Projects in Africa

Western Australia has a sound and growing relationship with countries across Africa, characterised by shared interests in the development of minerals and energy projects and significant investments in resources projects by Australian companies.

The relationship is underpinned by a strong foundation of research and an investment in sharing the knowledge required to build capacity and maximize opportunities for development across Africa.

Southern Africa’s Rock Art of Cultural Contact

Archaeological research, work in archives, and recording ethnographies are providing a much more detailed history of human encounters than ever before. Indeed, there are rock arts showing cultural contact in many parts of the world with southern Africa and northern Australia being key regions. Southern Africa is world-famous for the tens of thousands of rock […]

Early HIV Detection in Africa

A research team from The University of Western Australia’s School of Paediatrics and Child Health (SPACH) has won funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for an international study that could lead to earlier and more effective treatment of HIV infections in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Rebuilding Schools in War-torn Africa

Rebuilding school systems destroyed by years of violent civil war is the focus of new projects by researchers including a Rwandan academic at UWA.

International Mining for Development Centre (IM4DC)

In partnership with the Australian Government, The University of Western Australia and The University of Queensland established the International Mining for Development Centre to assist in lifting the quality of life in developing nations through a more sustainable use of mineral and energy resources.

"I am confident that in the coming decades the city of Perth will grow in importance as a centre of business, educational and technological excellence in the region. This State will also continue to develop as the epicentre of a global resource and mineral supply economy delivering the growth that has seen an economic power shift to the Asian and Indian Ocean regions." Michael Chaney
Chancellor, The University of Western Australia