THE UNIVERSITY OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA
The University of Western Australia (UWA) is one of Australia’s leading universities and has an international reputation for excellence in teaching, learning and research. The University’s longer-term aim is to be counted among the top 50 universities in the world by 2050, continuing to play a vital role in scholarship and discovery of global significance.
A dynamic and progressive university, UWA is a member of the prestigious Group of Eight partnership of leading Australian universities. UWA was Western Australia’s first university, enrolling its first students in 1913. It now has around 21,000 students enrolled across nine faculties – Architecture, Landscape and Visual Arts; Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences; Business; Education; Engineering, Computing and Mathematics; Life and Physical Sciences; Law; Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences; and Natural and Agricultural Sciences – and the School of Indigenous Studies.
With an international reputation for excellence and enterprise, UWA’s strong research culture sees it attract high levels of competitive research funding and outstanding staff. High quality teaching and research ensure UWA remains the university of preference for Western Australia’s highest achieving school leavers, as well as attracting high-calibre undergraduate and postgraduate students from around the nation and overseas.
UWA’s graduates are highly competitive internationally, achieving success in higher study and in wide-ranging fields of employment. Many have risen to prominence in leadership roles in industry, government, education and the professions, in Australia and overseas. The proportion of UWA graduates accepted into full-time employment is among the highest in Australia, and they consistently have the best success rate in gaining full time employment when compared to graduates from other Western Australian universities.
The University of Western Australia’s outstanding teaching staff help provide a learning environment that stimulates creativity and innovation. They are supported by quality teaching facilities, as well as computing facilities that link staff and students with the wider world of learning and research. The university has one of the highest proportions of staff with doctorates. The quality of the university’s teachers, researchers and students is benchmarked against that of other national and international higher education communities.
The UWA experience is also much more than just a training ground for employment. Situated on the Swan River five kilometres from the centre of Perth, UWA is widely acclaimed for its national-heritage listed grounds. The campus is renowned for its vibrant social, cultural and sporting life as well as its environmental beauty. UWA students graduate with outstanding skills and knowledge, as well as developing lifelong friends, precious memories, and a sense of achievement that empowers them for the rest of their lives.