University of Western Australia

The University of Western Australia (UWA) was established by an Act of the Western Australian Parliament in February 1911, and began teaching students for the first time in 1913. It is the oldest university in the state of Western Australia and the only university in the state to be a member of the Group of Eight, as well as the sandstone universities. UWA was established under and is governed by the University of Western Australia Act 1911. The Act provides for control and management by the university's Senate, and gives it the authority, amongst other things, to make statutes, regulations and by-laws, details of which are contained in the university Calendar. One of Australia's best and most prestigious universities, UWA is highly ranked internationally in various publications; the 2011 QS World University Rankings placed UWA at 73rd internationally. To date UWA has produced close to 100 Rhodes Scholars and a Nobel Prize winner. UWA recently joined the Matariki Network of Universities as the youngest member, the only one established during the 20th century.

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Phytoplankton use turbulence to survive

A unique water profiling instrument developed by The University of Western Australia's Centre for Water Research (CWR) is enabling scientists to understand the impact of even the most subtle turbulence on ...

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Slow but sure progress to tortoise milestone

One of the world's rarest tortoises and Australia's most endangered reptile, the tiny Western Swamp Tortoise, has been brought back from the brink of extinction by some passionate conservationists including ...

Jul 14, 2014 5 / 5 (2) 0

Young plant rescuer on a mission

There are only 400 Stirling Range Wattles and 600 Kambellup Banksias alive in the wild - and a researcher at The University of Western Australia has devoted the last four years of her life to making sure ...

Jun 27, 2014 5 / 5 (1) 0

Blast from the past gives wheat a boost

(Phys.org) —Half a century after conducting a plant experiment as part of his undergraduate Honours project, Adjunct Professor John Hamblin from The University of Western Australia's Institute of Agriculture ...

Jun 11, 2014 5 / 5 (2) 0

Solving the puzzle of a clever fungus

(Phys.org) —Scientists from the CSIRO and UWA's Institute of Agriculture (IOA), with financial aid from the Grains Research and Development Corporation, have sequenced the genome of a strain of the common ...

May 30, 2014 3.7 / 5 (7) 0