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

Drysdale River catchment

New site reveals 50,000 years of Aboriginal occupation in Kimberley

21 August 2019

A team of archaeologists led by UWA has discovered that the remote Drysdale River catchment in WA's Kimberley has one of the earliest sites for Aboriginal occupation in the North West at 50,000 years ago.

Black hole

Scientists marvel at collision between black hole and possible neutron star

21 August 2019

Scientists from UWA's node of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Gravitational Wave Discovery (OzGrav) are part of an international team that for the first time may have witnessed the end of a neutron star as it was engulfed by a black hole.

Sleep apnoea face in 3D

3D facial photography offers quick way to predict sleep apnoea

15 August 2019

Three-dimensional facial photography can provide a simple and highly accurate method of predicting the presence of obstructive apnoea, according to a study led by UWA.


Early career researchers awarded Science Industry PhD Fellowships

15 August 2019

Seven early career researchers from UWA are among 13 recipients to receive prestigious Western Australian Government Science Industry PhD Fellowships

Rob Atkin

Are laxatives the answer to more powerful mobile phones?

13 August 2019

A global research team including scientists from UWA has found laxatives may hold the key to more powerful mobile phones and hybrid cars that run better.


Artwork explores a stimulating decade in Australian history

13 August 2019

A new exhibition at the Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery takes an in-depth look at the 1930s, a vibrant and tumultuous decade in Australia.


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

Akshay Venkatesh

UWA honours Fields Medal winner

21 August 2019

Professor Akshay Venkatesh, the youngest-ever student to enrol at UWA and last year's recipient of the prestigious Fields Medal for mathematics, will be awarded an honorary doctorate at a special ceremony.

Jessica Kretzmann

UWA students recognised in Premier's Science Awards

14 August 2019

Two UWA students have been recognised in the 2019 Premier's Science Awards, which celebrate the achievements of the Western Australian science community.

Chairman of  Young Lives Matter Foundation Ronald Woss

Rugby great joins fight against youth suicide

09 August 2019

Rugby great Nick Farr-Jones has thrown his support behind UWA's suicide research initiative Young Lives Matter Foundation.

Jordan Moore

Musician heading to Melbourne Symphony Orchestra

07 August 2019

UWA music student Jordan Moore has been selected 2020 Young Composer in Residence with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.

Arman Siahvashi sitting in a laboratory with his research project

Awards and achievements - August 2019

05 August 2019

Congratulations to the many staff and students for their achievements in August.

Girls in Engineering

Girls in Engineering and eye research team among Eureka finalists

31 July 2019

An outreach program to encourage high school girls to study STEM subjects and the research team that developed a strategy to reduce the impact of a common eye infection are finalists in the Eureka Awards.

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.