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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.

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UWA scores highly in world university subject rankings

17 July 2018

UWA has cemented its place among the world’s top universities with nine subject areas ranked in the top 50 globally, according to the 2018 Academic Ranking of World Universities.

UWA Zadko telescope

UWA telescope to help NASA explore Saturn's largest moon

16 July 2018

UWA's Zadko Telescope will be used to help NASA capture a rare astronomical event: an “occultation” (eclipse), where Saturn’s largest moon Titan will pass in front of a star.


Eradicate rats to bolster coral reefs

12 July 2018

Rat control should be considered an urgent conservation priority on many remote tropical islands to protect vulnerable coral reefs, according to an international research collaboration including The University of Western Australia.

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Study finds shape not size matters in male mice

11 July 2018

Male mice exposed to other male competitors have thicker penis bones according to a new study by researchers at The University of Western Australia.

3D modelling

New model for large-scale 3D facial recognition

06 July 2018

Researchers from The University of Western Australia have designed a new system capable of carrying out large-scale 3D facial recognition that could transform the entire biometrics industry.

Boost to life sciences

Boost to life sciences and innovation research

03 July 2018

A new initiative to grow Western Australia’s life sciences and innovation sector and boost local research capability was announced today as part of a collaboration between the State Government, UWA and MTPConnect.


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


UWA establishes Africa centre

17 July 2018

UWA has established the Africa Research & Engagement Centre to drive innovative and ethical collaborations with the dynamic continent of 55 countries and 1.3 billion people.

New wave energy technology creates a splash in Albany

12 July 2018

New technology to measure ocean waves and currents with greater accuracy than ever before is being deployed off the Albany coast this week, as part of the new Wave Energy Research Centre, an initiative led by The University of Western Australia.

Indigenous students

Holiday fun for Indigenous high school students

10 July 2018

Forty-two Year 10 and 11 Indigenous students from across the State are spending their school holidays at UWA for the annual Indigenous Science, Engineering and Health Camp.

Kobi Morrison

UWA students celebrated during NAIDOC Week

09 July 2018

An aspiring engineer and youth mentor and a young musician and playwright, both from UWA, have been recognised for their contribution to the Aboriginal community as part of this year’s NAIDOC Week.

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Cheating in sport: how can we embed ethics and values?

06 July 2018

Sports organisations must focus on encouraging value-led behaviour following the Australian cricketers’ damaging ball-tampering episode in South Africa, according to UWA sport psychologist Dr Sandy Gordon.

Dr Stephen MacDonald

Awards and achievements - June 2018

03 July 2018

Congratulations UWA staff and students for their many achievements in June.

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.