Western Sydney University has become the official Tertiary Education Partner of Sydney Zoo.


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Western Sydney University has become the official Tertiary Education Partner of Sydney Zoo.

Committed to becoming Australia’s most advanced zoo, Sydney Zoo will focus on technology and innovation to improve animal welfare, visitor engagement, and education, which aligns with Western Sydney University’s scholarship and research goals.

Vice-Chancellor and President of Western Sydney University, Professor Barney Glover, highlighted the unique opportunities the new partnership offered.

“Our strengths in research and teaching alongside technology and innovation will complement the state-of-the-art features of Sydney Zoo, …

Two Western Sydney University researchers have been awarded the prestigious 2018 Young Tall Poppy Science Award.


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Two Western Sydney University researchers, Dr Kate Umbers and Dr Genevieve Steiner, have been awarded the prestigious 2018 Young Tall Poppy Science Award – presented to Australia’s leading young scientific researchers and communicators.

The Award, presented by the Australian Institute of Policy and Science (AIPS), recognises excellence in early career research, alongside a passion and capacity to communicate science to the community.

Dr Genevieve Steiner is a cognitive neuroscientist from the NICM Health Research Institute and the University’s Translational Health Research Institute (THRI). …

Flying on board a NASA aircraft is the dream of every scientist and astronomer. Now, it will be a reality for Professor Miroslav Filipovic.


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Flying on board a NASA aircraft is the dream of every scientist and astronomer. Now, it will be a reality for Western Sydney University’s Professor Miroslav Filipovic.

Professor Filipovic, from the School of Computing, Engineering and Mathematics, will be the second Australian scientist in history to fly on NASA’s specially redesigned Boing 747 airborne observatory.

The aircraft is named SOFIA which stands for Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy and carries a 2.7 metre telescope. …

A Western Sydney University academic has been recognised for his work in astronomy, extra-terrestrial (ET) intelligence and physics, with an induction into one of the world’s oldest and most prestigious international scientific societies.


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A Western Sydney University academic has been recognised for his work in astronomy, extra-terrestrial (ET) intelligence and physics, with an induction into one of the world’s oldest and most prestigious international scientific societies.

Dr Ragbir Bhathal from the University’s School of Computing, Engineering and Mathematics has been elected a Fellow of  the London Royal Astronomical Society.

The fellowship highlights Dr Bhathal’s active role in the field of astronomy, astrophysics and physics, …

Western Sydney’s construction industry will be challenged to reconsider its future, at a conference co-hosted by Western Sydney University’s Centre for Smart Modern Construction (c4SMC).


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Western Sydney’s construction industry will be challenged to reconsider its future, at a conference co-hosted by Western Sydney University’s Centre for Smart Modern Construction (c4SMC) and Australia’s leading industry voice on construction transformation PrefabAUS.

The conference – Construction Opportunities in Western Sydney: Modernise or Die – will bring together NSW’s major construction agencies, policy makers, academics and industry and feature a keynote by internationally renowned thought leader on the future of construction, …

Three researchers from Western Sydney University have been accepted into the Australian Research Council (ARC) College of Experts.


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Three researchers from Western Sydney University have been accepted into the Australian Research Council (ARC) College of Experts. Members of the college are selected based on their multi-disciplinary and cross-disciplinary expertise.

Professor Scott Holmes, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research, Engagement, Development and International), says the appointments reflect the University’s continued history of impactful research.

“This success adds to Western’s continuing contribution to the advancement of knowledge and research innovation in Australia,” says Professor Holmes. …

Western Sydney University has launched its new $30 million Science Building on its Parramatta South campus.


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Multi-million dollar Science Building a boost for STEM education and research in Western Sydney

Western Sydney University has launched its new $30 million Science Building on its Parramatta South campus, significantly expanding the University’s capacity to produce the highest quality science, psychology, social work and art therapy graduates and researchers for the Western Sydney region.

Opened by NSW Minister for Education, The Hon. Rob Stokes MP, the three-storey building is a much-anticipated infrastructure project for the University. …

Western Sydney University's scientific research performance has outranked some of the most prestigious universities within Australia and internationally.


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Western Sydney University’s scientific research performance has outranked some of the most prestigious universities within Australia and internationally, following the release of the latest Leiden rankings.

The Leiden rankings are administered by the Centre for Science and Technology Studies (CWTS) at Leiden University in the Netherlands.

The rankings system measures the research performance of 750 major universities from around the world, looking at the impact of their scientific research publications, …

The University of Western Sydney (UWS) introducing a range of academic excellence scholarships for new international students


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We have some good news to announce on this dreary Monday! Seriously, is it really cold and raining on June 1st?  The University of Western Sydney (UWS) is introducing a range of academic excellence scholarships for new international students! YahooooooThe first round of scholarships will be available for students commencing in Spring Session (July intake) and Quarter Four (September intake) 2015.Vice-Chancellor’s Academic Excellence Undergraduate Scholarships
Vice-Chancellor’s Academic Excellence Undergraduate Scholarships will cover 50% of the cost of tuition fees for three years for a three year Bachelor degree.Vice-Chancellor’s Academic Excellence Postgraduate Scholarships
Vice-Chancellor’s Academic Excellence Postgraduate Scholarships will cover 50% of the cost of tuition fees for two years in one of the following degrees:

  • M Accountancy
  • M Business Administration
  • M Engineering
  • M Information and Communications Technology
  • M Information and Communications Technology (Advanced)
  • M Teaching (Birth –
The University of Western Sydney has been ranked top 100 under 50 Universities in the prestigious Times Higher Education rankings.


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KOM Consultants are very pleased to announce that University of Western Sydney is now one of the top 60 universities in the prestigious Times Higher Education 100 Under 50 Rankings (2015).

Congratulations to the University of Western Sydney on this amazing achievement! 

UWS is now placed 56th among young universities from around the globe – this is a significant improvement on last year’s rank of 87, and an outstanding result for the University at just 26 years of age. …