The University of Western Australia, 35 Stirling Highway, Crawley, WA 6009 Perth, Australia (+61 8) 6488 6000
  • Admin. staff 3,222 (FTE, 2008)
  • Affiliations Go8, ASAIHL, WUN, MNU
  • Campus 65 hectares
  • Chancellor Michael Chaney
  • Endowment $326 million (inc. devises)
  • Established 1911
  • Location Perth, Western Australia, Australia
  • Postgraduates 4,485 (2008)
  • Type Public
  • Undergraduates 15,035 (2008)
  • Vice Chancellor Professor Paul Johnson
  • Vice principal
The University of Western Australia (UWA) was established by an Act of the Western Australian Parliament in February 1911, and began teaching students for the first time in 1913. It is the oldest university in the state of Western Australia and the only university in the state to be a member of the Group of Eight, as well as the sandstone universities. UWA was established under and is governed by the University of Western Australia Act 1911.The Act provides for control and management by the university's Senate, and gives it the authority, amongst other things, to make statutes, regulations and by-laws, details of which are contained in the university Calendar.
As a result of its strong research culture, the University recently attracted more competitive research funding-on a per capita basis of staff involved in research-than any other Australian university.[citation needed] Annually the University receives in excess of $71 million of external research income.
Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Commerce
Bachelor of Design
Bachelor of Science
Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours)
UWA is one of the largest landowners in Perth as a result of government and private bequests, and is constantly expanding its infrastructure. Recent developments include the $22 million University Club, opened in June 2005, and the UWA Watersports Complex, opened in August 2005. In addition, in September 2005 UWA opened its $64 million Molecular and Chemical Sciences building as part of a commitment to nurturing and developing high quality research and development. In May 2009, a $30 million Business School building opened, whilst the construction of a new $360 million medical research facility is due to begin in early 2009 and be completed by the end of 2011.