The University of Western Australia (UWA) is Western Australia’s premier university, recognised internationally as an excellent research-intensive institution. Established in 1911, the University ranks 91st in the world in the highly respected Shanghai-Jiao Tong University’s Academic Ranking of World Universities.

The University has a strong commitment to excellence, particularly in the areas of teaching and research, and is responsible for almost 70 per cent of university-based research in Western Australia.

UWA maintains a strong focus on international collaborations with leading research partners across the world aims to establish UWA – and Western Australia – as a global hub of excellence across a broad range of disciplines, particularly those vital for the future of communities across the planet.

Navigate our map to find out more about the many places UWA researchers and scientists are making a difference in the Indo-Pacific region and how they are contributing to alleviating some of the world’s most pressing challenges. Page should contain secondary link to country and field pages.

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"I am confident that in the coming decades the city of Perth will grow in importance as a centre of business, educational and technological excellence in the region. This State will also continue to develop as the epicentre of a global resource and mineral supply economy delivering the growth that has seen an economic power shift to the Asian and Indian Ocean regions." Michael Chaney
Chancellor, The University of Western Australia