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

Kevin Pfleger

Australian drug chosen for global trial to treat COVID-19

04 June 2020

A drug developed by The University of Western Australia’s spinout company Dimerix will be used in a global trial to treat patients who have Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) as a result of COVID-19.

Julie Lee

Why only half of Australians downloaded the COVIDSafe app

04 June 2020

Australians who have chosen not to download the COVIDSafe app are not as concerned about security and privacy – they just don’t think COVID-19 is severe enough to make them download the app, according to research by The University of Western Australia.


A few daily drops may have the potential to guard against COVID-19

03 June 2020

Daily low-dose oral interferon could have a key role to play in protecting pandemic frontline workers by triggering the immune system to constantly run in defence mode, UWA's pioneering interferon researcher Associate Professor Manfred Beilharz believes.

Barry Marshall

Barry Marshall confident a COVID-19 vaccine will be developed

03 June 2020

There is hope future pandemics could be controlled in as little as a few short months if current research projects working on experimental custom-made vaccine technologies are eventually successful, according to UWA's Nobel Laureate and Clinical Professor Barry Marshall.


New data reveals significance of Perth super storm

01 June 2020

Two drifting wave buoys deployed along the coast of Western Australia by researchers at The University of Western Australia have highlighted the significance of Perth’s recent super storm, recording massive waves along 1000km of WA’s coastline.

Pat Dudgeon

Crucial lessons from COVID-19 for Indigenous Australians

28 May 2020

Professor Patricia Dudgeon and Dr Kate Derry from the UWA School of Indigenous Studies have spent recent weeks hard at work investigating the impact of COVID-19 on Indigenous Australians.


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

Short courses

UWA launches online short courses to meet need for skills

04 June 2020

In response to the challenges many Australians may face finding work in the coming months, The University of Western Australia has launched new online short courses that offer practical skills and experiences across a range of industries.

Perth Festival

Impact Report confirms Perth Festival stimulates society

03 June 2020

Perth Festival is an annual boost to Western Australia’s social wellbeing, economy and hospitality industry, a new report reveals. Founded in 1953 by UWA, Perth Festival is the longest running international arts festival in Australia and Western Australia’s premier cultural event.


Scholarship recipient sets her sights on increasing knowledge through science

03 June 2020

A University of Western Australia student who is passionate about studying the mysteries of the ocean and making science more accessible to the public has been awarded a Friends of UWA Albany Verna Rowbotham Scholarship.

UWA Accredited Exercise Physiologist Ben Kramer conducting a Telehealth session

Exercise physiology students use telehealth to help community

25 May 2020

In response to physical distancing requirements imposed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, exercise physiology students from The University of Western Australia are now offering exercise fitness and rehabilitation consultations to the local community using online telehealth.

Prof Ted Snell

Art needs funding and we need art

23 May 2020

In times of crisis, we need the arts more than ever.

Professor Jane Den Hollander

International students vital

21 May 2020

Like many sectors in WA, our universities are in crisis. But while so many others have received government help, we have received none and there is not yet any clear pathway to recovery.

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.