Edith Cowan University (ECU) is a large, multi-campus institution, serving communities in Western Australia and internationally. The university has two metropolitan campuses at Mount Lawley and Joondalup, and also serves Western Australia's growing South West Region from a campus at Bunbury, 200 km south of Perth. Awarded university status in 1991, ECU is renowned for its teaching excellence, student support services and state-of-the-art facilities. In 2018, ECU was ranked in the Times Higher Education's Top 150 universities under 50 years and also featured in the QS World University Rankings Top 150 under 50. ECU has also been rated Australia's top public university for student experience in 2017 and 2018 in the government's independent QILT surveys. And in 2019, ECU has been rated 5-stars for teaching quality in the Guide Universities Guide for the 13th year in a row - the only public university to achieve this record. ECU offers study paths to prepare students for future careers, with the right balance of practical, hands-on experiences and academic knowledge. More than 250 courses are offered across eight teaching schools: Business and Law; Arts and Humanities; Engineering; Medical and Health Sciences; Nursing and Midwifery; Science; Education; Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts. ECU has more than 30,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students and annually welcomes almost 6,000 international students, originating from more than 100 countries.