We’re pleased to announce that The University of Western Australia (UWA) has joined the NMC member community! UWA is one of Australia’s leading universities UWAand has an international reputation for excellence in teaching, learning, and research.

The university currently has nearly 24,000 students enrolled across its nine faculties. A 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 wider range of students.

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, getting a full-time job and research grants. UWA aims to be counted among the top 50 universities in the world by 2050, and is currently ranked 88th on the Shanghai Jiao-Tong University Academic Ranking of World Universities.

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About The Author

Samantha Adams Becker, Senior Director of Communications for the NMC, is the Director of the NMC Horizon Project and lead writer and researcher for the NMC Horizon Report series, which analyzes emerging technology uptake in various education sectors across the globe. She has an expertise in digital communications, with a special interest in e-publishing, social media, and online learning. In 2013, she taught the first online course ever to exclusively take place in Facebook, which was geared towards training education professionals to integrate social media into their teaching practices. Previous to the NMC, Samantha facilitated the digitization of books and periodicals for several of the world’s largest publishers and was the managing editor of a lifestyle magazine.