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

Blue tail skink on green leaf

Program brings endangered skink back to the wild

10 September 2019

The critically endangered Christmas Island blue-tailed skink is being released back into the wild following a successful decade-long captive breeding program.

Red emperor fish crowd around bait bag

Rare pictures uncover diverse marine life at Ningaloo Reef

10 September 2019

Researchers at The University of Western Australia have collected rare imagery revealing rich marine biodiversity at Ningaloo Reef, after deploying baited underwater cameras to analyse various fish species.

Helen Milroy

Stellar graduates join Young Lives Matter Board

10 September 2019

Australia's first Indigenous doctor Helen Milroy and Western Australia's former chief justice Wayne Martin have joined the board of UWA's suicide research initiative Young Lives Matter Foundation.

Raine Study

Origins of adult obesity found in early childhood

06 September 2019

Western Australia's Raine Study provided important data for a major international study that has found body mass index in babies, children and adults is influenced by different genetic factors that change as we age.


Tiny marsupial not here for a long time but here for a good time

06 September 2019

Research carried out by UWA has confirmed the extreme and unusual mating behaviour of the kaluta, Dasykaluta rosamondae.

Field pea

First pea genome to help improve crops of the future

03 September 2019

A global team including scientists from UWA has assembled the first genome of the field pea, which provides insight into how the legume evolved and will help aid future improvements of the crop.


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

Winthrop Hall

UWA retains top spot in WA in Times Higher Education rankings

12 September 2019

The University of Western Australia remains the highest-ranked university in WA and eighth in the nation according to the 2020 Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

Alex and Agatha Cohen

Vale Alex Cohen

10 September 2019

The University of Western Australia is saddened by the recent death of former Chancellor and Clinical Professor of Medicine, Alexander Cohen.

Sam Dulyba and Lucy Burns

Awards and achievements - September 2019

03 September 2019

Congratulations to the many staff and students for their achievements in September.

Rishelle Hume

Perth Festival appoints new board members

03 September 2019

Perth Festival is delighted to announce the appointment of three new Directors to its Board: Rowena Albones, Ben Lisle and Rishelle Hume.

Camp participants

High school students get a taste of university life

30 August 2019

More than 200 Year 11 students from 19 schools across Perth and the Peel area recently attended camps at UWA to get a taste of university life and learn about the opportunities available through a tertiary education.

Sarah Collins

UWA music scholar wins national award

28 August 2019

UWA's Chair of Musicology Dr Sarah Collins has won Australia's most prestigious award for the study of music - the McCredie Musicological Award.

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.