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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.


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Magellanic Clouds duo may have been a trio

18 September 2018

Two of the closest galaxies to the Milky Way – the Large and Small Magellanic Clouds – may have had a third companion, astronomers believe.

The enigmatic and endangered black-and-white snub-nosed monkey

New research warns of primate extinction in China

18 September 2018

Up to 80 per cent of China’s primate species are at risk of extinction according to a new study by a group of international primatologists including The University of Western Australia.

Gorilla

Research helps understand group relationships in gorillas

18 September 2018

A study by researchers from The University of Western Australia has found that the behaviour between groups of African mountain gorillas is very much influenced by the strong, life-long bonds they form with members of their group.

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In-prison justice addresses harm of crime to keep communities safer

12 September 2018

A researcher from The University of Western Australia believes that a restorative justice approach in prisons will play a key role in in prompting prisoners to behave in morally acceptable ways before and after their release.

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New breakthrough in the war against antibiotic resistance

05 September 2018

Scientists at The University of Western Australia, in collaboration with researchers in Canada, have developed a new compound that can combat antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

Pinnacles

Telescope maps cosmic rays in Large and Small Magellanic Clouds

04 September 2018

A radio telescope in outback Western Australia has been used to observe radiation from cosmic rays in two neighbouring galaxies, showing areas of star formation and echoes of past supernovae.

Community

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


In the Zone

Space exploration focus for conference

13 September 2018

Australia’s strategy with its Indo-Pacific partners to secure space, maintain the space environment and enhance earth observation capabilities will form the foundation of an international conference, hosted by the Perth USAsia Centre in collaboration with The University of Western Australia.

Sam Salmon

Kid-friendly chocolate formula helps the medicine go down

11 September 2018

Researchers from The University of Western Australia have developed a winning medicine formula that makes bad-tasting medicine taste nice, making it easier to treat sick children.

Kwanele Ndlovu and David Mickler

Awards and Achievements September 2018

04 September 2018

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

AfREC AAUN Conference

UWA launches new centre for Australia-Africa research

29 August 2018

A new centre that will drive Australia-Africa research and innovation with the hope of improving life in both continents has been launched by The University of Western Australia.

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The league that helps men gain by losing weight

28 August 2018

A new community weight loss initiative for overweight men has been established by a team of sports scientists from The University of Western Australia.

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Australian Family Association Event

17 August 2018

In reference to the Australian Family Association event which was scheduled to be hosted on the UWA campus on Friday 17 August the booking has been voided due to non-compliance with UWA’s venue hire policy.

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.