Murdoch news

Top stories

Students improve knowledge of maritime law through mooting

July 6th, 2018

The Murdoch School of Law has once again hosted the International Maritime Law Arbitration Moot (IMLAM) competition, bringing law students together from around the world to gain a deeper understanding of maritime law. Teams of students spend six months researching a complex but realistic shipping scenario, preparing written submissions and then preparing their oral arguments. […]

+ Find out more

School of Business and Governance announces new Advisory Board

July 5th, 2018

The Murdoch School of Business and Governance has announced its new Advisory Board, which will bring together professionals from local business, government and education to offer their expertise, guidance and leadership. At an official ceremony yesterday evening, Murdoch University Vice Chancellor Eeva Leinonen welcomed the new Advisory Board members to their roles. “The University and the […]

+ Find out more

Genetic resistance to wheat fungal disease identified

July 5th, 2018

Wheat researchers have discovered a combination of genes that provide resistance to the significant fungal disease Stagonospora nodorum blotch (SNB) in Western Australian varieties.

+ Find out more


Latest news

Forensics students uncover new ways to detect crime scenes

July 4th, 2018

Could common spices like turmeric, cinnamon and paprika be used instead of traditional black carbon powders in detecting fingerprints from crime scenes?

+ Find out more

‘Curiosity, creativity and individuality’ on show at Murdoch’s biggest-ever Open Day

July 2nd, 2018

If you’re looking for a better future or want to join in the fun for a day packed with entertainment and activities, look no further than Murdoch University’s Open Day on Saturday 28 July 2018. This year’s event will be bigger than ever, attracting thousands to one of Australia’s largest campuses where university life and diverse courses […]

+ Find out more

Australian first for Murdoch in Myanmar

July 2nd, 2018

Murdoch will become the first Australian university to deliver courses in Myanmar following the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with education partners Kaplan in Yangon.

+ Find out more

Students awarded for commitment to animals and the environment

June 29th, 2018

The School of Veterinary and Life Sciences held its annual awards ceremony last night, recognising students for their dedication and passion for veterinary, agricultural, environmental, medical, molecular and forensic science. A total of 56 prizes were presented to students for the 2017 academic year across these areas of study. Murdoch University Vice Chancellor Eeva Leinonen […]

+ Find out more

Psychology students gain valuable experience in the Kimberley

June 28th, 2018

Two clinical psychology students have returned from a life-changing trip to assist those with mental health issues in the Kimberley as part of their studies.

+ Find out more

‘Spectacular’ opportunity for WA’s lithium industry

June 27th, 2018

Murdoch University Chancellor David Flanagan says Western Australia has an enormous opportunity to contribute to the future of the planet through its burgeoning lithium ion battery industry.

+ Find out more

The heat makes oceanic whitetip sharks go deep

June 26th, 2018

Oceanic Whitetip Shark by Lance Jordan

Warm sea surface temperatures during summers have drastic effects on the diving behaviour of oceanic whitetip sharks, and could have profound implications for their survival as the climate changes, researchers say.

+ Find out more

WA set to become ‘lithium valley’

June 25th, 2018

Western Australia could produce enough lithium batteries within the next decade to power cars, phones and laptops across China, Europe and the USA, if the political will exists to turn the State into ‘Lithium Valley’.

+ Find out more

Murdoch University virtual safety simulation revolutionises training

June 25th, 2018

Murdoch University innovation is helping to revolutionise workforce safety in Singapore with a new virtual reality program to boost safety training.

+ Find out more

What can natural disasters teach the world?

June 22nd, 2018

Historians from Murdoch University have joined a global study that will shed light on how to better deal with the prediction and aftermath of environmental disasters in the Indian Ocean region, including tsunamis, volcanic eruptions and earthquakes.

+ Find out more

+ View the news archives