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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.

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Brilliant mathematician wins top national prize for science

17 October 2019

The University of Western Australia’s Emeritus Professor Cheryl Praeger has won the prestigious Prime Minister’s Prize for Science for her contribution to the mathematical sciences.


Funding to investigate reducing the risk of surgical infection

09 October 2019

A team of surgeons including researchers from UWA has been awarded funding to investigate the causes of surgical infections and train the next generation of surgical researchers.

Kate Offer at Raising the Bar

Raising the Bar 2019

09 October 2019

Twenty world-leading researchers from The University of Western Australia are set to transform Perth bars into learning spaces, hosting free public talks for this year’s Raising the Bar event on Tuesday 29 October.

Community in Africa

Environment and population key to reducing child deaths in Africa

07 October 2019

An international study led by The University of Western Australia and Flinders University has found children under the age of five in Africa are more likely to die than those in wealthy countries due to a degraded environment and increasing population density.

Ancient rocks in Pilbara

Ancient rock remains reveal signs pointing to earliest life on Earth

04 October 2019

Ancient rock remains in the remote Pilbara region of Western Australia hold the key to analysing some of the earliest signs of life on Earth, according to a new study.

Professor Graham Hillis

Funding boost for heart valve disease and breast cancer research

04 October 2019

Researchers at UWA have been awarded more than $2.8m in funding for two research projects that will investigate treatment of a common heart condition and whether breast cancer patients benefit from MRI.


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

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Indian Ocean Rim at forefront of medical congress in Perth

17 October 2019

Cutting-edge leukaemia diagnostic test methods invented here in WA and a host of blood treatment and management issues and innovations are being discussed at an international conference hosted by The University of Western Australia this week.

Octagon Theatre during the day

UWA Octagon Theatre performs well after 50 years

15 October 2019

The University of Western Australia’s Octagon Theatre turns 50 this week with the anniversary to be celebrated in a special event presented by the UWA Historical Society.

Mine field trip

Digging deep for mine rehabilitation

14 October 2019

Improving environmental management during mine rehabilitation and closure was the focus of a field course for environmental science students from UWA and mineral engineering students from Canada’s University of Toronto.

James and Paul

UWA musician and Paul Kelly win ARIA award

14 October 2019

James Ledger from UWA and Australian musician Paul Kelly have been awarded Best Classical Album in the 2019 ARIA Awards for the album Thirteen Ways of Looking at Birds.

UWA Business School building at night

UWA Business School receives European Quality re-accreditation

11 October 2019

The University of Western Australia Business School has once again received European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS) re-accreditation, reinforcing its status as a leading business school worldwide.

Elderly woman using an app on mobile phone in her home

UWA bright spark leading change in the ageing and disability sectors

11 October 2019

A unique multi-purpose mobile app in development at The University of Western Australia is set to improve the independence of seniors at home, assist people living with disabilities and in isolation, and will increase digital literacy among regional communities.

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.