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UWA Forward

Vice-Chancellor's Voice

Good morning. The 2015 Academic Ranking of World Universities was released on Saturday. I am pleased to report that we have maintained our position as one of the world’s top 100 universities. We have increased our overall rank, from 88 to 87, and our position in Life and Agricultural Sciences is still in the top 25.

My thanks to all our researchers, teaching staff and professional staff for your consistently exceptional work. It is great to see our achievements recognised in such a way. Rankings are important as they help establish us as a leading University locally, nationally and internationally. In an increasingly competitive Higher Education sector, this recognition gives us a real advantage.

Sincerely,
Professor Paul Johnson
Vice-Chancellor

Paul Johnson
Paul Johnson
Vice-Chancellor

Forward Focus

Astronomical Outreach for National Science Week

This week is National Science Week. For UWA’s researchers, postgraduate students and science communicators of the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR), it’s an opportunity to give back to the Western Australian community through a range of outreach and education programs.

Students from Tom Price Senior High School
preparing for a night of astrophotography.

If it’s not too cloudy tonight, look up at the sky between 6:00pm and 6:30pm. You’ll see a dot a hand span below the moon. That’s Mercury.

– Pete Wheeler

Pete Wheeler, ICRAR’s Outreach and Education Manager, is currently in Tom Price teaching students how to image the region’s amazing night skies.

Read more about ICRAR’s outreach programs

Recent News

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UWA Open Day 2015: By the Preliminary Numbers!

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Human Resources: Human Resources: Registrations for Nationally Accredited Mediation and Conflict Resolution Training close 4 September!

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BI&TS: Complete the 2015 University IT Benchmark Staff Survey for your chance to win a $250 Visa prepaid gift card.

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UWAASA: Nominations for the Philippa Maddern UWA Academic Staff Association Award are now open!

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Save the Children Book Sale at UWA on now!

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Applications for Forrest Research Foundation PhD Scholarships open next Monday!

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Research Grants Awarded Between 13/07/2015 to 09/08/2015

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Events

Aug
20
Thursday
Lunchtime Mindfulness Meditation Session
12.15pm-12.45pm, Geography Seminar Room 1
Aug
20
Thursday
Retirement Planning & Centrelink Seminar
12:30pm-2:30pm, Webb Lecture Theatre
Aug
20
Thursday
Guest Lecture: Challenges, Opportunities and Lessons from South Korean Economic Development by Prof Heejin Lee and Prof Jung Soo Seo.
6:00pm-8:00pm, Webb Lecture Theatre
Aug
25
Tuesday
UWA Environment Seminar: The co-evolution of humans and water by Yasmina Elshafei.
4:00pm-5:00pm, Webb Lecture Theatre
Aug
26
Wednesday
Career Planning and Mobility Workshop 1: Know Yourself
9:30am-12:30pm, Seminar Room 1, Love House
Aug
26
Wednesday
Preparing to Apply for Academic Promotion Workshop
1:30pm-3:30pm, Seminar Room 1, Love House
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