|Edith Cowan University|
|Motto:||"Freedom Through Knowledge"|
|Vice-Chancellor:||Professor Kerry O. A motto (from the Italian word motto, meaning witticism sentence is a phrase meant to formally describe the general motivation or intention of a social group The date of establishment or date of founding of an Institution is the date on which that institution chooses to claim as its starting point Year 1991 ( MCMXCI) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian Calendar. A public university is a University that is predominantly funded by public means through a national or subnational government as opposed to private universities. A Chancellor is the head of a University. Other titles are sometimes used such as President or Rector. A Vice-Chancellor (commonly called the VC) of a University in England, Wales, Northern Ireland, New Zealand, Cox|
|Location:||Perth, WA, Australia|
Edith Cowan University (ECU) is located in Perth, Western Australia ( ). A faculty is a division within a University. The concept of a university with different faculties for different subjects dates back to Al-Azhar University, which had In some Educational systems undergraduate education is Post-secondary education up to the level of a Bachelor's degree. Perth is the capital and largest city of the Australian state of Western Australia. Western Australia is a state occupying the entire western third of the Australian continent. For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Australia topics. The Association of Southeast Asian Institutions of Higher Learning ( ASAIHL) is a non-governmental organization founded in 1956 to assist higher learning institutions in strengthening A website (alternatively web site or Web site, a back-construction from the Proper noun World Wide Web) is a collection of Web pages Perth is the capital and largest city of the Australian state of Western Australia. Western Australia is a state occupying the entire western third of the Australian continent. It is the only Australian university named after a woman, Edith Dircksey Cowan, who was the first woman to be elected to an Australian Parliament. For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Australia topics. A university is an institution of Higher education and Research, which grants Academic degrees in a variety of subjects Edith Dircksey Cowan (née Brown) MBE (2 August 1861–9 June 1932 was an Australian Politician, social campaigner and the first woman elected as a representative The Parliaments of the Australian states and territories are legislative bodies within the federal framework of the Commonwealth of Australia.
ECU is Western Australia's second largest university with approximately 23,000 students, of which in excess of 3000 originate from countries outside Australia. A university is an institution of Higher education and Research, which grants Academic degrees in a variety of subjects  ECU was formed from the amalgamations of teachers' colleges with a history dating back to 1902 when the Claremont Campus was established; this made ECU the modern descendant of the first institution of higher education in Western Australia.
The university has three metropolitan campuses, in Mount Lawley, Churchlands and Joondalup, and a regional campus in Bunbury, 180 km south of Perth. Mount Lawley is a suburb of Perth, Western Australia. Most of the suburb lies within the Local Government Area of the City of Stirling and Churchlands is a suburb of Perth, Western Australia located within the Local Government Area of the City of Stirling. Joondalup is a northern suburb and regional city in Perth, Western Australia. The port of Bunbury is the third largest city in Western Australia after Mandurah and Perth the state capital Perth is the capital and largest city of the Australian state of Western Australia.
Divisions of note include the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) and its new Law School which commenced operation during 2005. The Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA Edith Cowan University was established in 1980 to provide performing arts tuition comparable to the highest calibre of national and
The university specialises in the service professions, and the teaching of education remains a key focus. Study programs are offered at Bachelor, Master and Doctoral levels in numerous subject areas within the five faculties, namely, Business and Law; Education and Arts (formed from the recent merger of the Faculties of Communications and Creative Industries, and Community Service, Education, and Social Sciences), which includes the WAAPA; Community Services, Education and Social Sciences; Computing, Health and Science; and Regional Professional Studies. A bachelor is a man above the Age of majority who has never been married (see single) A doctorate is an Academic degree that indicates the highest level of academic achievement Education encompasses both the Teaching and Learning of Knowledge, proper conduct, and technical competency Science (from the Latin scientia, meaning " Knowledge " or "knowing" is the effort to discover, and increase human understanding A significant number of ECU courses are unique to Western Australia and Australia. Western Australia is a state occupying the entire western third of the Australian continent.
More than 3,000 international students originating from more than 90 countries study with ECU each year.  This includes the offshore delivery of a variety of courses in a number of countries, student and staff exchange programs with other universities, joint research activities, international consultancies and individual academic links.
All students are represented by the ECU Student Guild - however, postgraduate students are also represented by the ECU Postgraduate Association (a member of the Council of Australian Postgraduate Associations) and international students are also represented by the International Students Council. The Council of Australian Postgraduate Associations, or CAPA is the peak representative body for postgraduate students in Australia.
With the progressive relocation of courses operated by the Faculty of Business and Law to the Mount Lawley and Joondalup campuses, operational course load at this campus continues to decrease. Currently the campus offers Postgraduate Business programs.
The campus is scheduled to close by mid 2008, with the Nursing program relocating to the new Health and Wellness building at the Joondalup Campus by the end of 2007. Joondalup is a northern suburb and regional city in Perth, Western Australia. Remaining Business courses will be offered from new facilities under construction at the Mount Lawley Campus. Mount Lawley is a suburb of Perth, Western Australia. Most of the suburb lies within the Local Government Area of the City of Stirling and
The Campus upon closure will serve as a newly redeveloped residential development called Churchlands Green.
Located in Perth's fastest growing metropolitan sector, the Joondalup campus is part of a major educational precinct which includes the West Coast College of TAFE and the recently relocated Western Australia Police Academy. Joondalup is a northern suburb and regional city in Perth, Western Australia. The campus contains the 'Campus West Building', the Science and Health Building, plus a multi-million dollar recreation centre and microbrewery. On-campus residential accommodation is available with Joondalup railway station, a 25 minute commute to the Perth central business district, and Mitchell Freeway a short distance from the campus. Joondalup Train Station is a Transperth train station 26km from Perth Train Station, in Western Australia. A central business district ( CBD) is the commercial and often geographic heart of a city Kwinana Freeway Mitchell Freeway is a long major arterial road in Perth, Western Australia linking Perth with the northern suburbs
Together with students from across the globe, kangaroos can often be spotted on the grounds of the Joondalup campus.
Students at the Mount Lawley campus take a wide range of courses. This campus is located 5 km from Perth's central business district in a mixed commercial and residential region with ready access to Perth's public transport network. A central business district ( CBD) is the commercial and often geographic heart of a city
Mount Lawley Campus houses the Faculty of Communications and Creative Industries incorporating the School of Visual Arts, School of Communications and Multimedia and the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA).
Located 180 km south of Perth, Edith Cowan University's South West Campus (Bunbury) is the only university campus situated in the state's South West region. This article is about a governmental division for other uses see Southwest Western Australia. Greater Bunbury is Western Australia's second largest city with an estimated population of 54,000 (2005) and is a significant seaport. The port of Bunbury is the third largest city in Western Australia after Mandurah and Perth the state capital
The South West Campus features modern facilities, small class sizes and offers a comprehensive range of courses. The campus recently saw the addition of a new $2. 7 million purpose-built student housing complex, which combines a stimulating educational experience with first class accommodation.
Edith Cowan University offers selected programs at various regional centres, designed to meet the special and local needs of the area. These centres can be found in Broome, Geraldton and Margaret River. For other places and usages see Broome. Broome is a pearling and tourist town in the Kimberley region of Western Australia, 2200 km north Margaret River is a town and river in the South West of Western Australia, located south of Perth, the state capital
The Margaret River Education Campus opened in 2004 and is a collaborative initiative between ECU, Curtin University and the South West Regional College of TAFE. Curtin University of Technology is a University with its main campus at Bentley, southeast of Perth, the capital of Western Australia. Technical and Further Education or TAFE (pronounced) institutions provide a wide range of predominantly vocational tertiary education courses in Australia The Faculty of Regional Professional Studies offers ECU courses at the campus whose centrepiece is the Centre for Wine Excellence.
The University has had a number of previous campuses, more notably at Claremont on the grounds of the old Claremont Teachers College. This was transferred to the University of Western Australia in 2005. The University of Western Australia (UWA is the oldest university in the state of Western Australia. Conditions placed on this by the State Government stipulated that the site could only be used for specified limited purposes.
The University also had a number of annexes and satellite centres that have been located at Newcastle Street, the Midland TAFE Campus, and Osborne Park (Commercial Centre).
The governing council of the University is known as the University Council. It is the governing body of the organisation which controls and manages the operation, affairs, concerns and property of the University, in accordance with its Corporate Governance Statement.
The membership of the council is composed of people across various disciplines and groups as mandated under Part III, Sect. 9 of the Edith Cowan University Act 1984. Its membership includes persons appointed by the Governor of Western Australia, Co-opted members, Members of the Academic and General Staff of the University as elected by the members of these groups, as well as members of the Alumni and Student Guild representatives.
With the exception of the Chancellor and Students, members of council are elected for three-year terms, or in the case of a by-election for the balance of the current term. With exception to a student member or the chancellor, a member of the council may serve for up to three consecutive terms, after which they are subject to a twelve month break before they may be reconsidered for council. In the case of a student, they may serve only a single year term and are not eligible to renominate after the expiry of their term.
The origins of Edith Cowan University date back to the establishment in 1902 of Claremont Teachers College, the first tertiary education institution in Western Australia. Other teacher training colleges were formed over the years, and in 1982 they were all merged to form the Western Australian College of Advanced Education (WACAE). This was designated a university and took the name Edith Cowan University on January 1, 1991. New Year See also New Year The Ancient Romans began their consular year on January 1st since 153 BC Year 1991 ( MCMXCI) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian Calendar.