As we celebrate the year of our centenary, UWA sits poised for continued success on the world stage. Today we are ranked among the top 100 universities globally. In the New Century we will rise to the top 50, thanks to our existing and emerging centres of excellence in research, teaching and partnership.
We are fortunate to operate in a part of the world that is home to 60 per cent of the global population, along with expanding economies in nations promising the greatest growth for the 21st century.
Recently, I had the great pleasure of acknowledging our
University's highly cited researchers, and authors of highly cited papers,
whose work contributed significantly to the recent and well-timed rise in UWA's
I have just returned from a successful visit to the United Kingdom and the United States, where, with the support of the team from Development and Alumni Relations, I had the pleasure of meeting some of our alumni who are forging successful careers overseas.
When John Winthrop Hackett founded the first free university of the British Empire a century ago, he could scarcely have imagined that this small University in a fledging state could become one of the world’s best.
The publication of this issue of UWA News coincides with the final days of our spring graduation season. These 2,000 graduating students join more than 100,000 who have left our University over almost a century.