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

Ocean rubbish

What's happened to all the plastic in the Indian Ocean?

17 April 2019

Researchers at The University of Western Australia have found that although the Indian Ocean is the world’s biggest dumping ground for plastic waste, nobody seems to know where it goes.


UWA part of a new era of Australian ocean research

16 April 2019

The University of Western Australia will be at the forefront of a new era of research into the ‘blue economy’, following the announcement of Australia’s biggest Cooperative Research Centre (CRC).

Paul Flatau

Charities struggle to measure outcomes

11 April 2019

Research has found a gulf exists between the expectation of not-for-profit groups and charities to measure their outcomes, and the funding available to do so.

Sea urchin

Fearless sea urchins stripping underwater forests

10 April 2019

A study has found sea urchins’ fear of predators plays a key role in the health of underwater forests, which are declining globally. The study also found bigger sea urchins showed more fear than smaller ones.

Knee with arthrofibrosis

New therapy needed for two forms of painful joint condition

10 April 2019

A new collaborative study led by UWA has found that a painful joint condition called arthrofibrosis that can result from traumatic injury or surgery may come in two forms which should be treated separately.

Chimpanzee with large gonads

Showy male primates have smaller testicles

10 April 2019

Male primates equipped with all the bells and whistles to attract a female mate tend to have smaller gonads, according to a study by researchers at UWA and the University of Zurich.


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

Tim Ungar

Tim Ungar appointed Chair of Perth Festival Board

17 April 2019

Perth businessman Tim Ungar has been appointed Chair of Perth Festival, succeeding John Barrington to Chair Australia's longest-running international arts festival.

Year 12 Indigenous students

Program to encourage year 12 Indigenous students

12 April 2019

Indigenous Year 12 students from around the state will attend a leadership seminar at UWA to encourage them to further their education at tertiary level.

Kenneth Hayne

What's next after the banking royal commission

03 April 2019

The implications of the Banking Royal Commission will be the topic of a breakfast panel discussion to be hosted by UWA's Business School this Friday 5 April.


UWA to deliver innovation in digital services for students

20 March 2019

UWA has reached another milestone in its digital campus journey, working with Cisco to deploy app-based software solution Involvio in partnership with Optus.


Program to connect students with industry and workforce

19 March 2019

A new PhD program led by UWA to connect students with industry and help them solve real world problems is being rolled out in WA.

Dr Jo Hawkins

UWA gets down to business with new innovation space IQX

19 March 2019

UWA has launched an innovation, co-working and event space to help grow Western Australian small-to-medium-sized enterprises.

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.