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

Road Safety launch

New research centre to improve road safety

06 December 2019

A new centre to carry out road safety research is being established at UWA, which has been awarded the State Government’s $4.6 million road safety research contract with support from the Road Safety Commission.

Great Southern Reef

Great Southern Reef recognised internationally for biodiversity

05 December 2019

Australia's Great Southern Reef has been named Mission Blue's newest 'Hope Spot' - a special place that's critical to maintaining the health of our oceans - thanks to a PhD researcher at UWA.

UWA's Joshua Mylne shaking hands with Philippe Herve, CEO of Nexgen Plants

New collaboration to help fight growing herbicide resistance

05 December 2019

Researchers at The University of Western Australia have teamed up with Queensland-based plant healthcare company Nexgen Plants to help combat Australia’s growing herbicide resistance problem.

Ghost bat

Understanding ghost bat diet key to conservation

04 December 2019

Endangered ghost bats in the Pilbara eat more than 46 species of animals from small mammals, to birds, reptiles and amphibians, research led by The University of Western Australia has revealed.

Blue shark

Rezone marine parks to help conserve sharks

03 December 2019

A lack of habitat protection is hindering our ability to manage the conservation of endangered open-ocean sharks in Australian waters, according to new research by UWA.


New research lab positions WA as global energy leader

28 November 2019

Premier Mark McGowan has praised The University of Western Australia (UWA) and industry partners for a joint research laboratory that will position Western Australia as a global energy hub leader, stimulating the economy and creating jobs


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

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Awards and Achievements - December 2019

04 December 2019

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

Let Every Stage Advance

Let Every Stage Advance: Politicians Think 2034

29 November 2019

UWA's Public Policy Institute has launched its latest publication, Let Every Stage Advance: Policy Ideas for Australia’s Fiftieth Parliament, at Parliament House in Canberra.

UWA Choir singing

Celebrate the festive season at the UWA annual Christmas concert

15 November 2019

The University of Western Australia will come alive this festive season with a public Christmas concert to support Lifeline WA, set on the beautiful grounds of the University’s Crawley campus.

Dr Annie Fogarty

WA Australian of the Year Awards announced

08 November 2019

Philanthropist and education advocate Dr Annie Fogarty AM and world-leading pre-term birth expert Professor John Newnham have been recognised in the 2020 WA Australian of the Year Awards.

Bangarra Bennelong

Perth Festival launches 2020 program

01 November 2019

On a bedrock of Indigenous culture, Perth Festival 2020 welcomes everyone to a glorious summer celebration of people and place with more than 250 events across theatre, music, dance, opera, film, visual, visual arts and literature and ideas.

Dr Helena Viola

At the heart of it

29 October 2019

For several decades UWA has been working with National Heart Foundation Australia (NHFA), which this year celebrates its 60th anniversary, to save the lives of everyday Australians affected by heart disease.

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.