Find out why UWA continues to attract high-calibre staff, researchers and students.

We aspire to be recognised as one of the top 50 universities in the world


We’re proud to rank first in Western Australia and place in the top 100 of universities globally (QS 2020)


UWA staff are involved in more than 75 research and training centres ,  institutes, joint venture centres, outreach centres and major national research facilities.


Over the next 40 years alone, minds and projects that started their journeys at UWA are expected to bring about $60 billion to our State’s economy (ACIL Allen Consulting 2010).


5 Stars for Student:Teacher Ratio and Student Demand (Good Universities Guide 2018).


UWA receives roughly 80 per cent of all research funding to Western Australian universities annually.

Leading the way

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.

Whether it’s pursuing cutting-edge treatments for cystic fibrosis, tackling famine with better crop productivity or mixing science and archaeology to look back at history, UWA alumni constantly inspire.

Apart from our globally recognised standing and world-class alumni, an emphasis on academic curiosity sets us apart from other universities. For more than a century, the teaching and research priorities of UWA have been aligned with the needs of the State of Western Australia to support economic and social development.