Edith Cowan University 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.At ECU we are guided by the values of integrity, respect, rational inquiry and personal excellence. Our focus on teaching and research is inspired by engagement and partnerships, and we take every opportunity to link with those in the many communities we were established to serve. Research at ECU both extends knowledge and improves the quality of life for Australians and people around the world. Our research priorities focus on working towards solving real problems across the social, economical, physical and environmental spectrums. Established in 1991, ECU has grown rapidly into a quality university that produces research at exacting international standards. This has been recognised with a place in the inaugural Times Higher Education 100 Under 50 list, which focuses on the best universities under the age of 50 years. Students and graduates at ECU are identified amongst the best in the world, with many fulfilling critical roles in our society. Their outstanding achievements have been recognised throughout Australia and internationally through awards, grants, scholarships and prizes. ECU is committed to breaking down barriers that restrict entry to education and we are continuing our work on the enhancement and development of alternative entry pathways to higher education.