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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.


Digitisation Centre

Australian culture goes digital

23 January 2020

A collaboration led by UWA and including all five Western Australian universities, the WA State Library and the WA Museum, will establish a world-class archival quality Digitisation Centre. The Centre will create a digital record of significant humanities, arts and social sciences collections held by participating institutions.

Michael Lukin

UWA high achievers awarded Fulbright scholarships

21 January 2020

A talented musician, a computer science student who studied how artificial intelligence can be used to solve complex medical problems and an oceanographer researching ways to harness energy during severe weather events are among seven researchers and graduates from UWA who have received 2020 Fulbright scholarships.

mother holding baby

New clues in understanding how to prevent food allergies by breastfeeding

20 January 2020

Breastfeeding mothers may be encouraged to eat eggs to help prevent babies from developing an egg allergy, according to new studies by researchers at The University of Western Australia.

Woman having her blood pressure checked by a doctor

Australia obesity epidemic leading to increased risk of cardiovascular disease

08 January 2020

Researchers from The University of Western Australia and the Royal Perth Hospital Medical Research Foundation are warning that Australia’s obesity epidemic is undermining expert attempts to reduce cardiovascular disease.

Mosquito on green plant

Study reveals breastfeeding could protect babies from malaria

07 January 2020

In a world first, researchers from The University of Western Australia have taken the first step towards understanding whether it may be possible for breastfeeding mothers to naturally vaccinate their babies against malaria – one of the world’s deadliest contagious diseases.

Credit National Science Foundation, LIGO, Sonoma State University, A. Simonnet

UWA scientists crunch the numbers on a huge neutron star collision 3 times heavier than the sun

07 January 2020

Scientists at The University of Western Australia have contributed to a new study with the ARC Centre of Excellence for Gravitational Wave Discovery (OzGrav) revealing a possible collision of two neutron stars 3.4 times heavier than the sun.

Community

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


Sarah Contos

The Long Kiss Goodbye art exhibition

23 January 2020

The Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery at The University of Western Australia, in association with Perth Festival, is pleased to announce its newest exhibition – The Long Kiss Goodbye – opening on Saturday 8 February 2020

Bruce Pascoe

Stars align for a perfect weekend of conversations

17 January 2020

A stellar line-up of award-winning international, national and local writers will gather for Perth Festival’s annual celebration of brilliant literature and exciting ideas with the weekend hub once again nestled in the beautiful surroundings of The University of Western Australia.

Aldric Ratnasekera

How a top ATAR student found his passion for medicine

14 January 2020

Travelling the remotest parts of our State and witnessing first-hand a lack of medical expertise and resources available to many communities was the catalyst for suburban Perth teenager Aldric Ratnasekera to study medicine at UWA.

Kimberley High School students jumping in the air with Asha Holland

UWA graduate on a mission to promote a healthy body image in young women

08 January 2020

A 23-year-old woman from Mandurah who grew up in the Pilbara would have been overwhelmed and confused about considering university study after school had it not been for the support and mentoring provided through The University of Western Australia’s Aspire UWA program.

Left-right: Professor Peter Eastwood, Hon. Alanna Clohesey MLC, Ms Jan Stewart

Awards and achievements - January 2020

06 January 2020

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

Mental health matters this Christmas

Mental health matters this Christmas

19 December 2019

The festive season can be a challenging time for some and the Young Lives Matter Foundation-UWA is encouraging people to support the mentally vulnerable and stay closely connected to family members this Christmas.

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.