About University of Western Australia
The Universitiy's longer-term aim is to be counted among the top 50 universities in the world by 2050, continuing to play a vital role in scholarship and discovery of global significance.
Since 2012, UWA has appeared in the top 100 universities in Shanghai Jiao Tong University’s internationally recognised Academic Ranking of World Universities and consistently appears in the top 1% of universities as judged in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings and the QS rankings.
The Academic Ranking of World Universities places UWA 25th in the world for Life and Agricultural Sciences, the highest ranking in Australia.
In the Good Universities Guide 2015 – the foremost non-government ranking of Australian universities – UWA scored five-star rankings in student demand, graduate starting salaries, research intensivity, and research grants.
Psychology, Education, Earth and Marine Sciences have been ranked in the world's top 40 institutions in 2014 according to the QS World University Rankings by Subject.
UWA is a research-intensive university and one of the internationally recognised Australian Group of Eight that also comprises the University of Queensland, The University of Sydney, The University of New South Wales, Australian National University, The University of Melbourne, Monash University and The University of Adelaide. These universities are regarded as the nation’s leading research and comprehensive institutions.
In a recent Federal Government ranking of the quality of Australian university research, ERA 2012, UWA ranked higher than any other WA university in the quality of its academic research and was the only WA university ranked at or above the world average in all research areas.
According to Thompson-Reuters ISI Web of Knowledge, UWA has more highly cited scholars than most other Australian universities. Highly cited scholars are considered to be within the top 200 academics worldwide in their field – UWA has 11.
UWA attracts the highest level of research income of any Western Australian university with more than 70 per cent of all national competitive funding to the state coming to UWA.
UWA has a distinctive mix of grand architecture and contemporary buildings that house state-of-the-art teaching and research facilities, lecture and performance theatres, tutorial spaces, studios and subject-specific laboratories for the perfect learning environment.
Located on a river bend in Crawley just minutes from the city of Perth, UWA is often described as one of Australia’s most picturesque campuses. Heritage listed architecture blends with modern buildings and leading facilities in leafy grounds of open courtyards and beautiful gardens. Close to UWA’s Crawley campus is Kings Park, one of the world’s largest and most beautiful inner-city parks. Here you can enjoy over 400 hectares of nature, with sweeping views of the Swan and Canning rivers.
Points of Interest
- City Centre