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


  • Is human activity creating a breeding ground for pandemics?

    Wed, 20 Jan 2021

    Research led by The University of Western Australia has revealed that climate change, environmental degradation of land and human activity are creating a breeding ground for viruses such as COVID-19 and there may be an even deadlier pandemic on the horizon.

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  • New national hub to tackle top environmental challenges

    Thu, 10 Dec 2020

    UWA will host a new Australian research hub to help the nation deal with extreme events such as bushfires.

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  • New Australia India Water Centre to tackle global water challenges

    Tue, 10 Nov 2020

    A consortium of research institutions in Australia and India, including The University of Western Australia, has launched a new centre to address critical water security and sanitation challenges facing populations worldwide.

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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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