University of Western Australia

157

World University Rankings 2014-15

Overall score ?
49.1
Teaching ?
36.3
International outlook ?
87.3
Industry income ?
63.3
Research ?
38.1
Citations ?
62.2

John Winthrop Hackett, a newspaper editor and owner, founded the university in 1911. It was the first free higher education institution in the British Empire, actively promoting equal access to tertiary education for the masses. Today it has around 21,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students, 4,500 of them from overseas.