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

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Wool odour could be key to protecting sheep from flystrike

22 July 2019

A global research project led by The University of Western Australia in collaboration with the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development Western Australia has identified compounds in Merino sheep wool that are attractive to Australian blowflies.

Two very large whales

Exmouth Gulf home to secret whale nursery

19 July 2019

A study led by The University of Western Australia and Oceanwise Australia has revealed the remarkable biodiversity of the Exmouth Gulf in Western Australia’s remote North West, including a secret nursery where whales whisper to their calves.

Dr Zemek and Dr Lesterhuis hold a test

Researchers unlock clues to improving cancer treatment

18 July 2019

A research project led by The University of Western Australia in collaboration with Telethon Kids Institute and 13 health research organisations has identified key differences between cancers that respond to immunotherapy and those that do not.

Giovanni Polverino holding a robotic fish, made from plastic and silicone.

Robotic fish helps protect native species from invasive pests

17 July 2019

Researchers at UWA have developed a robotic fish that behaves like a bodyguard for native species and safeguards them against the aggressive attitudes of invasive pests. Lead researcher Dr Giovanni Polverino, was awarded one of the inaugural Forrest Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in 2017.

Elderly woman looking at multiple bottles of medicine.

Older Australians taking multiple medicines may be putting their health at risk

15 July 2019

The number of Australians over the age of 70 taking five medicines or more a day has risen to nearly one million people and is increasing, according to a new study led by UWA in collaboration with UNSW, Sydney. The study has been published in the Medical Journal of Australia.

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New test could reduce premature births by up to 30 per cent

12 July 2019

Researchers at UWA and King Edward Memorial Hospital have teamed up with Australian company SpeeDx to commercialise a new low-cost test to identify women at risk of premature birth. They predict the test could reduce premature birth by up to 30 per cent.


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

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Get a taste of university life at UWA Open Day

23 July 2019

Find out what’s on offer at the only WA university ranked in the world’s top 100 when The University of Western Australia holds its annual Open Day on Sunday 4 August between 9am and 3pm. Whether you’re a school-leaver, mature-age student, parent or teacher, you’re invited to visit UWA’s stunning Perth campus.

Jock Clough

UWA Oceans Institute announces new external advisory board

23 July 2019

A new External Advisory Board for The University of Western Australia’s Oceans Institute has been announced today which includes four new directors who will join current directors Mr Jock Clough and Dr Larry Madin.

Yala Yala Gibbs Tjungurray

New exhibition shines a light on Central Desert artists

11 July 2019

A new exhibition at The University of Western Australia’s Berndt Museum of Anthropology will showcase a significant collection of paintings from the 1970s to 1980s by artists from the Central Desert region.

Group of Indigenous students jumping.

Holiday camp to inspire Indigenous high school students

05 July 2019

More than 40 Year 10 and 11 Indigenous students from across the State will spend their school holidays at The University of Western Australia for the annual Indigenous Science, Engineering and Health Camp where they will learn about future career opportunities.

Winthrop Hall at UWA

UWA in top 10 subject rankings

26 June 2019

The Academic Ranking of World Universities has placed UWA in the world's top 10 in Mining and Mineral Engineering (5th), Marine/Ocean Engineering (7th) and Clinical Medicine (8th) - the best result of any Australian university.

Beau Scaddan

Brainy Perth Mod student wins neuroscience competition

24 June 2019

A Perth Modern School student with a passion for neuroscience and medicine has taken out this year’s WA Brain Bee Championship held at UWA.

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.