University of Western Australia

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University in Perth, Western Australia

About University of Western Australia

According to Wikipedia, The University of Western Australia is a public research university in the Australian state of Western Australia. The university's main campus is in Perth, the state capital, with a secondary campus in Albany and various other facilities elsewhere. UWA was established in 1911 by an act of the Parliament of Western Australia and began teaching students two years later. It is the sixth-oldest university in Australia and was Western Australia's only university until the establishment of Murdoch University in 1973. Because of its age and reputation, UWA is classed one of the "sandstone universities", an informal designation given to the oldest university in each state. The university also belongs to several more formal groupings, including the Group of Eight and the Matariki Network of Universities. In recent years, UWA has generally been ranked either in the bottom half or just outside the world's top 100 universities, depending on the system used. Another defining characteristic of UWA is that it has retained its Convocation as an integral part of its governance structure. All graduates of UWA are automatically life-long members of the University through Convocation which grants them the right to attend the Annual General Meetings, to elect two members of the UWA Senate and to review any changes to University legislation. Graduates of UWA include one Prime Minister of Australia , five Justices of the High Court of Australia , one Governor of the Reserve Bank , various federal cabinet ministers, and seven of Western Australia's eight most recent premiers. In 2018 alumnus mathematician Akshay Venkatesh was a recipient of the Fields Medal. As of 2021, the university had produced 106 Rhodes Scholars. Two members of the UWA faculty, Barry Marshall and Robin Warren won Nobel Prizes as a result of research at the university.

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What Is University of Western Australia Known For?

University of Western Australia is known for it's academic work in the following disciplines:

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Who Are University of Western Australia's Most Influential Alumni?

University of Western Australia's most influential alumni faculty include professors and professionals in the fields of Medical, Biology, and Anthropology. Here are some of University of Western Australia's most famous alumni:

Boediono
A 11th Vice President of Indonesia, economist.
Barry Marshall
Barry Marshall
A Nobel Prize winner, and Professor of Clinical Microbiology.
Greg Egan
Greg Egan
An Australian science fiction writer and former computer programmer.
Robin Warren
Robin Warren
An Australian microbiologist and Nobel Laureate.
Bob Hawke
An Australian politician, 23rd Prime Minister of Australia .
Marcus Feldman
Marcus Feldman
An American evolutionary biologist, (1942 – ), Perth, Australia.
Mike Alder
An Australian mathematician and philosopher.
Jonathan Strahan
Jonathan Strahan
An Editor and publisher of science fiction.
Akshay Venkatesh
An Australian number theorist.
Bob Hodge
An Australian academic.
Matt Parker
Matt Parker
An Australian comedian and math communicator.
Robert French
An Australian judge.

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