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UWA scored 5 stars in graduate starting salaries.

The Good Universities Guide 2015.


Discover some of the ground-breaking research and innovation happening at UWA.

Dr Tim Inglis

FAST break for antibiotic resistance testing

16 May 2017

A team of scientists from The University of Western Australia has developed a screening test that quickly confirms antibiotic efficacy. Their method is able to ensure the most effective antibiotics are prescribed sooner.

Dr Suk Choi

Researchers uncover new way of growing stem cells

16 May 2017

Research led by The University of Western Australia has discovered a new, simple and less expensive way of growing stem cells.

Inoculation message

Inoculation messages prevent spread of fake news

09 May 2017

An international team of researchers has demonstrated how people can be inoculated against misinformation and fake news on topical issues such as climate change


Sexually deceptive spider orchids fool wasps

05 May 2017

Scientists have uncovered the chemical compounds used by a species of spider orchid to sexually seduce male wasp pollinators.

Professor Martyn French, Dr Laila Abudulai and Dr Sonia Fernandez

Study reveals new insight into susceptibility to pneumonia

03 May 2017

A new research study of immune responses to pneumococcal vaccines, commonly given to people with compromised immune systems, young children and people over 65, has identified a type of immune cell which is important in generating antibodies that prevent people from developing pneumococcal pneumonia.

Reef sharks

Declines in sharks drive fatter fish

20 April 2017

New research from The University of Western Australia and the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) suggests that reef fishes eat differently when sharks are around.


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

Linda Nguyen

2017 Ciara Glennon Scholarship awarded

23 May 2017

A second-year Law student with a strong commitment to achieving social justice has been awarded this year's Ciara Glennon Memorial Law Scholarship.

Andrew and Nicola Forrest

Australia's largest philanthropic donation creates history

22 May 2017

Andrew and Nicola Forrest have today made philanthropic history, donating a further $65 million to the Forrest Research Foundation, a partnership with all five WA universities and hosted by UWA.

Ryan Lister

Leading epigenome researcher earns international acclaim

10 May 2017

The University of Western Australia’s Professor Ryan Lister is one of 41 scientists worldwide to be appointed a prestigious International Research Scholar by the US-based Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI).


New ways of funding essential to support homeless

28 April 2017

Australia’s services to support the homeless are overwhelmingly unable to meet client demand, according to new research.

Vice Chancellor Professor Dawn Freshwater and Dr Michael Chaney

Professor Dawn Freshwater installed as UWA Vice-Chancellor

27 April 2017

Professor Dawn Freshwater has been formally installed as the 18th Vice-Chancellor of The University of Western Australia.

Dr Dirk Zeller

Leading scientist brings expertise to Indian Ocean conservation

05 April 2017

A world-class marine biologist will lead research into ocean conservation in the Indian Ocean region following his professorial appointment at The University of Western Australia.

Indigenous commitment

The University is committed to enrolling and graduating the highest quality students and recruiting, developing and retaining the highest quality staff.