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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.

Katie Attwell

New research prepares for COVID-19 vaccine roll-out

27 May 2020

As the world waits for a COVID-19 vaccine, University of Western Australia researchers are part of a new study designed to prepare parents and government for a potential Australia-wide vaccination program.

Job seeker

Youth support critical to battle COVID-19-related employment challenges

27 May 2020

Researchers from UWA's Centre for Social Impact say supporting young people is more important now than ever, highlighting the long-term impact on youth unemployment as the result of shutdowns and restrictions from COVID-19.

Intensive care unit

Allocation of scarce health care resources raises confronting ethical issues

25 May 2020

A researcher from The University of Western Australia has highlighted the ethical choices faced by healthcare professionals as they decide who is allocated scarce life-saving medical resources during the COVID-19 crisis.


Three UWA scientists named Fellows of the Australian Academy of Science

25 May 2020

Three top science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) researchers from The University of Western Australia have been elected as 2020 Fellows of the Australian Academy of Science.

Healthy coral reefs need fish mix to survive

21 May 2020

A new study from The University of Western Australia has revealed clear evidence highlighting the importance of fish biodiversity to the health of tropical coral reef ecosystems.

Jo McDonald

UWA projects receive $3.1 million in national research funding

21 May 2020

Three projects from The University of Western Australia, have received a combined $3.1 million in research funding from the Federal Government’s Australian Research Council.


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

UWA Accredited Exercise Physiologist Ben Kramer conducting a Telehealth session

Exercise physiology students use telehealth to help community

25 May 2020

In response to physical distancing requirements imposed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, exercise physiology students from The University of Western Australia are now offering exercise fitness and rehabilitation consultations to the local community using online telehealth.

Prof Ted Snell

Art needs funding and we need art

23 May 2020

In times of crisis, we need the arts more than ever.

Professor Jane Den Hollander

International students vital

21 May 2020

Like many sectors in WA, our universities are in crisis. But while so many others have received government help, we have received none and there is not yet any clear pathway to recovery.


Scholarship recipient determined to make a difference to dental health

20 May 2020

A second-year Doctor of Dental Medicine postgraduate student from The University of Western Australia is this year’s recipient of the Country Women’s Association of Western Australia Rural Dental Scholarship.

Megan Menon

Scholarship helps budding lawyer achieve career aspirations

18 May 2020

A Bachelor of Arts graduate from The University of Western Australia has been awarded the first McCusker Law Scholarship to support her postgraduate studies in law.

Wai Li

UWA engineer recognised by global industry body

15 May 2020

An engineering PhD student from UWA has been globally recognised as one of the top 15 young engineering professionals in the petroleum engineering industry.

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.