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UWA scored 5 stars in student:teacher ratio.

The Good Universities Guide 2018.


Research

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


Aboriginal people lived in Western Desert 50000 years ago

20 September 2018

Archaeologists from The University of Western Australia working with Traditional Custodians from the Birriliburru Indigenous Protected Area (IPA) have recovered evidence that people lived in the Australian arid zone 50,000 years ago.

Mountain gorilla

Why mountain gorillas take risks to raid eucalyptus plantations

20 September 2018

New research by scientists at The University of Western Australia has solved the mystery of why critically endangered mountain gorillas go to extremes to raid eucalyptus plantations.

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Magellanic Clouds duo may have been a trio

18 September 2018

Two of the closest galaxies to the Milky Way – the Large and Small Magellanic Clouds – may have had a third companion, astronomers believe.

The enigmatic and endangered black-and-white snub-nosed monkey

New research warns of primate extinction in China

18 September 2018

Up to 80 per cent of China’s primate species are at risk of extinction according to a new study by a group of international primatologists including The University of Western Australia.

Gorilla

Research helps understand group relationships in gorillas

18 September 2018

A study by researchers from The University of Western Australia has found that the behaviour between groups of African mountain gorillas is very much influenced by the strong, life-long bonds they form with members of their group.

WA prison

In-prison justice addresses harm of crime to keep communities safer

12 September 2018

A researcher from The University of Western Australia believes that a restorative justice approach in prisons will play a key role in in prompting prisoners to behave in morally acceptable ways before and after their release.

Community

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


Rio Tinto and UWA Leadership Program to benefit students

21 September 2018

Rio Tinto and The University of Western Australia have joined forces to bring an innovative global leadership program for students to Western Australia designed to enhance their cultural intelligence, networks, collaboration and leadership skills.

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Dolphins understand their partners role in cooperative tasks

20 September 2018

A new study by researchers at The University of Western Australia and the United States-based Dolphin Research Center shows that bottlenose dolphins not only cooperate with each other, but can do so with precise behavioural coordination never before demonstrated in nonhuman animals.

Dr Alfred Tiley

Three global researchers awarded Forrest Fellowships to study in WA

20 September 2018

Three international postdoctoral researchers have been awarded prestigious Forrest Research Foundation fellowships to conduct research in the fields of astrophysics, marine bioacoustics and chemistry in Western Australia.

In the Zone

Space exploration focus for conference

13 September 2018

Australia’s strategy with its Indo-Pacific partners to secure space, maintain the space environment and enhance earth observation capabilities will form the foundation of an international conference, hosted by the Perth USAsia Centre in collaboration with The University of Western Australia.

Sam Salmon

Kid-friendly chocolate formula helps the medicine go down

11 September 2018

Researchers from The University of Western Australia have developed a winning medicine formula that makes bad-tasting medicine taste nice, making it easier to treat sick children.

Kwanele Ndlovu and David Mickler

Awards and Achievements September 2018

04 September 2018

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

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.