University of Wollongong

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University of Wollongong

The University of Wollongong has developed into a multi-campus institution, both domestically and globally. The Wollongong campus, the university’s main campus, is on the original site five kilometres north-west of the city centre, and covers an area of 82.4 hectares with 94 permanent buildings. In addition, there are university education centres in Bega, Batemans Bay, Moss Vale and Shoalhaven, New South Wales, as well as three Sydney campuses, including the UOW Sydney Business School, the South Western Sydney campus in Liverpool and Southern Sydney campus in Loftus. Overseas, the university has a presence in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.


  • Awards and Rankings
    At UOW, we’re proud to be among the best modern universities in the world. Throughout our 60-year history, we’ve built an international reputation for world-class research and exceptional teaching quality. In fact, employers have ranked our graduates as some of the most career-ready in the world for nine years in a row.We’re among the top 250 universities worldwide and we’re aiming higher every day.
  • Faculties
    The Faculty of Business (BUS) offers a five-star learning experience that seeks to develop professionals, managers and business leaders who are independent thinkers and creative problem-solvers, high in demand amongst employers across all sectors of the economy.
  • Global Connections
    The University of Wollongong is truly an international institution, with links to leading educational institutions around the world. The University has formal agreements with more than 150 overseas institutions in the areas of research collaboration, student and staff exchange, study abroad and off-shore program delivery.
  • UOW History
    In the postwar era of development and innovation, the then New South Wales University of Technology established a division in Wollongong to train the engineers and metallurgists of the local steel industry. That institution grew and evolved, and in 1975 legislation was passed in the parliament of New South Wales, establishing the University of Wollongong as an independent institution.UOW is proud of the rich history that has developed since those first classes were held in 1951. The University has certainly come a long way: we still train engineers and metallurgists, but we now also train artists, entrepreneurs, educators, and innovators.
  • University Regulatory Status
    The University of Wollongong is a public university established by the New South Wales law through the University of Wollongong Act 1989. The University is registered by the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA), the national regulator for higher education, as an Australian University. The University’s registration status with TEQSA is detailed on the National Register of Higher Education Providers.As a public entity established in the state of New South Wales, the University is required to publish an Annual Report each year. Information on the current financial standing of the University can be found in the ‘Financial Statements’ section of the current Annual Report.
  • Our Purpose
    University of Wollongong is a research-intensive university with an outstanding reputation for its learning environments across a broad range of disciplines.Our commitment to our students is evident in our graduates, who are recognised for their capability, quality and success in the global workplace.
    UOW is an international network of campuses and regional learning centres. Together with our partners, we make a strong and connected presence in our communities.We are a young and vibrant university with undiminished ambitions. We value our research capacity to work on complex interdisciplinary problems. Our spirit of inquiry drives our research and learning environments.Staying true to these values, and our purpose to contribute to the betterment of society, we have earned our place among the top 250 universities in the world.
  • Our Place, Purpose and Values
    Universities have never been more important to our future. In a world facing very large and complex social, environmental and economic challenges our universities will play a central role in keeping Australia economically competitive and socially cohesive. The higher education sector will be at the forefront of shaping contemporary policies and a modern society.At the University of Wollongong (UOW) we will continue to focus on offering personalised experiences and outstanding learning environments. We will develop highly sought after graduates who have experienced a research-intensive university, and an intellectually challenging curriculum.

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