Beyond serving the State through its commitment to achieving international excellence in academic endeavours, the University continues to honour its mission as a leading intellectual and creative resource for the entire community.
Hundreds of thousands of people engaged with the University in 2005 through community activities including:
- The UWA Perth International Arts Festival (PIAF)
- School of Music public concerts
- UWA Expo 2005
and events conducted by—
- Institute for Advanced Studies
- UWA Extension
- Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery
- UWA Press
- University Theatres
- University Club of Western Australia
- Berndt Museum of Anthropology
- Edward Courcy Clarke Earth Science Museum
- UWA Sport and Recreation Association
In addition, the Office of Development maintained its focus on increasing and diversifying the University’s income stream through relationships and strategic partnerships with University alumni and others. A priority in 2005 was the capital campaign for a new facility to house the UWA Business School.
The Public Affairs division continued to promote the achievements of staff, students and alumni. Notably, the award of the Nobel Prize for Medicine to Professor Barry Marshall and Emeritus Professor Robin Warren generated extensive international, national and local attention, further enhancing the University’s reputation for achieving excellence. This exposure complemented a year-long national advertising campaign built around the international reputation and standing of the University’s staff.