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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.

Professor Jo McDonald

First Aboriginal cultural sites discovered underwater 50000 years later

02 July 2020

Australia’s first Aboriginal cultural sites that were submerged under the sea after the last ice age have been discovered by a research team including scientists from The University of Western Australia. The research findings will be published in PLOS ONE.

Offshore energy installation

New wave of Federal funding to transform offshore energy industry

02 July 2020

The University of Western Australia has been awarded $5 million in Federal Government funding to establish a new research hub which will focus on harnessing data and physics-based science to better understand offshore energy environments and improve future infrastructure design.

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Underwater cameras reveal biodiversity hotspot in tropical marine park

01 July 2020

Researchers from UWA have found an area of tropical ocean protected under law is a hotspot for iconic marine life but does not provide enough defence from human activities.

Clock tower

UWA ranked top in Australia in five STEM subjects

01 July 2020

The University of Western Australia has achieved the highest ranking among all Australian universities for five STEM subjects, according to the 2020 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) by Subject.

Synat Keam in a lab

Researcher aims to find better way to treat deadly asbestos disease

30 June 2020

A medical researcher from UWA’s National Centre for Asbestos Related Diseases who is passionate about advancing research into mesothelioma has been awarded the Douglas Peter Swift Scholarship.

future tailings

UWA partners with BHP and Rio Tinto to improve mining tailings management

30 June 2020

A new initiative that aims to improve global tailings management has been launched through a partnership between The University of Western Australia, Rio Tinto and BHP.


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

NHMRC funding

Awards and Achievements - June 2020

02 July 2020

The University of Western Australia has a continual roll call of awards, scholarships and prizes presented to staff and students.

Pat Dudgeon

COVID-19 puts extra strain on wellbeing of Indigenous Australians

26 June 2020

Indigenous communities must be empowered to address the social and emotional wellbeing needs of Aboriginals and Torres Strait Islanders, with COVID-19 putting an additional strain on mental health, a national consensus report has revealed.

Joakim Goldhahn

Swedish expert named Kimberley Foundation Ian Potter Chair in Rock Art

23 June 2020

An internationally recognised archaeologist with more than 25 years’ experience exploring the meaning and significance of rock art has been appointed Kimberley Foundation Ian Potter Chair in Rock Art at The University of Western Australia.

Dr Yinglong Chen, Tsubasa Kawai and Prof Kadambot Siddique

First crop of agriculture students from Japan join UWA

19 June 2020

UWA has welcomed a group of agriculture students from Nagoya University in Japan as part of a joint Doctor of Philosophy program in which students complete part of their degree at both universities.

High school girls working on a robotics project

Female engineers share industry experiences online

17 June 2020

A panel of female industry leaders with some of the most diverse and creative engineering careers in Western Australia will share their experiences at an online event next Tuesday to celebrate International Women in Engineering Day.

UWA awarded Platinum status for LGBTQ inclusion

15 June 2020

The University of Western Australia has received top honours at the 2020 Australian LGBTQ Inclusion 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.