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Dedicated research is undertaken by all faculties and schools:
Among UWA’s research strengths are the following areas, which were classified as above or well above world standard in the 2015 Australian Research Council’s Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) Exercise:
Agriculture, Land & Farm Management
Artificial Intelligence & Image Processing
Astronomical & Space Science
Biochem & Cell Biology
Business & Management
Crop & Pasture
Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Environment Science & Management
Human Movement & Sport Science
Medicinal & Biomolecular Chemistry
Paediatric & Reproductive Medicine
Physical Geography & Env Geoscience
Specialist Studies In Education
UWA strategic research areas encompass the disciplinary strengths of the Excellence in Research for Australia, the University’s investments in world- class infrastructure, and its strategic advantages offered by place and time.
In the 2012 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA 2012) evaluation, all of UWA's research was classified as performing at the world average or better.
The following areas performed above or well above the world average:
|Astronomical and Space Sciences||Classical Physics|
|Optical Physics||Medicinal and Biomolecular Chemistry
|Geology||Environmental Science and Management|
|Cardiovascular Medicine and Haematology||Clinical Sciences|
|Immunology||Ophthalmology and Optometry|
|Medical Physiology||Business and Management|
|Pure Mathematics||Quantum Physics|
|Biochemistry and Cell Biology||Genetics|
|Civil Engineering||Electrical and Electronic Engineering|
|Environmental Engineering||Mechanical Engineering|
|Human Movement and Sports Science||Oncology and Carcinogenesis|
|Paediatrics and Reproductive Medicine||Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Science|
|Public Health and Health Services||Applied Economics|
|Performing Arts and Creative Writing||Historical Studies|
More information about ERA can be found on the Australian Research Council website
UWA is connected into the National Infrastructure investment through its nodes of AuScope, the Australian Microscopy and Microanalysis Research Facility, the Australian National Fabrication Facility, Bioplatforms Australia, the Integrated Marine Observing System, Metabolomics Australia, the National Imaging Facility, and the Population Health Research Network.
UWA is strategically well placed to take advantage of Western Australia’s wealth of resources in minerals and energy, its long tradition of innovation in agriculture, its natural biodiversity and fossil wealth, its extensive and pristine coastlines, its clear skies, its extensive and diverse history of indigenous peoples, languages and knowledge, and its unique multi-cultural mix of peoples.
The interdisciplinary research carried out in our Institutes and Centres builds on the disciplinary strengths of our Faculties and Schools.