The University of Western Australia (UWA) is recognised internationally as an excellent research-intensive university. Established in 1911, the University's ground-breaking research, quality academic staff and state-of-the-art facilities combine to offer a vibrant student experience. As Western Australia's premier university, UWA was equal first overall in Australia based on key measures in the Good Universities Guide 2012 including graduate starting salaries, employment prospects, staff qualifications, research intensity and student demand. The University of Western Australia ranks 96th in the world in the highly respected Shanghai-Jiao Tong University's Academic Ranking of World Universities. UWA is the only Western Australian university to belong to the Group of Eight – a coalition of the top research universities in Australia – and it is one of only two Australian members of the Worldwide Universities Network, a partnership of 18 research-led universities from Europe, Africa, the Americas and the Asia-Pacific. The University is also a foundation member of the Matariki Network of high quality, research-intensive universities with a particular focus on student experience.