Vision Statements from our Campaign Champions

Dr Michael Chaney, Chancellor

Dr Michael Chaney AO CitWA

Chancellor and Campaign Leadership Committee Chair

For more than 100 years, UWA has been part of the fabric of our State. Founded through philanthropy for the “prosperity and welfare of the people”, UWA has never lost sight of its responsibility to make a difference in the lives of individuals. That is what made us the foremost university in Western Australia and a leading institution in the nation. Today, we rank in the top one hundred – or top one per cent – of universities worldwide.

By 2050, UWA aims to rank among the top 50 research universities in the world. To do that, we must build our international reputation through cutting-edge research and transformative student learning experiences. We must draw the best minds to our campus from around the globe and build an exceptional infrastructure to support them, both at home and in international collaboration.

With our help, and the help of all those who believe in this great institution, UWA will be firmly established as a global leader in the knowledge based economy of the twenty-first century.

The New Century Campaign is set to raise $400 million by the close of 2017, supplying funds vital to achieve these goals. That is an ambitious target and one that will require tremendous effort. Given what is at stake, I firmly believe we shall meet the challenge.

We can - we shall - create the future we all want to see.

Professor Robyn Owens

Professor Robyn Owens

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research)

UWA can proudly claim a century of outstanding intellectual achievement and distinguished service to the State of Western Australia, the nation and the world.

For more than 100 years, UWA has supported the economic and social development of a region that is now the powerhouse of the Australian economy and the major trading partner to the Asian Zone.

Our research builds strategically on the knowledge and expertise needed to support State, national and global priorities; priorities that rely heavily on our prime location in close proximity to 60 per cent of the world’s population and the nations that will drive economic growth in the twenty-first century.

The New Century Campaign will build on and enhance UWA’s world-class expertise with a view to address the global challenges of food security, health and wellbeing, cultural understanding, natural resource management and global citizenship.

The time is ripe for UWA to find real solutions and achieve global impact, creating a better future for our State, the nation and the world. Working collaboratively with Western Australian business and social enterprises, UWA’s world-class research and leading-edge technology will drive strong, sustainable growth in this region and beyond. We will emerge as a frontrunner in higher learning, just as Perth takes its place as a city of global significance.

Knowledge, creativity and innovation are the new global currencies. These, combined with vision, passion and the support of our community, will enable us to create the future.