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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.

Researchers count 13 new species of fanged arachnids in the Pilbara

28 October 2020

Researchers from UWA and the Western Australian Museum have discovered 13 new species of the elusive ‘spricket’ in Australia’s north-west, a creature that looks like a cross between a spider and a cricket and is only around 3mm long and 0.5mm wide.

Making biodiesel from dirty old cooking oil just got easier

27 October 2020

A global team including researchers from The University of Western Australia has developed a powerful, low-cost method for recycling used cooking oil and agricultural waste into biodiesel, and turning food scraps and plastic rubbish into high-value products.

New report finds WA charities doing it tough

27 October 2020

A new report from The University of Western Australia has found that Western Australian charities are operating under significant financial pressure and have had to reduce their service offerings considerably as a result.

Oldest titanium provides evidence of one-billion-year-old preserved life

15 October 2020

Researchers from The University of Western Australia have found the earliest finding of titanium inside one-billion-year-old cells, within the oldest evidence of fossils in the UK.

Study finds new gene that causes bone cancer

14 October 2020

A new international study has discovered a gene that allows the stimulation of cancer cells in a type of bone tumour that primarily affects young people during puberty.

Moon to Earth - WA to host space communications station

12 October 2020

An optical communications station capable of receiving high-speed data transmissions from space is set to be built in Western Australia and will be installed by The University of Western Australia


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

Living room provides welcoming new space for students on campus

28 October 2020

Students at UWA will be able to access a welcoming and inclusive new space that aims to promote wellbeing through early intervention, peer support and easy access to campus health services.

Pioneering physicist awarded top prize for science

28 October 2020

UWA’s Emeritus Professor David Blair has been awarded the prestigious Prime Minister’s Prize for Science for his contribution to the first detection of gravitational waves.

UWA and ECU launch Children’s University partnership

22 October 2020

UWA has joined with ECU to deliver the Children’s University Australasia program in Western Australia, to nurture aspirations and a love of learning from an early age.

Funding boost for young marine researchers

16 October 2020

Eight young researchers from The University of Western Australia have received a major boost to support their groundbreaking doctorate research in marine science.

Helen Milroy named finalist in national mental health award

15 October 2020

UWA’s Professor Helen Milroy is one of seven mental health champions from around the country to be selected as a finalist for the 2020 Australian Mental Health Prize.

Pharmacy graduate connects generations during isolation

09 October 2020

A new pen pal program that connects elderly and socially-isolated pharmacy patients with primary school students has been established by an intern pharmacist and graduate from UWA.

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.