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Why choose UWA

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Staff Profile

The University of Western Australia is the State’s premier University of choice for staff and students.

Our excellence in teaching and research is reflected in prestigious international and national award winning staff, including our Nobel Laureate Professor Barry Marshall.

  1. Why choose UWA
  2. Our values
  3. Staff benefits
  4. Community
  5. Social life

Why choose UWA

We have strong strategic partnerships with industry, the professions, government and the wider community. The University is home to Australia’s first Confucius Institute, in collaboration with the People’s Republic of China.

Working collaboratively with multiple international institutions in research excellence, we promote staff and student exchanges and share teaching materials and methods.

The University employs more than 3500 staff and has 18,000 students enrolled in campus and offshore programs. We offer broad and balanced coverage of disciplines in the arts, sciences and major professions and continue to attract high-calibre school leavers, and postgraduate students nationally and internationally. A range of commercially orientated professional and technical staff support the University in human resources, finance, information technology and facilities management functions.

At UWA you will be part of a team in taking us forward to become a top 50 University in 50 years.

Annual Report

The University’s Annual Reports are prepared each year and provide an evaluation of the university’s performance and achievements during the previous year, measured against its goals and strategic plans.

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Our values

We are committed to:

  • delivering a high performance culture designed to achieve international excellence
  • academic freedom to encourage staff and students to engage in the open exchange of ideas and thought
  • continuous improvement through self examination and external review
  • fostering the values of openness, honesty, tolerance, fairness, trust and responsibility in social, moral and academic matters
  • transparency in decision making and accountability
  • equity and merit as the fundamental principles for the achievement of the full potential of all staff and students

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Staff benefits

The University offers an attractive and flexible range of benefits to academic, professional and general staff, including:


We’re committed to continually improving our range of staff benefits.

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UWA’s links with the community continue to grow through the activities of the faculties, schools and centers and the continuing generosity of groups and individuals who provide advisory, teaching or research support, or endowments, bequests and other gifts. All these benefit of the University and ultimately the State of Western Australia.

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Social life

A variety of social groups, facilities and events, and a dedicated Staff Social Club, provide UWA employees and their families with the opportunity to meet new people, have fun and socialise outside working hours in a relaxed environment.

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