The University of Western Australia

Delivering transformative research and education to some of the world’s best and brightest minds, the University of Western Australia (UWA) is WA’s first and top ranked university, with strong ties to industry, government and communities.

We’re committed to providing our students with the skills and knowledge needed to take a leading role in shaping the future. A future that continues to expand and accelerate exponentially, bringing with it plentiful opportunities and challenges. Situated at the fulcrum of the Indian Ocean Rim, we play a key role in shaping the social and economic transformation of the region and will advance this commitment further.


UWA is located five kilometres from the Perth central business district, next Kings Park and the Swan River – both immensely important places to the Whadjuk Noongar tradition. Long-standing Indigenous knowledge and culture provide a rich and unique lens through which we can view and understand our environment.

Student experience

UWA students learn from leading experts in their fields, receive practical and industry experience, and develop critical skills to enable career opportunities. UWA's innovative course structure allows students to design a course of study to match career goals with their interests. This creates professionals prepared for change in the workforce, having been equipped with breadth and depth of skills and knowledge as well as the industry connections made along the way.

We are home to more than 23,000 students, including 5,000 international students representing more than 100 countries.


UWA is one of Australia's top research institutions, attracting the best and brightest researchers across the range of disciplines, with international leaders in many diverse fields. As one of the world’s elite, research-intensive universities, we focus on being a trusted source of open and accessible research and driving excellence through innovative partnerships and collaboration.

Our world-leading research focuses on advancing healthcare, economic development, environmental improvement and social justice; with a commitment to sustainable oceans and coasts, and resilient, just and equitable societies. 

Community and partnerships

At the heart of UWA is creating and sharing knowledge to make a positive impact. UWA is an active leader in in ongoing social transformation and contribution to communities – locally and internationally.  We embrace deep and broad partnerships with industry, governments and not-for-profits to ensure our people, facilities, research and technologies benefits the widest possible range of communities. Discovering new information, sharing learnings and creating positive impacts.

UWA can work with you to develop solutions to your business requirements through:

  • Specifically designed research projects and consultancy services
  • High-calibre students from Australia and around the world who can work with your organisation on research, collaborative projects and internships
  • Professional development, re-skilling and further education pathways for your teams
  • Groundbreaking technologies and research results available for partnering and commercialisation
  • Entrepreneurship and enterprise support to help grow organisations by applying diverse and fresh ideas to product and service development.

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