As WA’s first university with a history of teaching and research over 100 years, our founding vision remains stronger than ever.
Today, just as it was when we opened our doors in 1913, our enduring mission is to provide world-class education, research and community engagement for the advancement of the prosperity and welfare of our communities. We seek to create global leaders through our industry-integrated education and world-leading research.
Our leadership, governance and structure are designed to ensure our students receive an experience-oriented and values-led curriculum to enable them to make a positive impact on society, now and into the future.
At UWA, leadership means making a real difference and helping our students seek wisdom, understanding, insight and knowledge, both in the classroom and beyond the books. Wisdom is our shared journey of overcoming the challenges we face together. Join us on this journey.
As a leading global university in the Indo-Pacific region, UWA plays a key role in advancing the socio-economic transformation of Perth, WA and the wider region beyond our shores. Our outstanding teaching provides an enriching student experience, and our impactful, groundbreaking research is changing the world.
Elected in 2017, UWA Chancellor Robert French AC is a former Chief Justice of the High Court of Australia and a graduate in science and law.
As Vice-Chancellor, Professor Amit Chakma is the Chief Executive Officer and is delegated with the operational responsibility of the University.
Meet the executive
An executive team of academics and professional staff assists with the responsibilities for the academic, financial and administrative business of the University.
UWA is governed by the University of Western Australia Act 1911. The Senate is the University's governing body, empowered with the authority to make statutes, regulations and by-laws.
Strategy and vision
At UWA, our mission, motto and vision guide us. In UWA2030, we chart an ambitious agenda for the future, laying out the promises and values we will abide by as an institution.
UWA is made up of 22 schools, spanning science, engineering, mathematical sciences, health and medical sciences, arts, business, law and education.
We’re committed to conducting teaching and research that highlights all communities within our society.
Reports and publications
UWA produces a range of official publications each year, including an annual report, our Uniview magazine and other resources.