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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.


Termites reduce impact of drought on tropical rainforests

11 January 2019

Researchers from UWA in collaboration with the University of Liverpool, the Natural History Museum, London, and the University of Malaysia, Sabah, have discovered termites play a critical role in helping tropical rainforests survive drought.

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Women who start periods early are at risk of cardiovascular problems

10 January 2019

Researchers from UWA have found young women who start having periods early and have a high body mass index are more prone to cardiovascular problems later in life.

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New technology to make brain surgery safer

20 December 2018

A biopsy needle that can help surgeons identify and avoid blood vessels in the brain during surgery has undergone initial tests in humans by a research team from UWA, The University of Adelaide and Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital.

Homeless Healthcare

Curbing the revolving hospital door for homeless patients

17 December 2018

A new study led by The University of Western Australia has found many homeless people are trapped in a ‘revolving hospital door’, often not accessing medical care until they are very sick or in crisis. If discharged back to homelessness, the cycle continues, and at Christmas there will be patients in hospital with no home to go to.

Medical researchers awarded $10.8m in Federal funding

12 December 2018

Researchers at The University of Western Australia have received $10.8 million in Federal Government funding to tackle issues ranging from new life support systems for preterm babies, to respiratory diseases in children and how genetic background influences the development of mesothelioma.

The great debate - plastic versus metal water bottles

12 December 2018

With reusable water bottles quickly growing in popularity in recent years for the health-conscious, environmentally aware and as a trendy sports item, The University of Western Australia's Professor Anas Ghadouani from the UWA School of Engineering and Oceans Institute has put the health and safety of water bottles to the test.


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

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Perth Festival Writers Week to start on 18 February

11 January 2019

More than 100 writers, poets and journalists will showcase their work at this year’s Perth Festival Writers Week which runs between 18 - 24 February 2019.

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Support the mentally vulnerable this Christmas

19 December 2018

As our thoughts turn to the excitement and fun of the festive season, Young Lives Matter Foundation-UWA is reminding people to stay closely connected to loved ones, especially those who struggle with mental health.

Left to right Kelly Langford Tamisha King Heather-Lynn Kessarls Shauna Hill Adriane Houghton

Five UWA Indigenous medical students graduate

18 December 2018

Five Indigenous women were among 206 students to graduate as doctors at a ceremony held this week in The University of Western Australia’s Winthrop Hall

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Four UWA graduates awarded John Monash Scholarships

14 December 2018

Four graduates from The University of Western Australia are among 18 young Australians to be awarded prestigious John Monash Scholarships for 2019 at a ceremony held last night at the Sydney Opera House.

(L-R) Dr Dianne Mclean, Coco Stacey (aged 13 from Sorrento), Mike Taylor, Alex McLean (aged 6 from Palmyra), Chloe McLean (aged 8, Palmyra) at Bicton Baths sq

UWA Oceans Institute provides free resource to schools

14 December 2018

Amazing fish facts that help to explain the serious side of Western Australia’s marine environment and why it’s so important to protect it, as well as a species identification guide for young explorers are all in a new book available free to schools.

Dr Catherine Nguyen

UWA student wins Australian Medical Association gold medal

14 December 2018

A medical student from The University of Western Australia has been presented with a prestigious Australian Medical Association (AMA) Gold Medal.

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.