As WA’s first university with a history of teaching and research over 100 years, our founding vision remains stronger than ever.
Today, just as it was when we opened our doors in 1913, our enduring mission is to provide world-class education, research and community engagement for the advancement of the prosperity and welfare of our communities. We seek to create global leaders through our industry-integrated education and world-leading research.
Our leadership, governance and structure are designed to ensure our students receive an experience-oriented and values-led curriculum to enable them to make a positive impact on society, now and into the future.
At UWA, leadership means making a real difference and helping our students seek wisdom, understanding, insight and knowledge, both in the classroom and beyond the books. Wisdom is our shared journey of overcoming the challenges we face together. Join us on this journey.
As a leading global university in the Indo-Pacific region, UWA plays a key role in advancing the socio-economic transformation of Perth, WA and the wider region beyond our shores. Our outstanding teaching provides an enriching student experience, and our impactful, groundbreaking research is changing the world.
PROFESSOR AMIT CHAKMA
Elected in 2017, UWA Chancellor Robert French AC is a former Chief Justice of the High Court of Australia and a graduate in science and law.