The University of Western Australia

The University of Western Australia (UWA) is a leading Australian research university and has an international reputation for excellence, innovation and enterprise.

It is a member of significant international networks of excellent research intensive universities, including the Worldwide Universities Network and the Matariki Network of Universities as well as a member of the Australian ‘Group of Eight’ research universities.

The University’s Vice-Chancellor, Professor Alan Robson, is supported by a five member Executive.

Sitting on the banks of the Swan River, the UWA Crawley campus is the oldest in Western Australia and among the most picturesque in the nation with its grand sandstone and terracotta buildings sitting among elegant heritage-listed gardens.

Highest quality graduates
UWA is regarded nationally as having the highest quality undergraduates of any university in Australia. This is reflected in the fact that the proportion of UWA graduates accepted into full-time employment within five months of completing their course is the highest of all Western Australian universities and among the highest in Australia.

Coupled with this success is our high-quality intake of students. Western Australia’s top-achieving school leavers choose to study at UWA as do high-calibre undergraduate and postgraduate students from around Australia and the world, particularly South-East Asia.

World-class education

UWA is ranked second in Australia for the quality of its undergraduate programs. Our students benefit from the strong knowledge base and experience of teaching staff, many of whom have substantial international experience.

The University’s strong foundation in research and teaching creates a scholarly environment which promotes the pursuit and rigorous critical interpretation of new information as well as the acquisition of knowledge.

Apart from regular delivery of information (lectures, tutorials, supervised research, field trips and student placements), the University also provides students with opportunities to apply their knowledge on collaborative projects with business, industry, government and the wider community.

UWA students are also involved in more than 75 student exchange or study abroad programs in north America, Asia and Europe.

Teaching programs
The university offers comprehensive learning programs for undergraduates and postgraduates across nine faculties and the School of Indigenous Studies.

The faculties are:

  • Architecture, Landscape and Visual Arts
  • Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Business School
  • Education
  • Engineering, Computing and Mathematics
  • Law
  • Life and Physical Sciences
  • Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
  • Natural and Agricultural Sciences.

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