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UWA scored 5 stars in graduate starting salaries.

The Good Universities Guide 2018.


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

Albany Mayor Dennis Wellington, Vice-Chancellor Dawn Freshwater, Premier Mark McGowan and Minister Alannah MacTiernan

Albany to become global leader in wave energy

24 April 2018

The Great Southern is one step closer to becoming a global leader in marine renewable energy after the Albany Visitor Centre was announced as the location for the Wave Energy Research Centre.

Dr Joost Lesterhuis

New collaboration to improve treatments for cancer patients

23 April 2018

The University of Western Australia has entered a new collaboration with Douglas Pharmaceuticals, building on the work of researchers from UWA and the Telethon Kids Institute, to develop immunotherapy treatments for cancer.


Modern science shows Roman wheat farming advice was highly accurate

19 April 2018

Plant biologists from The University of Western Australia have made an important discovery about rising temperatures and wheat crops - and subsequently learned that the Romans suspected the effect more than 2000 years ago.

Dr Seyhan Yazar

Combing the human genome for the roots of hair colour

18 April 2018

Researchers from The University of Western Australia are part of an international team of 45 scientists from seven countries that has identified the genes that determine hair colour.

Earth Crust

Earth's oldest crust exposed in East Pilbara

17 April 2018

Researchers from The University of Western Australia and the Queensland University of Technology have unveiled how the Australian continent formed and evolved long before the evolution of the Earth’s present day tectonic plates.

Perth City sunset

National report reveals homeless challenges facing Australian cities

12 April 2018

A national report by UWA paints a bleak picture of the social and health implications of homelessness in Australian capital cities and the challenges that lie ahead to address these.


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


The business of honey

26 April 2018

The business of honey will be the focus of an upcoming Hackathon to address challenges facing the honey industry and explore markets for valuable, but largely untapped honey bee products.

Dementia funding

Researchers awarded $2.5 million for dementia prevention

23 April 2018

A research team led by Dr Kate Smith at The University of Western Australia has been awarded $2.5 million in federal funding to reduce the prevalence of dementia in Aboriginal Australians.

Law building

UWA and Corrs launch AI legal collaboration

19 April 2018

A special pro bono collaboration to help prepare law students for the increasing influence of artificial intelligence in the practice of law - while at the same time benefiting the Australian not-for-profit sector - has been announced by Australia’s leading independent law firm, Corrs Chambers Westgarth, and The University of Western Australia.

Leadership camp

Leadership camp set to inspire Indigenous students

18 April 2018

School holidays got off to an educational start when nearly 40 Indigenous Year 12 students from remote areas of Western Australia arrived in Perth to get a taste of university life.

Anna Nowak

Mesothelioma investigator named Cancer Researcher of the Year

13 April 2018

An internationally recognised researcher specialising in asbestos-related diseases has today been named WA Cancer Researcher of the Year.

UWA Music School

Perth voices unite to end homelessness

11 April 2018

The streets of Perth will come alive on Friday evening when up to 1000 singers and musicians gather to harness the power of music and raise awareness of homelessness in Western Australia.

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.