Lub University of Western Australia

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Lub University of Western Australia (UWA) yog ib tug kev tshawb fawb-intensive university nyob rau hauv Perth, Australia uas yog tsim los pab los ntawm ib tug ua los ntawm kev theWestern Australian Parliament nyob rau hauv Lub ob hlis ntuj 1911, thiab pib qhia me nyuam kawm ntawv rau thawj lub sij hawm nyob rau hauv 1913. Nws yog tus hiob tsev kawm ntawv nyob rau hauv lub xeev ntawm Western Australia. Nws yog colloquially paub raws li ib tug “sandstone university”. Nws tseem yog ib tug tswv cuab ntawm cov pab pawg neeg ntawm Yim.

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, thiab muab nws txoj cai, txawj lwm yam, yuav ua rau kev cai li choj, cov kev cai thiab cov by-laws, cov ntsiab lus ntawm uas yog muaj nyob rau hauv lub tsev kawm ntawv Calendar.

UWA no mas ranked chaw nyob rau hauv ntau yam ntaub ntawv: lub 2013/14 QS World University Rankings placed UWA at 84th internationally, thiab nyob rau hauv lub yim hli ntuj 2015 the Academic Ranking of World Universities from Shanghai Jiao Tong University placed the university at 87th in the world. rau hnub tim, lub tsev kawm ntawv tau ua 100 Rhodes Scholars; one Nobel Prize laureate and oneAustralian Prime Minister graduated from UWA.

UWA nyuam qhuav tuaj koom lub Matariki Network ntawm University raws li tus yau neeg, lub tsuas yog ib qho tsim thaum lub sij hawm lub xyoo pua 20th.

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Lub University lub ntev-lub sij hawm aim yog yuav tsum tau suav ntawm cov saum toj kawg nkaus 50 universities nyob rau hauv lub ntiaj teb no los ntawm 2050, ntxiv mus ua si ib qho tseem ceeb heev luag hauj lwm nyob rau hauv scholarship thiab discovery ntawm lub ntiaj teb no tseem ceeb.

 

Cov tsev kawm ntawv / tsev kawm ntawv qib / departments / Cov Hoob / faculties


Architecture, Landscape and Visual Arts

Arts

ua lag ua luam Tsev Kawm Ntawv

Education

engineering, Computing and Mathematics

kev cai lij choj

tshuaj, Dentistry and Health Sciences

School of Indigenous Studies

Science

Keeb kwm


Lub University of Western Australia (UWA) yog tsim los pab nyob rau hauv 1911 as the State’s first university. It was also the first free university in the British Empire, actively promoting equal access to tertiary education for all social classes.

The University was established due largely to the efforts of Sir John Winthrop Hackett, who had a long-standing vision and passion to provide Western Australia with a university. Proprietor and editor of The West Australian newspaper, he chaired a Royal Commission which recommended the establishment of a university. Later he was the founding Chancellor and bequeathed more than £425,000 (the equivalent of more than $32 million today) to the University.

There was consensus among legislators of the time that the University not only be free, but also provide tertiary education of a practical nature to help develop Western Australia’s pioneering economy. At the time of the University’s foundation, Perth’s population was just 121,000 and its economy relied mostly on agricultural, pastoral and mining industries.

Raws li ib tug tshwm sim, the founding professorial appointments were in Agriculture, Mining and Engineering, Geology, Lej thiab Physics, Science News for KIDS, History and Economics, Biology, and English. These were balanced to an extent by the appointment of lecturers in Classics and Ancient History, Fabkis, German, Mental and Moral Philosophy, and Veterinary Science. Overarching these 12 posts were three faculties – Engineering, Science and Arts.

ntau tshaj 100 years later, the University is now home to nine Faculties and Schools and a number of Research Institutions and Centres which celebrated the University’s Centenary in 2013. UWA also entered the internationally-recognised Academic Ranking of World Universities’ Sab saum toj 100 listing, continuing to set the standard for other West Australian universities to follow in terms of recognition for its achievements nationally and internationally.

Enrolments grew to 10,195 nyob rau hauv 1975 and started tapering off in 1976 as Commonwealth funding and student quotas were cut across Australia. Funding for UWA was also diverted to finance UWA’s first major competitor, the newly created Murdoch University.

With the entry of several other tertiary institutions into Perth during the 1960s and 1970s, UWA was no longer expected to be the sole deliverer of higher education in Western Australia. Thiaj li, the University was able to be more specific in its goals and priorities than it had in the past.

Nyob rau tib lub sij hawm, it had to meet the changing needs of the Western Australian community, which had become more affluent and industrialised. Significant growth had also occurred in mining, commercial and financial sectors as well as the public service.

Over the next two decades enrolments slowly climbed to 12,791 nyob rau hauv 1994 and then began to increase more rapidly to 21,091 nyob rau hauv 2009. Nyob rau hauv 2012 there were more than 24,000 menyuam kawm ntawv cuv npe kawm.

2012 was a year of significant change for the University with the introduction of a new course structure.

The model of broad undergraduate studies followed by a postgraduate professional qualification is in line with leading universities across the world and has been designed to produce well-rounded graduates, as well as provide multiple entry opportunities for a wide range of students.


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