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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.

Moon to Earth - WA to host space communications station

12 October 2020

An optical communications station capable of receiving high-speed data transmissions from space is set to be built in Western Australia and will be installed by The University of Western Australia

Astronomers turn up the heavy metal to shed light on star formation

06 October 2020

Astronomers from UWA's node of the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research have developed a new way to study star formation in galaxies from the dawn of time to today.

UWA professor awarded 2020 Society for Mental Health Research Founders Medal

29 September 2020

UWA Professor Vera Morgan from the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences has been awarded a prestigious 2020 Society for Mental Health Research Founders Medal.

Todd Bond in lab

Mystery pufferfish circles discovered in Australia’s north-west

22 September 2020

Mystery circles providing evidence of a potential new species of pufferfish have been discovered in Australia’s north-west by researchers at The University of Western Australia and Australian Institute of Marine Science.

Australia's first COVID-19 vaccine study to begin

21 September 2020

Australia’s first needle-free, gene-based COVID-19 vaccine study will be spearheaded in Western Australia by researchers from The University of Western Australia and Telethon Kids Institute.

Survey to examine impact of COVID-19 on mental health of country footballers

21 September 2020

A new survey will investigate how COVID-19 has affected the health of country footballers unable to play this year, and compare it to those who have been able to play.


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

Would you donate a year's salary to charity? UWA's Mark Beeson has

29 September 2020

A researcher from UWA is donating his part-time salary for the year to help an international charity support people in conflict zones and countries most affected by COVID-19.

Indigenous-led science to co-manage Kakadu named Eureka finalist

28 September 2020

An Indigenous-led science project solving complex environmental management problems in the Northern Territory’s Kakadu National Park has been named a finalist in the 2020 Australian Museum Eureka Prizes.


Shark Bay Festival to focus on seagrass devastated by heatwave

17 September 2020

Raising awareness of the devastation to seagrass in the Shark Bay area from the 2011 heatwave and conservation efforts by scientists from The University of Western Australia and Malgana Rangers will be the focus of next month’s Wirriya Jalyanu (seagrass) Festival.

Bonnie Furzer, Ben Jackson and Conor Boyd

New exercise program tackles student mental health issues

11 September 2020

Improving the mental health and physical fitness of university students is the focus of a new mentor-based exercise program at UWA.

James Ledger playing guitar

UWA musicians recognised in Australian art music awards

10 September 2020

A world-renowned musician and three UWA graduates have been recognised in the 2020 Australian Art Music awards, receiving awards for their contribution to Australian music.

Student sitting in workshop

School holiday workshop connects students with renewable energy experts

09 September 2020

High school students will have the opportunity to explore the future of renewable energy engineering and connect with industry experts at a school holiday workshop to be 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.