Projects in Perth, Western Australia

Western Australia is the heart of growing global resources hub, located in close proximity to our key trading partners in the Asia Pacific region. The State produces nearly half of Australia’s merchandise exports, almost 90 per cent of which are minerals and energy commodities.

The University of Western Australia is Western Australia’s leading university and ranks 91st in the world in the highly respected Shanghai-Jiao Tong University’s Academic Ranking of World Universities.

UWA has partnerships with public and private institutions across the world and strategic relationships with many internationally significant universities with a view to expanding its reach, relevance and influence in relation to key global issues.

“UWA regards international agreements and collaborations as essential to strengthen the University’s world-class educational programs and research capacity.”
Professor Paul Johnson, Vice-Chancellor

International Skills and Training Institute in Health (ISTIH)

The International Skills and Training Institute in Health (ISTIH) is a partnership between UWA and the Western Australian Health Department that leverages significant medical expertise in Western Australia to facilitate aid and develop health-training initiatives in developing countries.

The Energy and Minerals Institute

The Energy and Minerals Institute (EMI) is UWA’s gateway for industry to engage with cutting-edge university research across the depth and breadth of resource-related issues. The EMI advances UWA’s century long commitment to supporting and developing the industries which continue to drive the Western Australian economy.

Perth USAsia Centre at UWA

The Perth USAsia Centre, launched by US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, is a new West Australian-based institution aimed at strengthening ties between the United States, Australia and the Asian region.

The Confucius Institute

The Confucius Institute at UWA was the first of its kind to be established in Australia, and is a non-profit organisation dedicated to the strengthening of links between China and Western Australia, especially in the areas of Chinese language teaching and learning and cross-cultural awareness. For further information visit The UWA Confucius Institute’s website.

The UWA Oceans Institute

The UWA Oceans Institute (OI) was established to further enhance the capabilities of marine research in Western Australia by drawing together the University’s researchers and collaborators in the fields of marine science, engineering, social sciences and governance. For further information visit The UWA Oceans Institute’s website.

"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