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The University of Western Australia (UWA) ni a iwadi-lekoko University ni Perth, Australia ti a ti mulẹ nipa ohun igbese ti theWestern Australian Asofin ni Kínní 1911, ati ki o bẹrẹ kọ omo ile fun igba akọkọ ni 1913. O jẹ awọn Atijọ University ni ipinle ti Western Australia. O ti wa ni colloquially mọ bi a “sandstone University”. O jẹ tun kan egbe ti awọn Group of Mẹjọ.

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, ati ki o yoo fun o ni aṣẹ, laarin awọn ohun miiran, lati ṣe ìlana, awọn ilana ati nipasẹ-ofin, alaye ti o ti wa ni ti o wa ninu University Calendar.

UWA ti wa ni gíga ni ipo agbaye ni orisirisi jẹ ti: awọn 2013/14 QS World University Rankings placed UWA at 84th internationally, ati ni August 2015 the Academic Ranking of World Universities from Shanghai Jiao Tong University placed the university at 87th in the world. Titi di akoko yi, awọn University ti produced 100 Rhodes atat; one Nobel Prize laureate and oneAustralian Prime Minister graduated from UWA.

UWA laipe darapo Matariki Network of Universities bi awọn àbíkẹyìn egbe, awọn nikan ni ọkan mulẹ nigba ti 20 orundun.

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Schools / Colleges / apa / courses / Faculties

faaji, Landscape and Visual Arts


Business School


ina-, Iširo ati Mathematics


Ogun, Dentistry and Health Sciences

School of Indigenous Studies



The University of Western Australia (UWA) a ti iṣeto ni 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.

Nitorina na, the founding professorial appointments were in Agriculture, Mining and Engineering, Geology, Mathematics ati Physics, Kemistri, History and Economics, Biology, and English. These were balanced to an extent by the appointment of lecturers in Classics and Ancient History, French, German, Mental and Moral Philosophy, and Veterinary Science. Overarching these 12 posts were three faculties – Engineering, Science and Arts.

Ju lọ 100 years nigbamii, 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’ Top 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 ni 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. Nitori, the University was able to be more specific in its goals and priorities than it had in the past.

Ni akoko kan naa, 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 ni 1994 and then began to increase more rapidly to 21,091 ni 2009. ni 2012 there were more than 24,000 omo ile oruko.

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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