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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.


Understanding enzyme could help produce frost-resistant crops

19 October 2018

Researchers from The University of Western Australia have found that an enzyme in plants, ATP Synthase, plays a critical role in how plants respond to the cold.


Study compares mandatory vaccination across five countries

16 October 2018

A study led by UWA has compared mandatory vaccination policies across five countries to better understand the conditions informing the adoption of the policies and how they motivate people to vaccinate.

Duchenne muscular dystrophy boy

UWA awarded $490,000 to research muscular dystrophy drug

12 October 2018

UWA researchers have been awarded $490,000 to investigate the use of an amino acid commonly used in energy drinks as a treatment for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.

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People affected by mental health at higher risk of poor dental outcomes

11 October 2018

Researchers from The University of Western Australia say more needs to be done to help improve the quality of dental health care for people who are affected by mental health issues.

Craig Cumming

Removing Medicare exclusion would improve prisoner health

09 October 2018

An expert in prisoner health from UWA is calling for the Federal Government to stop excluding prisoners from Medicare and the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) to improve health outcomes.

Trading room

UWA Business School Trading Room named world's best

09 October 2018

The University of Western Australia’s Rosemarie Nathanson Financial Markets Trading Room has won Education Project of the Year at the annual international AV Awards in London.


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

Winthrop Hall

UWA leads the way in global subject rankings

18 October 2018

The University of Western Australia has been ranked first in WA in the subjects of Business & Economics, Social Sciences, and Education in the global Times Higher Education World University Rankings by subject.

Vice-Chancellor Dawn Freshwater

UWA improves international student satisfaction rates

12 October 2018

UWA Vice-Chancellor Professor Dawn Freshwater has welcomed the release of the International Student Barometer 2018, which showed significant improvements in student satisfaction rates.

UWA Student Megan Dodd compiling birthing kits

UWA Students assemble 2000 birthing kits to help women in developing countries

04 October 2018

More than 500 students studying Human Reproductive Biology and Issues in Women’s Health at The University of Western Australia have assembled 2000 birthing kits for women who do not have access to the facilities needed for a clean and safe child birth.

Courtney Hodder

UWA to join National Women's Uni Sevens rugby competition

04 October 2018

The University of Western Australia will field a team in the national Aon Women’s Uni 7s rugby competition next year.

Governor with Malaysian Family

New Australian citizens welcomed at UWA

02 October 2018

The University of Western Australia recently welcomed 22 of Australia’s newest citizens from 16 countries and their families pledging their commitment to Australia.

UWA leads WA universities in Times Higher Education Rankings

27 September 2018

The University of Western Australia remains as the highest-ranked university in Western Australia and 7th in the nation, according to the 2019 Times Higher Education World University Rankings released today.

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.