Edith Cowan University, Perth, Australia
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 is situated in Western Australia, with more than 30,000 students at undergraduate and postgraduate level, approximately 6,000 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 when the Claremont Teachers College was established, making ECU the modern descendant of the first institution of higher education in Western Australia.