Why Taylors

About the University of Western Australia

The University of Western Australia (UWA) is one of Australia's leading universities and has an international reputation for excellence in teaching, learning and research.

The University will celebrate its centenary in 2013, and as the state's first university, is proud to have supported the social and economic development of Western Australia. During its centenary year, the University will showcase its successful heritage as we look ahead to the next 100 years of achieving international excellence.

UWA Research

The University has a strong commitment to excellence and this underpins all its activities, particularly in the areas of research and teaching. UWA is responsible for the majority of university-based research and development in Western Australia, attracting researchers of international standing.

UWA Staff

Our students benefit from the strong knowledge base and experience of our research and teaching staff. These academic leaders pass on their knowledge and enthuse their students, who then leave with a respected qualification as well as the skills sought by employers in today's challenging and global job market.

UWA Relationships

  • UWA is the only Western Australian university to belong to the Group of Eight, a collaboration of the top research universities in Australia.
  • It is a member of the Worldwide Universities Network (WUN), a partnership of 19 research-led universities from Europe, North America, North Asia and Australia.
  • UWA is a foundation member of a new international network of high-quality universities across seven nations, the Matariki Network of Universities (MNU). These leading research-intensive universities, which pride themselves on the quality of the university experience, are among some of the oldest institutions in their respective countries.

Exceptional Rankings

  • Ranked 73rd in QS World University Rankings 2011/2012 www.topuniversities.com
  • Ranked first in Australia for Life and Agriculture Science Academic Ranking of World Universities, www.arwu.org
  • Consistently ranks in the top 120 international universities. Academic Ranking of World Universities, www.arwu.org
  • Ranked 5th out of 19 in Australia, 2011. Academic Ranking of World Universities, www.arwu.org
  • Ranked in the 51st - 75th band for Clinical Medicine and Pharmacy, 2011. Academic Ranking of World Universities, www.arwu.org
  • Voted one of the nation's (Australia's) best. The Good Universities Guide 2012

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