UWA School of Agriculture and Environment

Changing our understanding of the world’s natural resources


The UWA School of Agriculture and Environment is located in one of the world’s biodiversity hotspots. Surrounded by a wealth of agricultural, natural and mining resources, our location allows us to produce innovative research with worldwide application.

Our teaching and research benefit from a network of national and international collaborators, and our strong industry and government links are producing change in agricultural and environmental management, regional development, and urban policy and planning.

We have a strong track record in PhD supervision and external research grant success. The Australian Research Council rated Agricultural Science at UWA as 'above world standards' and Environmental Science at UWA as 'well above world standards' during the most recent Excellence in Research Australia assessment.

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1st in Australia and 17th in the world for Agricultural Sciences (ARWU 2020)

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1st in Australia and 21st in the world for Environmental Science and Engineering (ARWU 2020)

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45th in the world for Agriculture and Forestry (QS 2020)

PhD research opportunities

Our courses


  • International research students enjoy Summer Down Under

    Fri, 25 Sep 2020

    Twenty-three students from around the world have enjoyed ‘Summer Down Under’ (online), completing research projects under the guidance of leading UWA academics.

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  • Scientists sound alarm on global plastic pollution

    Fri, 18 Sep 2020

    At least one billion people worldwide would be needed to take part in a global clean-up to reduce plastic waste.

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  • Silicon helps plants thrive as ecosystems age

    Mon, 7 Sep 2020

    New research from The University of Western Australia has discovered a major switch in the way silicon cycles through soil that could help plants growing in nutrient-poor environments adapt to their ageing ecosystems.

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Events and workshops

The UWA School of Agriculture and Environment hosts a number of events and workshops throughout the year for students, staff and members of the public. Details of all our upcoming events can be found on our events calendar.

Events Calendar

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