Established in 1911 as Western Australia’s first university, The University of Western Australia (UWA) has an international reputation for remarkable and life-changing contributions across world-class research, learning and teaching. UWA is Western Australia’s top-ranked university and one of only a handful of top 100 universities in the country.
UWA is located five kilometres from Perth’s central business district, adjacent to the beautiful Kings Park and the Swan River.
UWA offers a world-class education where students learn from leading experts, receive industry experience and develop critical skills needed to succeed in their future. The university’s innovative course structure allows students to combine one or two majors over three years and receive the equivalent of a double degree. They are then able to specialise through a postgraduate degree.
More than 23,000 students are enrolled at UWA, including 5,000 international students from more than 100 countries.
UWA delivers world-class research with key areas of strength in agriculture, mining, oceanographic science and medicine. The university continues to attract the world’s brightest minds including Professor Barry Marshall and Emeritus Professor Robin Warren, who received a Nobel Prize for the discovery of helicobacter pylori and researchers who contributed to the discovery of gravitational waves, predicted by Einstein.
The university is a member of the Group of Eight (a partnership of Australia’s leading research-intensive universities), the Worldwide Universities Network and the Matariki Network of Universities.
UWA has a strong connection to industry and government and contributes to communities both locally and internationally. The founder of the Perth Festival (the first of its kind in the southern hemisphere), the university is part of Perth’s dynamic cultural scene and its vibrant campus is home to numerous galleries, museums and theatres.