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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.

Researchers design new software to automate traffic surveys

24 November 2020

Researchers at UWA have developed a program using artificial intelligence to automate traffic surveys and provide better data that could improve the future of road designs.

Study confirms strict lockdown most effective against spread of COVID

19 November 2020

A new study by The University of Western Australia has revealed that South Australia’s harsh lockdown is likely to be the most effective strategy to contain and then reduce the spread of COVID-19.

UWA researchers awarded $12.5 million in Federal funding

17 November 2020

Researchers at The University of Western Australia have been awarded $12.5 million in Federal funding for 27 research projects ranging from a project to save seagrass from climate change to exploring the social practices of oral health in Australian preschool children.

UWA early career researchers awarded federal funding

03 November 2020

Four researchers have been awarded $1.6 million in Federal Government funding for four research projects that range from a study into the life and death of plant genes to an integrated approach to bushfire management.

How to save southern right whales from extinction

29 October 2020

Researchers from The University of Western Australia are part of a global team that has assembled the DNA of Southern Right Whales

Researchers count 13 new species of fanged arachnids in the Pilbara

28 October 2020

Researchers from UWA and the Western Australian Museum have discovered 13 new species of the elusive ‘spricket’ in Australia’s north-west, a creature that looks like a cross between a spider and a cricket and is only around 3mm long and 0.5mm wide.


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

Hayley Christian

Childcare centres urged to adopt new policy to boost kids' physical activity

01 December 2020

Childcare centres will be invited to help boost children’s physical activity levels by signing on to a new program which commits them to creating more opportunities for physical activity, including energetic play.

New approach to Aboriginal restorative justice helps reduce reoffending

23 November 2020

A restorative justice program designed and delivered in partnership with Aboriginal elders and prisoners has led to a reduction in reoffending.

David Caddy

New appointment to strengthen UWA links with planning profession

20 November 2020

The University of Western Australia has honoured the State’s top urban planner.

Helen Milroy

Leading Aboriginal researcher named joint winner of national mental health prize

06 November 2020

Pioneering Aboriginal psychiatrist, researcher and mental health champion Professor Helen Milroy has been named joint winner of the 2020 Australian Mental Health Prize.

UWA student awarded 2021 Rhodes Scholarship

30 October 2020

City Beach resident and mathematics student Max Anderson Loake has been named Western Australia’s Rhodes Scholar for 2021.

Living room provides welcoming new space for students on campus

28 October 2020

Students at UWA will be able to access a welcoming and inclusive new space that aims to promote wellbeing through early intervention, peer support and easy access to campus health services.

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.