australia to develop high-tech sensors that could detect terrorist threats.

Young minds matter

Study links mental health to poor school results

18 December 2017

A survey has revealed Australia’s school students with poorer academic results is linked to students having more absences from school and more likelihood of self-harm.


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

Perth Festival Writers Week

Program launched for Perth Festival Writers Week

19 January 2018

Dine with Miles Franklin Prize winners, visit notorious Perth crime scenes, learn how to ‘read’ a dress, or take a ride with the kids in a storytelling Kombi van at Perth Festival Writers Week (19 - 25 February)

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UWA staff bound for Antarctica in leadership program

15 January 2018

An environmental economics researcher, a nanotechnology scientist and a neuropsychologist from UWA are among 80 women around the world selected to take part in the trip of a lifetime to Antarctica.

Josh Mylne, Hannah Etchells and Jessica Kretzmann

Researchers from UWA awarded Fulbright scholarships

21 December 2017

A PhD student looking into new applications of nanotechnology in treating cancer, an ecology PhD student researching catastrophic bush fires and a plant scientist researching enzymes, evolution and herbicides are three recipients from The University of Western Australia that have been presented with Fulbright Scholarships for 2018.

New Years resolutions

New Year's resolutions - how to make them and stick to them

20 December 2017

Making a New Year’s resolution is easy, but sticking to one is not. A Professor from UWA says there are tested strategies that can give people the tools they need to keep them.


Congratulations UWA 40under40 nominees

13 December 2017

Congratulations UWA staff and graduates who are nominees in the 2018 40under40 Awards. Run by Business News, the 40under40 Awards recognise Western Australia's finest business talent.

Amir Karton

UWA November awards and achievements

06 December 2017

The University of Western Australia's staff and students received many awards, scholarships and prizes in November.

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.