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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.

Dr Gail Alvares

Researchers call for the term 'high functioning autism' to be consigned to history

20 June 2019

Autism researchers have called for the term 'high functioning autism' to be abandoned because of the misleading and potentially harmful expectations it creates around the abilities of children on the autism spectrum.


56 new species of arachnids found in the North West

19 June 2019

Researchers at UWA and the Western Australian Museum have discovered 56 new species of arachnids, known as schizomids, in Western Australia’s Pilbara region.

 UWA students outside Winthrop Hall

UWA rises 16 places in three years in QS World University Rankings

19 June 2019

UWA has climbed five places this year in the 2020 QS World University Rankings, from 91 to 86 out of 10001 universities around the world.

Amanda Derbyshire and program coordinator Kylee Rangirangi with kids

Program shows kids lagging behind in basic physical skills

18 June 2019

A program run by UWA has found many Perth children are falling short of developing basic physical skills.

Sheep and lambs

Stressed sheep fleeced by their genes

17 June 2019

Genetics play a large factor in determining the temperament of sheep and how they react to stress, according to a study by UWA researchers.

Slate pencil sea urchin

Study finds remote climate events can drive marine heatwaves

17 June 2019

A new international study has found marine heatwaves can be influenced by climate 'events' that take place thousands of kilometres away


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

Beau Scaddan

Brainy Perth Mod student wins neuroscience competition

24 June 2019

A Perth Modern School student with a passion for neuroscience and medicine has taken out this year’s WA Brain Bee Championship held at UWA.

(L-R) John Van Der Wielen, Rob Scott and Ben Wyatt

UWA appoints state treasurer to business school board

24 June 2019

This article is reprinted with the permission of The Australian Financial Review newspaper. It was published online on Monday 24 June 2019.

Shuan Hern Lee

UWA music prodigy named best in the world

11 June 2019

A 16-year-old student from UWA has won the 2019 Cliburn International Junior Piano Competition in Dallas, Texas.

Sue Murphy

Graduates and staff recognised in Queen's Birthday Honours

10 June 2019

One of UWA's first female engineering graduates, a former Supreme Court Justice and one of Australia's most powerful executive women are among 22 graduates and five staff recognised in this year's Queen's Birthday Honours List.

Johan Wesseloo

Australian Centre for Geomechanics appoints new director

07 June 2019

Associate Professor Johan Wesseloo has been appointed director of the Australian Centre for Geomechanics at UWA, replacing Professor Yves Potvin.

Dr Angus Turner

Eye doctor among those recognised in WA of the Year Awards

04 June 2019

A leading eye doctor from UWA with a deep passion for helping remote, rural and disadvantaged communities is among seven people to be recognised in the 2019 West Australian of the Year awards.

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.