The Asset Institute welcomed Edith Cowan University as its newest member on 13 December 2016.
ECU is an Australian public university located in Perth with more than 27,000 students at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels, approximately 4,300 of whom are international students originating from over 100 countries outside Australia. ECU was granted university status in 1991 and was formed from an amalgamation of teachers’ colleges with a history dating back to 1902.
The university offers more than 300 courses across two metropolitan campuses, in Mount Lawley and Joondalup, and a regional campus in the South West, Bunbury, 200 km south of Perth; many courses are also offered for study online. Additionally, the university has partnerships with several education institutions to conduct courses and programs offshore.
The university has a number of research centres within its areas of research strength: Health and Wellness; Education; Environment and Sustainability; Electronic Engineering and ICT; Social and Community; Business and Society; Communications and Creative Arts; and Security, Law and Justice. Several of these research centres are categorised as Major National Research Facilities and WA Centres of Excellence in Science and Innovation.