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UWA scored 5 stars in graduate starting salaries.

The Good Universities Guide 2018.


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


Vitamin D deficiency can put children at risk of autism-like behaviour

21 March 2018

Researchers at UWA and Telethon Kids Institute have found vitamin D plays an important role in the brain development of children.


Frozen embryos more successful for conceiving during IVF

19 March 2018

A new study has found that women undergoing IVF who have had embryos fail to implant have more success using frozen ones than fresh ones.


Erasing a bit of chemistry from history

15 March 2018

A new study by a research team at The University of Western Australia and Murdoch University has found that an ion considered an essential part of chemistry calculations does not exist.


Astronomers discover galaxies spin like clockwork

14 March 2018

Astronomers have discovered that all galaxies rotate once every billion years, no matter how big they are.

Mark Fisher

Proteins date back to the time of sabre toothed cats

02 March 2018

Plant scientists at UWA have discovered a completely new family of small proteins called PLPs (PawL Peptides) that form by piggybacking on other proteins.

Polar Bear - Michael Durham Oregon Zoo

Marine animals explore the ocean in similar ways

27 February 2018

A first-of-its-kind study has mapped the global movements of a range of marine animals around the world, including whales, sharks, sea birds and polar bears, to understand how they travel the ocean.


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

Mary and Barry Marshall

How to win a Nobel Prize

22 March 2018

A chance encounter between a Nobel Laureate and a precocious nine-year-old girl has led to a new work of creative nonfiction designed to inspire young scientists to win their own Nobel Prize.


PROSH hits the streets

22 March 2018

Hundreds of costume-clad UWA students took to the streets of Perth to raise money for local charities as part of PROSH.

Health campus

UWA Health Campus opens its doors to the community

22 March 2018

Future students and their families are invited to visit UWA’s Health Campus at its inaugural community Open Day on Sunday 8 April between 10am and 2pm.

Adrian Fini

Leaders acknowledged with honorary doctorates at UWA

19 March 2018

The achievements of highly respected Perth businessman and property developer Adrian Fini and internationally renowned music conductor Simone Young were celebrated when they were presented with honorary doctorates at UWA.

The Hon Ken Wyatt, Jasirah Bin Hitam, The Hon Peter Tinley and Andrew Beck, the MC

Ground breaks for new Indigenous housing

15 March 2018

An official ground breaking ceremony has signalled a new chapter in the history of St Catherine’s College as work gets underway on new custom-designed accommodation for Indigenous students.


Experts discuss constitutional recognition of First Nations in Australia

13 March 2018

Law experts will meet at WA's Supreme Court to discuss the Referendum Council’s proposals for constitutional recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

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.