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 18th in the world for Agricultural Sciences (ARWU 2019)

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1st in Australia and 19th in the world for Environmental Science and Engineering (ARWU 2019)

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

Our research

We are a research intensive school that spans the broad disciplines of Agriculture and Resource Economics, Agricultural Science, Environmental Science and Geography and Planning.

PhD research opportunities

Our courses

News

  • Glacier hazards on the increase in the warming world

    Wed, 6 May 2020

    A global team of scientists including The University of Western Australia has found glacier detachments, which are highly destructive events, may occur more frequently as the world warms.

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  • Aquatic plants likely to undergo dramatic changes

    Tue, 19 Nov 2019

    Some freshwater plants are expected to undergo radical changes as bicarbonate concentrations increase in lakes due to acidification, deforestation and use of nitrogen fertilisers according to a new study led by The University of Western Australia.

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  • Experts tackle climate change: ideas for a state policy

    Wed, 6 Nov 2019

    Leading State and international climate change experts will examine impacts including climate change and child health, liveable towns and cities and living within the carbon budget at a symposium to be held at The University of Western Australia next Monday 11 November.

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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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