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Edith Cowan University

Joondalup, Australia

Public -1991


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History, Affiliations and Rankings

Edith Cowan University began its journey with the establishment of Claremont Teachers college in 1902, which was the first tertiary education institution in Western Australia. After that, Many other colleges were formed over the decades, which then merged to form the Western Australian College of Advanced Education. WACAE was then granted University status in 1991 and changed its name to Edith Cowan University. It has been affiliated with The Association of Southeast Asian Institutions of Higher Learning. Edith Cowan University ranks between #651-700 globally as per the QS World University Rankings 2022, between #401-500 as per the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2022, and at #509 as per the US News and World Report Global rankings 2022.

Infrastructure, Campuses and Courses

Edith Cowan University has three campuses in Western Australia's South West Region: two urban campuses in Joondalup and Mount Lawley, and one in Bunbury. Each campus offers a modern, vibrant location for study and learning to students. Furthermore, all campuses provide modern amenities such as wireless internet, 24-hour access to computer laboratories, libraries with open study areas outside of office hours, and a secure setting for students to work alone or with others. The Joondalup Campus is the University's headquarters. All three campuses provide on-campus accommodation. ECU has a total of 8 schools that include School of Business and Law, School of Arts and Humanities, School of Education, School of Engineering, School of Medical and Health Sciences, School of Nursing and Midwifery, School of Science, Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts and offers more than 100 courses in a multitude of fields. 

Accomplishments and Alumni 

Ever since its establishment in 1902, Edith Cowan University has had a long road of achievements and accomplishments. It is Western Australia Youngest University. Furthermore, in the 2021 Times Higher Education Impact rankings, ECU was listed in the top 50 for Gender Equality (24th), Good Health and Wellbeing (24th), and Quality Education (41st), demonstrating how colleges are striving to fulfil the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals. Many notable alumni like Ahmed Adeeb  (former Vice President of the Maldives), Darren Beazley (sports administrator), Alistair Edwards (former Australian international soccer player), and many more have graduated from ECU over the past years.

Student Diversity and Visiting Companies

Edith Cowan University has more than 31,000 undergraduates and out of that 7,000 are international students from more than 100 countries, making it one of the most diverse universities of Australia. 56% of undergraduates are women, and 44% are men. ECU is very committed to helping its students get better jobs once they graduate college. The Graduates of Edith cowan University are highly sought after by global employers because of the high academic standards of the University. Once graduated from Edith Cowan, the students are prepared to work in fast-paced high demanding work environments.

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