About Research @ UWA

A focus on research of an international quality and the fostering of an outstanding research culture have positioned UWA as one of the best universities in Australia and in the top 150 in the world.

Groundbreaking discoveries in the fight against liver disease
UWA & Resonance Health’s imaging technology helps patients avoid painful biopsies
"Working together, we have been able to take an early-stage technology, commercialise it, and help tens of thousands of patients worldwide."
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UWA technology licensing and partnering opportunities

Research Impact at UWA: Find out more

New research funding arrangements for universities

Two programmes will replace the six research block grants:

  • Research Support program: around $879 million in 2017 to Australian universities as a flexible funding stream to support the systemic costs of research.
  • Research Training program: around $1.01 billion in 2017 to support domestic and international higher degree by research (HDR) students, training the next generation of researchers and innovators.

More details can be found on the National Innovation and Science Agenda website >>

UWA Crowd Research
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The results of the 2017 UWA Research Collaboration Awards have been announced. We received a total of 117 highly competitive applications, requesting a total of $3,004,478.

A total of $824,093 in funding from the University has been awarded across 38 projects. These projects will expand the University’s research collaborations both nationally and internationally.

A further $126,842 in funding from the New Century Endowment Fund has been awarded across 5 Projects. This funding will be used to support collaborations and research into breast cancer and kidney disease.

For a list of all successful applications please visit

Congratulations to all successful applicants.

UWA and Orthocell lead regenerative-medicine breakthroughs
“UWA has long recognised the need to translate laboratory discoveries into products that benefit the community and create value ...”
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UWA Research week grows in momentum each year and in 2016 we hosted more than 4300 visitors and participants in over 50 events across campus.

The diverse range of research on show was a defining characteristic this year, engaged the audiences and community who now have a greater appreciation of the value and impact of the work we do.

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PlumX Metrics are now available in Socrates: Find out more

UWA Research Impact
Our research translates into contributions beyond academia. Explore some of the research impact stories.
Research Development and Innovation
Research Development and Innovation
UWA actively identifies and supports research partnerships.
UWA Crowd Research
UWA Crowd Research
Explore UWA's crowd sourcing and crowd funding projects.
UWA Research Strengths
UWA Research Strengths
Outstanding fields of research at UWA
UWA has world class facilities and data for use by our researchers, research students and collaborators.
UWA is considered one of the
World's top 100 universities by both the ARWU and QS rankings.
Recognition of UWA's exceptional research and researchers.
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