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UWA scored 5 stars in graduate starting salaries.

The Good Universities Guide 2018.


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

Stalled Rover

Dust dilemma settles on upcoming moon missions

23 February 2018

The world’s foremost authority on lunar dust is suggesting the powder like substance, which is finer than talcum powder and more abrasive than sandpaper, remains a major risk-management problem hampering upcoming space expeditions.


Shark bite-off rates revealed at Ningaloo

22 February 2018

In a world first, researchers at The University of Western Australia have quantified the number of shark bite-offs of recreationally caught fish in the Ningaloo region.

 Professor Chari Pattiaratchi and Dr Scott Draper

Researchers engineer a winning strategy for the Rottnest Swim

20 February 2018

Training regularly and vigorously in the lead up to the Rottnest Channel Swim may sound like the main key to success, but a group of researchers has a strategy it says will maximise performance on the day.

Milky Way

Milky Way ties with neighbour in galactic arms race

15 February 2018

UWA Astronomers have discovered that our nearest big neighbour, the Andromeda galaxy, is roughly the same size as the Milky Way.

Dr Benjamin Ashton

Magpies are no bird brains

08 February 2018

A study by The University of Western Australia and the University of Exeter in England have tested the cognitive abilities of magpies and found their learning ability and memory is significantly advanced. They found wild magpies living in larger groups are smarter than magpies living in smaller groups.

Baixo Pinda fishing

Study finds inaccuracies in global reporting of fish catches

07 February 2018

Research carried out by The University of Western Australia and The University of British Columbia has found inaccuracies in the data collected globally on fish catches.


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

Fogarty Scholars

WA's brightest awarded UWA Fogarty Scholarships

22 February 2018

Ten of the State’s highest-achieving students have accepted UWA Fogarty Scholarships to study at The University of Western Australia.

Ryan Bunney

Future leaders awarded Westpac scholarships

19 February 2018

Two West Australian researchers are among 17 young Australians to be awarded a Westpac Future Leaders Scholarship to undertake postgraduate study at one of Australia’s top universities.


New centre to explore human values

19 February 2018

A new centre to promote the understanding and appreciation of human and cultural values and their impact on important societal issues will be launched next week.

Caine Chennat

Awards and Achievements - December 2017 - January 2018

08 February 2018

Congratulations to staff and students at The University of Western Australia on their recent awards and achievements.

Chancellor Dr French

UWA welcomes 15th Chancellor

02 February 2018

The Honourable Robert French AC has been formally installed as the 15th Chancellor of The University of Western Australia.

Australia Day

UWA congratulates recipients of Australia Day Honours

29 January 2018

Olympic gold medallist Rechelle Hawkes was among 16 graduates and two staff members of UWA recognised in this year’s Australia Day Honours List.

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.