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

Shark populations

Global survey reveals shark populations are healthiest in Australia

24 July 2020

Shark populations are thriving across Australia’s coral reefs despite a widespread decline throughout the rest of the world, according to a world-first global study by researchers at UWA and AIMS.

Ocean plastics

International connection to Australian ocean plastic crisis uncovered

22 July 2020

The need for better recycling systems has been highlighted following the discovery of a strong connection between Australia and Indonesia’s ocean plastic problems by researchers at UWA, AIMS and The Ocean Cleanup Foundation.

Professor Daniel Green

Twin study shows environment plays a key role in our physical activity capability

21 July 2020

The benefit and physical gain people experience from particular types of exercise routines such as endurance or resistance training is more dependent on environmental factors such as lifestyle and diet rather than genetics, according to a team of sport science researchers at The University of Western Australia.

Harvey Millar

UWA plant biochemist awarded Australian Laureate Fellowship

06 July 2020

A plant biochemist from The University of Western Australia who is working to create sustainable protein resources from crops for new industries has been awarded a prestigious national Fellowship.

Professor Jo McDonald

First Aboriginal cultural sites discovered underwater 50000 years later

02 July 2020

Australia’s first Aboriginal cultural sites that were submerged under the sea after the last ice age have been discovered by a research team including scientists from The University of Western Australia. The research findings will be published in PLOS ONE.

Offshore energy installation

New wave of Federal funding to transform offshore energy industry

02 July 2020

The University of Western Australia has been awarded $5 million in Federal Government funding to establish a new research hub which will focus on harnessing data and physics-based science to better understand offshore energy environments and improve future infrastructure design.


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

Wendy Erber

UWA finalists announced in Premier's Science Awards

04 August 2020

Six leading academics and four students from The University of Western Australia have been announced as finalists in the 2020 Premier’s Science Awards.

Riley Dolman and Nothando Ngwenya

McCusker Centre celebrates 1000 student internships

06 July 2020

A unique internship program that provides students from UWA with an opportunity to give back to their communities has surpassed a milestone of more than 1000 internships, contributing more than 100,000 hours’ service to the community.

Professor Amit Chakma

New Vice-Chancellor starts at UWA

06 July 2020

The University of Western Australia’s new Vice-Chancellor takes up his role this week and is looking forward to building on the strengths of the University’s staff, students and wider community.

NHMRC funding

Awards and Achievements - June 2020

02 July 2020

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

Pat Dudgeon

COVID-19 puts extra strain on wellbeing of Indigenous Australians

26 June 2020

Indigenous communities must be empowered to address the social and emotional wellbeing needs of Aboriginals and Torres Strait Islanders, with COVID-19 putting an additional strain on mental health, a national consensus report has revealed.

Joakim Goldhahn

Swedish expert named Kimberley Foundation Ian Potter Chair in Rock Art

23 June 2020

An internationally recognised archaeologist with more than 25 years’ experience exploring the meaning and significance of rock art has been appointed Kimberley Foundation Ian Potter Chair in Rock Art at The University of Western Australia.

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.