About University of Wollongong
In less than 50 years, UOW has become a benchmark for Australia’s new generation of universities; dynamic, innovative and prominent in national and international rankings for the quality of our teaching and research.
Universities are key to the national innovation agenda and share an obligation to be at the forefront of contemporary policies and society. This is why we are focused on producing quality, accessible research through highly-cited and esteemed researchers. We will grow our innovation ecosystem and pursue the uptake of disruptive technologies that deliver positive economic impacts.
We must also anticipate the nature of emergent industries and future jobs as graduates need to be ethical, mobile, technologically literate and ready for multicultural workplaces. As international mobility increases, competition for the best academic and professional staff will also intensify. We will attract the best by unleashing our staff’s performance, reducing complexity and optimising professional achievements.
We are a young and vibrant university with undiminished ambitions and a strong sense of who we are and where we are going.
The University of Wollongong stands for purpose.
Professor Paul Wellings CBE
Vice-Chancellor and Principal
University of Wollongong
Why Study With University of Wollongong?
At the University of Wollongong we are proud to be a globally recognised and respected university, opening doors for our students, staff and partners.
UOW was founded on the donations of local people who had a vision of a brighter future for our region. Since then, we have acted in partnership with our communities to not only make an impact in the Illawarra, but to address society’s critical economic, environmental, social and medical challenges.
Our ambition for our graduates is that they will be ethical, agile thinkers who are competitive in a global economy. And that their experiences at UOW will shape their sense of self as well as their future career.
- Top 250: Universities in the world (QS World University Rankings 2020)
- Top 20: 16th best modern university in the world (QS Top 50 Under 50 Rankings 2020)
- Top rated in NSW: Highest ranked university in NSW overall (QILT 2019)
UOW graduates are well respected and are consistently ranked among the top one percent in the world by employers. We pride ourselves on preparing people for emerging industries and future jobs, people who are ready to succeed, and take their careers to the next level to make a positive contribution to their communities.
Research with purpose
The University of Wollongong has consistently delivered research of outstanding quality and impact. The dissemination of our research to user communities, including industry, is one of UOW’s key goals and we have a strong reputation for our engagement with industry.
At UOW we understand that to truly make a difference to the world, our research needs to be conducted with a global perspective.
We have formal agreements with more than 400 overseas institutions, covering research collaboration, student and staff exchange, study abroad and program delivery.
Our global connections are strengthened by our membership of the University Global Partnership Network (UGPN), which is focused on creating a foundation for international collaboration. This enables academics and students from some of the world’s top universities to work together on issues of global importance.
Of UOW disciplines rated at, above or well above world standard
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Trace our history from 1951 when UOW was a division of the then New South Wales University of Technology, to our independence in 1975, to present day.