University of Western Australia

University of Western Australia

Perth, Western Australia, Australia

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The University of Western Australia (UWA) is a research-intensive university in Perth, Australia that was established by an act of the Western Australian Parliament in February 1911, and began teaching students for the first time in 1913. It is the oldest university in the state of Western Australia. It is colloquially known as a "sandstone university". It is also a member of the Group of Eight.

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Motto: Seek wisdom

Endowment: A$985 million (2013)

Administrative staff: 2,218

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Undergraduates: 19,839

Postgraduates: 5,967

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