Edith Cowan University

Edith Cowan University (ECU) is an Australian public university located in Perth, Western Australia. It was named after the first woman to be elected to an Australian Parliament, Edith Cowan, and is the only Australian university named after a woman.

ECU was granted university status in 1991 and was formed from an amalgamation of teachers' colleges with a history dating back to 1902 when the Claremont Teachers College was established, making ECU the modern descendant of the first institution of higher education in Western Australia.

At ECU they are guided by their values of integrity, respect, rational inquiry and personal excellence. Their focus on teaching and research is inspired by engagement and partnerships with those in the many communities they were established to serve.

Their research priorities focus on solving real world problems across social, economic, physical and environmental domains.

Established in 1991, ECU has grown rapidly into a quality university with excellent student satisfaction and internationally recognised research.

ECU is committed to widening participation and breaking down barriers that restrict entry to education, and they are continuing their work on the enhancement and development of alternative entry pathways to higher education.

They are a university that values diversity and this is exemplified by their multicultural student cohort spanning a wide range of ages. They also support gender equality and ECU is advancing this commitment through our membership of the Athena SWAN Charter in Australia.

The Edith Cowan University is a Public university located in Perth.
The Edith Cowan University was founded in 1991.
The current president of Edith Cowan University is Kerry Sanderson.


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