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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.

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$6 million federal funding boost for medical research

15 August 2018

Researchers at UWA have received $6 million in Federal Government funding to tackle issues ranging from diabetes to stillbirth, heart health, eye disease and the mental health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander LGBTIQ+ young people.

Akhtar Hussain

Fifty per cent of cardiovascular patients suffer from multiple diseases

15 August 2018

New research led by The University of Western Australia has revealed that one in two patients admitted to hospital with a cardiovascular disease is suffering from multiple chronic medical conditions which required complex treatment.

Research into angry people being smarter than they think

Angry people might not be as smart as they think they are

13 August 2018

People who are quick to lose their temper are more likely to overestimate their own intelligence, a new study from The University of Western Australia and the University of Warsaw in Poland has found.

Preterm birth

New test could reduce preterm birth rate by 30 per cent

13 August 2018

Researchers at UWA and King Edward Memorial Hospital have teamed up with an Australian molecular diagnostics company to develop a new low-cost test to identify women at risk of delivering a preterm baby.


Research to support State-wide strategy on homelessness

13 August 2018

A report commissioned by the Department of Communities and authored by UWA has provided new insights into the state of homelessness in WA and will help inform the State Government’s 10-Year strategy on homelessness.


New study finds tattoos are more acceptable in the workplace

10 August 2018

New research from The University of Western Australia and University of Miami has discovered people with tattoos are not disadvantaged when it comes to employment.


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


Report highlights $66.4 billion impact of universities

15 August 2018

A new report released today reveals Australia’s eight leading universities, including The University of Western Australia, contributed an estimated $66.4 billion to the Australian economy in 2016.


UWA counted among top 100 in the world

15 August 2018

The University of Western Australia has retained its position as a top 100 university in The Academic Ranking of World Universities for 2018, released today.

Perth Festival final

Experience Kings Park transformed into a nocturnal wonderland

09 August 2018

Kings Park will come alive next February, with an unforgettable 2019 Perth Festival Opening Weekend featuring the voice and images of celebrated UWA conservation biologist Professor Stephen Hopper.

Driverless bus with UWA students

UWA trials driverless bus on campus

08 August 2018

Visitors to UWA’s Open Day this Sunday will have the opportunity to ride on a bus that will drive itself around campus.

David Blair

Awards and Achievements August 2018

07 August 2018

Congratulations UWA staff and students for their many achievements in August.

Software gift

Software gift to boost students in earth sciences

06 August 2018

Students and staff from The University of Western Australia’s School of Earth Sciences will benefit from a donation of important research software, valued at $2.3 million.

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.