Established in 1911, the University's ground-breaking research, quality academic staff and state-of-the-art facilities combine to offer a vibrant student experience.
As Western Australia's premier university, UWA was equal first overall in Australia based on key measures in the Good Universities Guide 2014 including student demand, graduate outcomes, graduate starting salaries, getting a full-time job research intensivity and research grants.
The University of Western Australia consistently appears in the top 1% of universities worldwide in the major academic rankings systems such as the Academic Ranking of World Universities and the QS World University Rankings.
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 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.
Comprehensive learning programs for undergraduates and postgraduates are delivered across nine faculties and the School of Indigenous Studies.
The faculties are: