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 14th in the world for Agricultural Sciences (ARWU 2018)

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1st in Australia and 18th in the world for Environmental Science and Engineering (ARWU 2018)

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42nd in the world for Agriculture and Forestry (QS 2019)

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News

Breakthrough in high-yield drought-resilient chickpeas
Tue, 30 Apr 2019

A global study led by the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) and involving scientists from The University of Western Australia has identified genes that can be used to develop drought and heat tolerant chickpeas.

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UWA researchers helping Australian sheep producers tackle high-oestrogen clovers
Mon, 15 Apr 2019

A team of researchers at The University of Western Australia are working together with farmers to tackle an issue which could have a devastating impact on Australian sheep producers.

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Students inspired by agricultural science at UWA Future Farm
Wed, 10 Apr 2019

Breaking the city-country divide, Year 12 Geography students from Penrhos College recently had their third annual field day at The University of Western Australia’s Ridgefield Farm in Pingelly.

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Events, seminars and workshops

The UWA School of Agriculture and Environment hosts a number of events, seminars 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 below.

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