Arts, Business, Law and Education

Outstanding relevant research that enhances humanity


UWA’s Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Education brings together some of our greatest minds to ask the important questions in life. 

We generate valuable research across seven Schools, impacting and improving lives both nationally and internationally. 

Our research is consistently ranked above world standards, contributing knowledge to shape policy and practice.  We support researchers throughout their careers, from PhD students and early-career researchers, to award-winning professors and Australian Laureate fellows.

The research centres, groups and entities within our Faculty include dedicated teams working on social impact, Western Australian history, rock art conservation and management, Muslim studies, urban design, and more.

By collaborating closely with industry partners, local community organisations and government, together we're focussing on the global challenges facing our world.

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Our research is consistently classified as above or well above world standards by the Australian Research Council.

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Our research addresses issues of social and political impact that inform our world and drive change.

Our research focus


  • knowABLEA commitment to demonstrating the value of knowledge and research to society.
  • liveABLE: A commitment to forging diverse societies in which all are at home and in which all live better.
  • perfectABLE: We strive to perfect a vision of a future society that is better for all.
  • sustainABLE: A commitment to drive real understanding of how to enhance our livelihoods, values, places and spaces.
  • transformABLE: A commitment to preparing our societies to withstand and direct change.

Home to 15+ research entities, including national centres of excellence

Supporting 350 researchers

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Nurturing the careers of 550 higher degree by research students

Our researchers

We support researchers at all stages of their careers, from emerging postdoctoral researchers to professors who are internationally renowned in their field.

Current projects

Postgraduate research degrees


Research centres and entities

The Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Education supports more than 15 research entities, from institutes and national centres of excellence to interdisciplinary clusters and networks