The University of Western Australia (UWA) is one of Australia’s “sandstone universities”: universities dating back a century or more. UWA is the youngest of the sandstones, having been founded in 1911. It was the first university in the state of Western Australia.
UWA is also known as one of the Group of Eight leading research universities in Australia. Its teaching in life and agricultural sciences, psychology, education and earth and marine sciences is particularly well-known.
The university has nine divisions: Architecture, Landscape and Visual Arts, Arts, Business, Education, Engineering, Computing and Mathematics, Law, Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, Indigenous Studies and Science.