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
(85TH IN ARWU 2020 AND 92ND IN QS 2021)
SUBJECTS IN THE WORLD'S TOP 1%
(ARWU 2020, QS 2021)
for teaching quality, student demand and student:teacher ratio
(Good Universities Guide 2021)
Top graduate outcomes
UWA is #1 in WA for graduate employability (QS Graduate Employability Ranking 2020). 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.
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 2020 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 5 key disciplines. UWA consistently achieves strong results in both of these rankings.
UWA subjects in the world top 1%
Anatomy and Physiology
Earth and Marine Sciences
Civil and Structural Engineering
Mineral and Mining Engineering
Agriculture and Forestry
Accounting and Finance
Architecture and Built Environment
Business and Management Studies
Education and Training
English Language and Literature
Law and Legal Studies
Pharmacy and Pharmacology
Environmental Science and Engineering
Marine and Ocean Engineering
Mining and Mineral Engineering
Human Biological Sciences
Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Hospitality and Tourism Management
Study WA’s highest-ranked MBA
UWA's MBA program is first in the Oceania region for Entrepreneurship and Alumni Outcomes (QS World University Rankings 2021 Global MBA Rankings). Our graduates also earn the highest salaries in Australia at almost $200,000 per annum after completing their course, at an average age of 34 (QS Top Universities Global MBA Rankings for 2021).
Our MBA program is also the longest running in Western Australia, with 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.
UWA research in the world top 1%
Agriculture, Land and Farm Management
Astronomical and Space Sciences
Cardiorespiratory Medicine and Haematology
Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Environmental Science and Management
Medicinal and Biomolecular Chemistry
Oncology and Carcinogenesis
Ophthalmology and Optometry
Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Physical Chemistry (including Structural)
Our research makes a real impact on the lives of our communities and the world.
39 research centres and institutes
5,901 research publications
$213,975,609 research income 2019 data
12 Highly Cited Researchers (Clarivate 2020)
60+ academics involved in the Australian Council of Learned Academies
Group of Eight member (Australia's best research-intensive universities)