Established in 1911 as the State's first university, The University of Western Australia (UWA) was also the first free university in the British Empire, actively promoting equal access to tertiary education for all social classes. Today UWA is ranked in the world's top 100 universities and number one in Western Australia. UWA has an international reputation for remarkable and life-changing contributions across research, learning and teaching. In 2021, UWA educated more than 25,000 students from across 100 countries. As one of Australia’s leading research-intensive universities UWA operates more than 40 intensive research centres and 22 schools, in addition to having a broad range of successful industry partnerships.
The University is a member of the internationally recognised Australian Group of Eight universities and a foundation member of the Matariki Network of high-quality, research intensive universities with a particular focus on student experience. UWA has a strong connection to industry and government, supports communities both locally and internationally, and is driven to make the most of its collective potential and contribute to the world’s advancement.
Set on 65-hectares, UWA’s historic main campus sits on the banks of the Swan River, next to Kings Park and just minutes from Perth’s central business district, with additional facilities in Claremont and Nedlands.
UWA HEALTH CAMPUS
Located at the Queen Elizabeth II Medical Centre grounds in Nedlands, the UWA Health Campus connects students and researchers with hospitals, medical research institutes and healthcare providers.
UWA ALBANY CENTRE
Based in the state’s Great Southern region and situated in a biodiversity hotspot, the UWA Albany Centre allows students to experience all that regional WA has to offer. In addition to being able to complete an undergraduate degree in the region, there are opportunities for students to participate in research projects in the fields of environmental research and wave energy.