The University of Western Australia works in collaboration with business and industry to deliver benefits for all Western Australians.
The University engages with business and industry in many areas. These are supported by key positions that underpin the strength of collaborative partnerships.
The University's Energy and Minerals Institute:
Mr Tim Shanahan is the Director of the Energy and Mineral Institute. Mr Shanahan reinforces the University's strong commitment to supporting the minerals and energy industry in this period of significant growth.
The University fosters research initiatives between business and industry and priority areas of the University, especially in strategic areas of research strength.
Led by Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research) Winthrop Professor Alistar Robertson (on leave from 1 October 2012 to 22 July 2013, with Winthrop Professor Peter Davies acting as Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research) during this time), the initiative develops larger-scale collaborations between UWA and Commonwealth Government agencies, particularly the CSIRO and its Flagship program; and works with State Government departments and the private sector to build research linkages.
UWA's Office of Industry and Innovation works with early-stage investors, venture capitalists and other commercial interests who are keen to commercialise UWA's research outcomes.
Under Dr Andy Sierakowski, the Office of Industry and Innovation facilitates contacts between industry and UWA researchers to explore collaborative research opportunities. The Office of Industry and Innovation also has an industry liaison role to help industry-sponsored research contracts.
Professional development offered by UWA includes a variety of courses, workshops and seminars for those in the mining and resources, legal, medical, education, business and public sectors.
Services include access to certain specialist, world-class facilities of the University and our extensive research expertise.
The UWA Careers Centre offers a range of services to employers to assist them to recruit high quality UWA students and promote their organisations on campus.
Recognised as one of the best universities in the country, The University of Western Australia attracts high calibre undergraduate and postgraduate students from Australia and overseas. UWA graduates have consistently been the best in gaining full-time employment when compared to graduates from other WA universities and they have matched or exceeded national graduate employment rates.