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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.

Toby Richards

Intravenous iron does not help anaemic patients during surgery

08 September 2020

A global study led by researchers at UWA has addressed the rising use of intravenous iron therapy in anaemic patients during major surgery and found there is little benefit.

AHRI Herbicide team

Funding boost to tackle growing herbicide resistance problem

03 September 2020

The Australian Herbicide Resistance Initiative at The University of Western Australia has been awarded $5 million to develop a cutting-edge crop and weed management research program.

OzGrav collision animation

Researchers discover monster black holes 150 times heavier than the sun

03 September 2020

A global team of researchers has detected two gravitational wave black holes colliding into a big black hole, more than 150 times the weight of the sun.

Dr Ciara Duffy

Honeybee venom found to kill aggressive breast cancer cells

02 September 2020

Honeybee venom has been found to induce cancer cell death in aggressive breast cancer according to new research by a team at the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research and UWA.

Anna Nowak

Researchers find combined cancer therapies most effective to treat mesothelioma

02 September 2020

Cancer researchers from UWA have found a combination of chemotherapy and immunotherapy treatments can yield positive results for patients with mesothelioma.

Shark populations

Global survey reveals shark populations are healthiest in Australia

24 July 2020

Shark populations are thriving across Australia’s coral reefs despite a widespread decline throughout the rest of the world, according to a world-first global study by researchers at UWA and AIMS.


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

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.

Dr Jim Barrow

Lifelong passion keeps researcher at top of tree

04 September 2020

An 87-year-old researcher from UWA with a passion for agricultural science is proving age is no barrier to a successful research career after publishing 59 research papers, including seven this year, since retiring in 1992.

Postgrad series

Postgraduate information series highlights new study options

02 September 2020

Current and prospective students looking to take their career to the next level, change careers or upskill are invited to an online postgraduate information series run by The University of Western Australia.

People playing carbon city zero game

Using games to engage the community on global science issues

02 September 2020

A scientist from The University of Western Australia has been researching why some major advancements in science still struggle to engage and connect with the community.

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.