University of Wollongong

Northfields Avenue, Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia | Public University | Established 1951

About us

In just 40 years, the University of Wollongong has become a benchmark for Australia’s new generation of universities; dynamic, innovative and prominent in national and international rankings for the quality of their 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 they are focused on producing quality, accessible research through highly-cited and esteemed researchers. University of Wollongong will grow their innovation ecosystem and pursue the uptake of disruptive technologies that deliver positive economic impacts. They 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. They attract the best by unleashing their staff’s performance, reducing complexity and optimizing professional achievements. UOW is a young and vibrant university with undiminished ambitions and a strong sense of who they are and where they are going.

Why Wollongong University

UOW's ambition for their 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. UOW graduates are well respected and are consistently ranked among the top one percent in the world by employers. UOW prides itself 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.

The commitment and drive of UOW's highly-skilled academic staff has earned them a global reputation for outstanding achievement in teaching and learning. This was highlighted with a Spotlight Award at the 2018 Global Teaching Excellence Awards, recognizing UOW among the world’s best institutions for teaching excellence. UOW's staff are encouraged and empowered to find innovative ways to solve real-world problems and collaborate with some of the most brilliant minds across the globe.

UOW’s main Wollongong campus is set in native Australian bush and is one of the most picturesque university campuses in Australia. The Wollongong campus offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses. The courses are offered across five faculties comprising the Faculty of Business, the Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences, the Faculty of Science, Medicine and Health, the Faculty of Social Sciences and the Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts.


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