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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.

Dr Cyril Grueter

Study finds educated people more likely to help a stranger

13 December 2019

People from highly educated neighbourhoods are more likely to help a stranger according to a study by researchers at UWA and Edith Cowan University.

Professor Andrea Cereatti puts a sensor on Murali

Cricket legend visits UWA to test wearable technology

09 December 2019

Sri Lankan spin bowling legend Muttiah Muralitharan (Murali) has visited UWA for an update on the technology that cleared his unorthodox bowling action in the late 1990s, resulting in him becoming a world record holder.

NHMRC funding

Health researchers awarded $16.89 million in federal funding

09 December 2019

Researchers at UWA have secured almost $17 million in federal funding for 11 research projects, including a promising asthma treatment and an important predictive test for parents donating a kidney to their child

Road Safety launch

New research centre to improve road safety

06 December 2019

A new centre to carry out road safety research is being established at UWA, which has been awarded the State Government’s $4.6 million road safety research contract with support from the Road Safety Commission.

Great Southern Reef

Great Southern Reef recognised internationally for biodiversity

05 December 2019

Australia's Great Southern Reef has been named Mission Blue's newest 'Hope Spot' - a special place that's critical to maintaining the health of our oceans - thanks to a PhD researcher at UWA.

UWA's Joshua Mylne shaking hands with Philippe Herve, CEO of Nexgen Plants

New collaboration to help fight growing herbicide resistance

05 December 2019

Researchers at The University of Western Australia have teamed up with Queensland-based plant healthcare company Nexgen Plants to help combat Australia’s growing herbicide resistance problem.


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

Indigenous dentistry graduates

Three female Indigenous students graduate as dentists

12 December 2019

Three Indigenous women were among 232 students to graduate at a ceremony held today in The University of Western Australia's Winthrop Hall.

Professor Amit Chakma

New UWA Vice-Chancellor announced

10 December 2019

The Senate of The University of Western Australia has appointed Professor Amit Chakma as its next and 19th Vice-Chancellor, commencing in July 2020.

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Awards and Achievements - December 2019

04 December 2019

The University of Western Australia has a continual roll call of awards, scholarships and prizes presented to staff and students. Congratulations UWA staff and students.

Let Every Stage Advance

Let Every Stage Advance: Politicians Think 2034

29 November 2019

UWA's Public Policy Institute has launched its latest publication, Let Every Stage Advance: Policy Ideas for Australia’s Fiftieth Parliament, at Parliament House in Canberra.

UWA Choir singing

Celebrate the festive season at the UWA annual Christmas concert

15 November 2019

The University of Western Australia will come alive this festive season with a public Christmas concert to support Lifeline WA, set on the beautiful grounds of the University’s Crawley campus.

Dr Annie Fogarty

WA Australian of the Year Awards announced

08 November 2019

Philanthropist and education advocate Dr Annie Fogarty AM and world-leading pre-term birth expert Professor John Newnham have been recognised in the 2020 WA Australian of the Year Awards.

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.