Founded in 1911, the University of Western Australia (UWA) has an international reputation for life-changing contributions to world-class research, learning and teaching. UWA is the first and best-ranked university in Western Australia.

Location: UWA is located on the banks of the Swan River, adjacent to King's Park, five kilometers from Perth's central business district.

Student Experience: UWA offers a world-class education. Students learn from leading experts, gain industry experience and develop critical critical thinking skills. New vocational courses prepare students for contemporary life. In 2021, 27,000 students were enrolled; and Quacquarelli Symonds ranked UWA first in WA for graduate employment.

Global Rankings • 96th in the 2021 Academic Ranking of World Universities • 93rd in the 2022 QS World University Rankings • 132nd in the 2022 Times Higher Education Rankings.

Research: UWA delivers world-class research with key strengths in agriculture (ranked first in Australia for Agricultural Sciences, ARWU 2021), mining, marine science and medicine. The university's reputation for innovative research continues to attract exceptional minds. Our many research partnerships include academic and professional chairs, joint centres, joint projects, national research infrastructure networks and clinical research institutes of excellence.

The university is a member of the Group of Eight (Australia's leading research-intensive universities) and the Matariki Network of Universities.
Community: UWA has strong links with industry and government and contributes to communities both domestically and internationally. The university founded the Perth Festival (a first in the southern hemisphere), and its vibrant campus is home to numerous galleries, museums and theatres.