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The University of Western Australia (UWA) is one of Australia’s leading universities and has an international reputation for excellence in teaching, learning and research. It has 24,000 students enrolled across nine faculties. The model of broad undergraduate studies, followed by postgraduate professional qualifications, is designed to produce well-rounded graduates as well as provide additional entry opportunities for a wide range of students.
Established in 1911 as the State’s first university, UWA was also the first free university in the British Empire, actively promoting equal access to tertiary education for all social classes.
As Western Australia’s premier university, UWA was equal first overall in Australia based on key measures in the Good Universities Guide 2014 including student demand, graduate outcomes, graduate starting salaries, obtaining a full-time job and research grants.
The university is in the top 100 in the Shanghai Jiao-Tong University Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) and aims to be counted among the top 50 universities worldwide by 2050.
The university is home to numerous industry-based research centres and institutes and is affiliated with many others in Western Australia and across Australia. The university also works in partnership with three domestic and international university networks.
King Edward Memorial Hospital for Women (KEMH) is affectionately known to West Australians as King Eddy’s. The hospital is a part of the Women and Newborn Health Service (WNHS) and cares for women of all ages and life stages and newborns. It is Western Australia’s main public obstetrics, gynaecology, perinatal mental health and neonatal hospital.
The hospital is Western Australia’s only referral centre for high-risk, complex pregnancies, overseeing about 6000 births each year and providing exceptional clinical expertise to Western Australia’s most unwell expectant mothers and babies. It also provides pregnancy care to women living in the hospital’s vicinity. Each year, more than 3000 Western Australia’s youngest patients (premature and sick infants) are provided world-class care in the hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, the largest of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere.
King Edward Memorial Hospital for Women is home to many specialist clinics including the Adolescent Antenatal Clinic, Childbirth and Mental Illness Antenatal Clinic, Next Birth after Caesarean Clinic, Women and Newborn Drug and Alcohol Clinic and Menopause Clinic. The hospital and its staff are dedicated to evidence-based, best-practice, patient-centred care, innovative translational research and education and support of healthcare practitioners statewide and is closing the gap in healthcare to achieve equality for Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Australians.