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


A commitment to drive real understanding of how to enhance our livelihoods, values, places and spaces

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A commitment to forging diverse societies in which all are at home and in which all live better

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A commitment to demonstrating the value of knowledge and research to society

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We strive to perfect a vision of a future society that is better for all

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A commitment to preparing our societies to withstand and direct change

Understanding the world in which we live and how we can better improve our lives is how we can progress as the human race. Whether studies are conducted at the University or in the field, our students, staff and graduates are empowered with the opportunity to truly immerse themselves in the study of arts, business, law and education.Professor Benjamin Smith, Associate Dean (Research)
Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Education

Home to 30+ 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

Our schools

Business School

Inspiring students to become the leaders of tomorrow

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Conservatorium of Music

Transforming individuals to release their full creative potential

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Graduate School of Education

Preparing for the classroom with firsthand experience

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Law School

Achieving international excellence in legal education and research

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School of Design

Fostering innovation and collaboration between creative disciplines

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School of Humanities

Building enduring skills in critical thinking, communicating and influencing

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School of Social Sciences

Understanding the world around us and what our future holds

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