Our research

How would you live if you knew more?

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 that impacts and improves lives both nationally and internationally. We support researchers throughout their careers, from PhD students and early career researchers, to award-winning professors and Australian Laureate fellows.

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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


Advancing research through collaboration

The Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Education supports more than 30 research entities, from institutes and national centres of excellence to interdisciplinary clusters and networks

Current projects