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About UWA

Shaping the next generation of global leaders

Our
    story

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Just 10 minutes from Perth city, UWA is located on the banks of the Swan River, or Derbal Yerrigan, on the land of the Whadjuk Nation.

We have the immense privilege of sitting on the sacred soil where Western Australian kaartdijin, or knowledge, began. It has been a place to gather and learn for tens of thousands of years, with stories and lessons shared from generation to generation of the world’s oldest continuous culture.

Today, we welcome you to continue seeking and sharing wisdom with us. Our students take their learning beyond the books, at the cutting edge of knowledge creation, from passionate lecturers with real industry experience and connections. We’ll support them in their learning journeys and help set them up for a career they’ll love.

The global impact of our research and education places us as a world top 100 university (QS 2021). This means students join a community of passionate, intelligent and resourceful leaders who are driving innovation and change. They’ll connect with and work alongside leaders in education, research and industry, and follow in the footsteps of our thousands of graduate success stories.

25k+

students

4k+

international students

135k+

graduates

22

schools

19:1

student to staff ratio

#1

in WA for graduate employability

Our place

One of the world's
most liveable cities

4th

largest city
in Australia

 

190+

nationalities enjoy
living in Perth

(ThinkPerth 2019)

 

8%

higher incomes than
national average

(ABS, May 2020)

 

Grand Challenges

Solving the world’s
greatest challenges

UWA students are uniting with our teaching, research and industry communities to take on some of the world’s most complex problems. These Grand Challenges are deep and difficult issues, with no clear solutions, that require new ways of working across disciplines and sectors to address. Our Grand Challenges program sees up-and-coming changemakers working together to drive ongoing transformation and positive impact. Together, we can find innovative solutions to these challenges and create a better world for all.

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VISIT

A vibrant community

Our campus is filled with beautiful gardens, heritage architecture, amazing facilities and the best community of people to share it with.

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Campus and facilities

Our distinctive mix of heritage architecture and contemporary buildings contain state-of-the-art teaching and research facilities, lecture and performance theatres, tutorial spaces, studios and subject-specific laboratories, creating the perfect learning environment, alongside workplace settings of our many business and industry partners.

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