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UWA scored 5 stars in graduate starting salaries.

The Good Universities Guide 2018.


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

Grad job mismatch

Graduates face increasing mismatch between education and jobs

14 June 2018

A new study by researchers at The University of Western Australia has found that more than one-quarter of Australian graduates are overqualified for their jobs after they complete university.

Fish catches

Government subsidies play key role in profitability of high sea fishing

11 June 2018

Up to 54 per cent of the high seas fishing industry would be unprofitable without large government subsidies, according to a global research collaboration including The University of Western Australia.


Dolphin name game reveals complex relationships

08 June 2018

Researchers from The University of Western Australia have discovered male bottlenose dolphins can retain individual vocal labels, or “names”, to help recognise friends and rivals in their social network, much like humans.

Dental patient

Divide in dental health accessibility between city and regional areas

05 June 2018

A UWA study has found that although the number of dentists in rural and remote areas have increased in recent years, it is still not keeping apace with the growth in demand.

New test to predict diabetic kidney disease before it occurs

04 June 2018

A new test developed by researchers from The University of Western Australia that can reliably predict the onset of diabetic kidney disease up to four years in advance has been given the green light for use.

Scuba diver

Role of kelp forests in mitigating climate change under threat

04 June 2018

A global study led by UWA and the Marine Biological Association of the UK has found that kelp forests take in more than twice the amount of carbon dioxide than previously thought, which can help mitigate the impact of climate change.


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

Aged care

Forum to look at ways of improving care for the aged

19 June 2018

The importance of caring for the aged and addressing issues that come with aging in our community will be the topics of focus at the 2018 Forum on Aging, to be held at UWA on Friday 29 June

Social Impact Festival

2018 Social Impact Festival

13 June 2018

Hear from global experts about major issues facing our society, get an insight into what it is like to be homeless and explore the Good Market where you can purchase ethically sourced products at UWA's 2018 Social Impact Festival.

Surrealist dream boat

Escape the winter gloom and experience the best in arts at UWA

12 June 2018

UWA's Cultural Precinct invites you to immerse yourself in an exciting program of arts and cultural activities during the 2018 WINTERarts season.

Brain Bee finalist

Brainy students compete in neuroscience championships at UWA

11 June 2018

More than 90 of WA’s brightest Year 10 students from 20 schools across the State competed in the WA Brain Bee championships last Friday at The University of Western Australia.

Erica Smyth

Graduates and staff recognised in Queen's Birthday Honours

11 June 2018

One of the State's top mining executives, a former Australian cricketer and educator and a world-leading breast cancer surgeon are among 18 graduates and three staff members to be recognised in the 2018 Queens Birthday Honours List.

Perth Festival

Perth Festival makes a big impact on our State

11 June 2018

A new report has confirmed Perth Festival’s significant positive impact on Western Australia’s social, cultural and economic life.

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.