Our valued industry connections, innovative courses, commitment to our student experience and high-impact research place us as world top 100 university – the only one in WA.
For more than a century, our teaching and research have supported economic and social development within our local, regional and global communities. We seek to unite our most creative minds and lead teams towards resolving the critical challenges that face our planet and its people.
By choosing to study at UWA, you’ll join a network of passionate and resourceful leaders who are set on making meaningful contributions, and become part of a community with a reputation for leading positive change, both here and internationally.
A WORLD TOP
SUBJECTS IN THE WORLD'S TOP 150
for Student Demand, Student:Teacher Ratio and Learner Engagement
UWA is #1 in WA for graduate employability (QS Graduate Employability Ranking 2022). We produce highly employable graduates who go on to forge long and successful careers. UWA graduates consistently receive high levels of satisfaction from employers.
Our graduates go on to positively impact society – from Nobel Prize-winning scientists such as Professor Barry Marshall, to entrepreneurs like Mecca Cosmetica founder Jo Horgan and politicians such as former prime minister Bob Hawke.
UWA is also home to Fields Medal winner Professor Akshay Venkatesh; Decjuba CEO/owner Tania Austin; comedian, writer and musician Tim Minchin; and Academy Award winner Shaun Tan.
Our team of expert educators continue to receive awards proving their dedication and passion to student learning. Since 2012, as part of the Australian Awards for University Teaching, we have received:
Teaching Excellence awards
Awards for Programs that Enhance Learning
Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning
The QS World University Rankings by Subject are compiled each year to identify leading universities in particular subjects. In 2023 we maintained our ranking as #1 in the state, with the highest number of subjects in the global top 100. The Academic Ranking of World Universities also releases subject rankings annually across five key disciplines. UWA consistently achieves strong results in both rankings.
UWA's MBA program is first in the Oceania region for Entrepreneurship and Alumni Outcomes (QS World University Rankings 2023 Global MBA Rankings).
Our MBA program is also the longest running in Western Australia, with more than 40 years of proven success and thousands of high-achieving alumni. It is delivered by our internationally accredited Business School.
UWA is recognised around the world as a leading research-intensive university.
Over the years, we have strengthened our international reputation for excellence, and we now attract researchers of world standing across a range of disciplines, with international leaders in many diverse fields.
We are a proud member of the internationally recognised Group of Eight, a coalition of Australia's leading research intensive universities, and a foundation member of the Matariki Network of high-quality, research-intensive universities with a focus on student experience.
We produce high-impact research with top ratings in a range of fields. The Australian Research Council’s Excellence in Research for Australia 2018 outcomes has rated us as ‘well above world-standard’ for research in 28 fields.
Our research makes a real impact on the lives of our communities and the world.