Established in 1911, The University of Western Australia (UWA) has an international reputation for life-changing contributions across world-class research, learning and teaching. UWA is Western Australia’s first and top-ranked university.
Location: UWA is situated on the banks of the Swan River, five kilometres from Perth’s central business district and adjacent to Kings Park.
Student experience: UWA offers a world-class education. Students learn from leading experts, receive industry experience and develop vital critical skills. Industry-relevant new courses prepare students for contemporary careers. In 2021, 27,000 students were enrolled; and Quacquarelli Symonds ranked UWA first in WA for graduate employability.
Global Rankings • Ranked 96 in the 2021 Academic Ranking of World Universities • Ranked 93 in the 2022 QS World University Rankings • Ranked 132 in the 2022 Times Higher Education Rankings.
Research: UWA delivers world-class research with key strengths in agriculture (ranked first in Australia for agricultural sciences, ARWU 2021), mining, oceanographic science and medicine. The University’s reputation for innovative research continues to attract exceptional minds. Our many research partnerships include endowed and industry chairs, joint centres, collaborative projects, national research infrastructure networks and outstanding medical research institutes.
The university is a member of the Group of Eight (Australia’s leading research-intensive universities) and the Matariki Network of Universities.
Community: UWA has a strong connection to industry and government and contributes to communities locally and internationally. The University founded the Perth Festival (the first of its kind in the southern hemisphere), and its vibrant campus is home to numerous galleries, museums and theatres.