In the Good Universities Guide 2015 – the foremost non-government ranking of Australian universities – UWA scored five-star rankings in student demand, graduate starting salaries, research intensivity, and research grants.
UWA is a research-intensive university and one of the internationally recognised Australian Group of Eight that also comprises the University of Queensland, The University of Sydney, The University of New South Wales, Australian National University, The University of Melbourne, Monash University and The University of Adelaide. These universities are regarded as the nation’s leading research and comprehensive institutions.
In a recent Federal Government ranking of the quality of Australian university research, ERA 2012, UWA ranked higher than any other WA university in the quality of its academic research and was the only WA university ranked at or above the world average in all research areas.
According to Thompson-Reuters ISI Web of Knowledge, UWA has more highly cited scholars than most other Australian universities. Highly cited scholars are considered to be within the top 200 academics worldwide in their field – UWA has 11.
UWA attracts the highest level of research income of any Western Australian university with more than 70 per cent of all national competitive funding to the state coming to UWA.
The consistently high entry (Australian Tertiary Admission Rank) scores for UWA mean that the University’s undergraduate cohort is the most academically talented of any West Australian university and generally is recognised as being of the highest quality in Australia.
In the Federal Government’s annual Graduate Destination Surveys, UWA graduates consistently rank as the most employable in Western Australia. According to the survey, our graduates are employed at a greater rate than any other university graduates in Western Australia.
The Western Australian economy is currently the powerhouse of the national economy. For 100 years, the strategic teaching and research priorities of The University of Western Australia have been aligned with the needs of the state, supporting economic and social development.
In 2010, an independent study of the value of The University of Western Australia to the state economy – undertaken by ACIL-Tasman – estimated that in the next 40 years, UWA would contribute more than $60 billion dollars value to the Western Australian community through its research programs, educational functions, capabilities, relationships and investments.
Behind every leading economy there is a leading university.