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

World Class Infrastructure

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.

It is a major partner in iVEC, which hosts the Pawsey Centre national high performance computing infrastructure, and UWA runs a high quality Animal Care Services unit.