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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.

Research to help farmers make more informed decisions

12 November 2018

A new partnership involving UWA will see vast amounts of WA agricultural data collected and analysed, at an unprecedented scale, to help farmers make more informed decisions.

Noisy gut waist band

Noisy guts project wins an Innovator of the Year Award

08 November 2018

A UWA research project that uses acoustic sensing technology to detect gut disorders, and could replace the usual invasive colonoscopy method, has won a top honour in the Innovator of the Year Awards.

Fishing nets

Study finds modern slavery promotes overfishing

08 November 2018

Labour abuses including modern slavery are ‘hidden subsidies’ that allow distant-water fishing fleets to remain profitable and promote overfishing, according to new research from The University of Western Australia and the Sea Around Us initiative at the University of British Columbia.

Infill housing

Report urges Perth to adopt medium-density infill housing

07 November 2018

Researchers at The University of Western Australia are warning that Perth needs to limit urban sprawl but they argue lower-density infill development in suburban backyards is not the answer.

Artificial intelligence bot trained to recognise galaxies

31 October 2018

Researchers have taught an artificial intelligence program used to recognise faces on Facebook to identify galaxies in deep space.

UWA researcher Paula Cartwright with K+S Salt Australia’s Gerrit Gödecke.

Project to examine water quality impact on marine habitats

30 October 2018

A new research partnership between The University of Western Australia and K+S Salt Australia will investigate the impact of cyclones and other weather events on water quality and the marine ecosystem in the north-west of Western Australia.


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

His Royal Highness The Duke of York visits The University of Western Australia

16 November 2018

His Royal Highness The Duke of York visits The University of Western Australia.

Cat Power

Perth Festival launches 2019 program

02 November 2018

The Perth Arts Festival invites you to celebrate a world-class arts program, including several world premieres that are proudly stamped Made in WA and celebrate the unique brilliance and beauty of Perth.

Calum Braham

UWA student awarded 2019 Rhodes Scholarship

02 November 2018

A mathematician, choral singer and pianist from The University of Western Australia has been awarded a prestigious Rhodes Scholarship, recognising his potential as a young global ambassador.

Winthrop Hall

UWA placed 81st in the world in US News Rankings

31 October 2018

The University of Western Australia has been named among the top 100 in the world in the U.S. News ranking of 1,250 universities around the globe.

Winthrop Hall

UWA leads the way in global subject rankings

18 October 2018

The University of Western Australia has been ranked first in WA in the subjects of Business & Economics, Social Sciences, and Education in the global Times Higher Education World University Rankings by subject.

Vice-Chancellor Dawn Freshwater

UWA improves international student satisfaction rates

12 October 2018

UWA Vice-Chancellor Professor Dawn Freshwater has welcomed the release of the International Student Barometer 2018, which showed significant improvements in student satisfaction rates.

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.