It is a privilege to lead this dynamic, world-class university. I look forward to building on our achievements from 2017 and continuing the task of nurturing and supporting our great staff and students.

Professor Dawn Freshwater

We are well over halfway through 2018 and what a dynamic and productive year it has been so far.

From our consistently strong performances in global rankings, to continued research breakthroughs and important community engagement activities, we can be proud of what we have achieved. This has been accomplished through the hard work and support of our students, staff and community, and I thank everyone for their contribution.

Aerial view of the University of Western Australia

Latest news

  • Unis deliver economic boost as well as skills

    Tue, 21 Aug 2018

    This editorial by UWA Vice-Chancellor Professor Dawn Freshwater appeared in The West Australian newspaper on 21 August 2018.

    How do you measure and what counts as success? For some, it is reasonably easy– sales figures and KPIs achieved, meeting budget and other industry standard indicators of performance. But until now there has been no definitive measure of the dollar-figure contribution our top universities make to the community.

  • Australian VC calls for free speech principles after controversial event cancelled

    Fri, 17 Aug 2018

    An Australian vice-chancellor has called for universities to adopt a sectoral position on free speech, after her university cancelled a controversial address on safety grounds. 

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