Our centres, institutes and initiatives have helped to establish and promote the University's international reputation for research across the sciences.
Centres, institutes and initiatives
- Australian Herbicide Resistance Initiative
Working in partnership with the farming community and industry to develop research programs targeting herbicide resistance and to disseminate resistance management messages to encourage sustainable cropping across Australia.
- Centre for Atomic, Molecular and Surface Physics
Dedicated to research involving positron scattering from surfaces and materials, spin-polarised electron scattering from surfaces, and spin-polarised electron scattering from free single atoms.
- Centre for Energy Geoscience Aiming to better explore and develop Australia’s hydrocarbon energy resources, and to sequester greenhouse gases like CO2 in an environmentally responsible manner.
- Centre for Environmental Economics and Policy
Striving to improve the management of Australia’s environment through research that will bring environmental, economic and social benefits for Australia.
- Centre for Evolutionary Biology
Combining expertise in population, evolutionary, and molecular genetics, with phenotypic studies of selection.
- Centre for Exploration Targeting
Aimed squarely at the mineral industry’s need to increase the rate of discovery of new mineral deposits.
- Centre for Learning Technology
A nationally recognised developer of education programs and resources, and a provider of professional learning technology services.
- Centre for Marine Futures
Collaborative and cutting-edge research that promotes informed decision-making about our marine environment.
- Centre for Microscopy, Characterisation and Analysis
Enabling research excellence by providing world class microscopy and microanalysis facilities and expertise to publicly funded researchers and industry.
- Centre for Regional Development
Focused on understanding and resolving some of the major economic, social and environmental challenges facing Australia’s regions and urban centres.
- Centre of Excellence for Computational Systems Biology
Integrating the wealth of modern 'omics data (for example, genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, metabolomics) to provide a whole-cell or whole-organism understanding of biological systems.
- Centre of Excellence in Natural Resource Management
Undertaking targeted, cost-effective and innovative research that makes a significant and recognised contribution to addressing Australia’s natural resource management problems.
- Energy and Minerals Institute
The Energy and Minerals Institute (EMI) has a vision to advance knowledge and create solutions that deliver safe, enduring value for the world from its energy and mineral resources.
- Centre for Plant Genetics and Breeding
Providing advanced education and research in plant breeding to enhance the world’s future supply of plant-based food, fibre and industrial raw materials in an era of changing climates.
- International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research
A collaborative centre that is international in scope and that achieves research excellence in astronomical science and engineering.
- The Marshall Centre for Infectious Diseases Research and Training
Founded in 2007 to honour UWA Nobel Prize laureate Professor Barry Marshall, the centre provides a focus for infectious diseases research and epidemiology studies.
- Oceans Institute
The UWA Oceans Institute is advancing knowledge to support the delivery of Ocean Solutions by addressing ocean challenges.
- Plant Energy Biology
A cutting edge research centre focused on better understanding the way in which plants produce and use their energy systems in response to environmental change.
- The UWA Institute of Agriculture
The UWA Institute of Agriculture aims to enhance The University of Western Australia's contribution to the advancement of agriculture and to the management of natural resources in selected international, national and regional settings.
- WA Biogeochemistry Centre
A centralised facility applying stable isotopes to research in both terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems, plant and animal ecology and physiology; soil chemistry, biology and biogeochemistry; as well as hydrology and climate studies.
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