Wollongong

About  Wollongong 

The University of Wollongong is a leading Australian university with an international reputation for academic excellence.

UOW is consistently ranked in the top 2% of universities in the world by its performance in international rankings such as The Times Higher Education, QS World University Rankings and the Academic Ranking of World Universities.

It is consistently ranked among the top Australian universities for the quality of its teaching, research, graduate employment rates and student experience.

UOW provides an inspiring study environment – on the main Wollongong campus, or at its downtown Sydney Business School.

The City of Wollongong is approximately 80 kilometres from downtown Sydney, and is set in a magnificent coastal environment. 

The University offers degree programs across all levels of study (undergraduate and postgraduate coursework and research), as well as  English language and academic bridging programs through UOW College.
 

Awards and Rankings

We are, and always have been, about academic excellence. 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 in the top 2 per cent of universities worldwide and we’re aiming higher every day. 

THE NUMBER 1 UNIVERSITY IN NEW SOUTH WALES

Along with other recent awards and rankings, the Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT) has ranked UOW as the number 1 university in New South Wales. 

Highest ranked university in NSW on QILT 2016

Highest number of star ratings in the 2017 Good Universities Guide

Awarded the 2015 Australian Financial Review Higher Education Award for graduate employability

TOP 2% OF UNIVERSITIES IN THE WORLD

218th in the world – QS World University Rankings 2016/2017

251-300 band – Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2016/2017

301-400 band – Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) 2016

313th in the world – U.S. News Best Global Universities Ranking 2017

314th in the world for research quality – 2014 Leiden Ranking

GLOBALLY RANKED AS ONE OF THE WORLD'S BEST MODERN UNIVERSITIES

12th in the world – QS Top 50 Under 50 Rankings 2016

37th in the world – Times Higher Education Top 150 Under 50 Rankings 2016

GLOBALLY RATED A FIVE-STAR UNIVERSITY

5 Star rating – QS World University Rankings 2016

5 Star rating in the 2017 Good Universities Guide for overall quality, student retention, learner engagement, learning resources, skill development, student support and teaching quality.

EXCELLENCE IN RESEARCH FOR AUSTRALIA (ERA) 2015

98% of UOW disciplines that were assessed in 2015 were rated 'At', 'Above' or 'Well above world standard', based on results at the 4-digit FOR code level.

More than 75% of assessed disciplines were rated as 'Above' or 'Well above world standard', based on results at the 4-digit FOR code level.

TOP 1% FOR GRADUATES AS RATED BY GLOBAL EMPLOYERS

UOW is consistently ranked in the top 1% of universities in the world for the quality of our graduates, ranking in the 151-200 band in the 2017 QS Graduate Employability Rankings.

 

TOP 100 IN THE WORLD 2016 QS WORLD RANKINGS BY SUBJECT

Engineering - Mineral and Mining

Geography

TOP 150 IN THE WORLD 2016 QS WORLD RANKINGS BY SUBJECT

Accounting and Finance

Chemistry

Communication and Media Studies

Education

Engineering - Civil and Structural

Materials Science

TOP 200 IN THE WORLD 2016 QS WORLD RANKINGS BY SUBJECT

Business and Management Studies

Earth and Marine Sciences

Engineering - Mechanical, Aeronautical and Manufacturing

English Language and Literature

Sociology 

RECOGNITION OF OUR INTERNATIONAL FOCUS

Ranked 71st of the top 200 most international universities in the world - Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2015/2016

Winner of the prestigious 2015 Hong Kong - Australia Business Association (NSW Chapter) Award, recognition of our contribution to the region through international education.

Winner of a Business Excellence Award for Education and Training in the 2015 AustCham Westpac Australia-China Business Awards, recognising a long-term collaboration between the University of Wollongong and leading universities, research organisations and industry bodies in China. 

Why Wollongong?

Wollongong is a vibrant, multicultural city, situated on one of Australia’s most picturesque coastlines. Regarded as Australia’s ‘most liveable’ regional city, Wollongong combines a relaxed, coastal atmosphere with cosmopolitan dining, shopping and culture.

Sitting beneath the spectacular Illawarra Escarpment, on the shores of the Pacific Ocean, the city is bordered by the Royal National Park to the north and Lake Illawarra to the south. 

Wollongong is just 80km south of Sydney – about one hour from Sydney International Airport and 90 minutes by road or train from the centre of Sydney.

Wollongong is the primary city of the Illawarra region of New South Wales, and is Australia’s tenth-largest city. More than 400,000 people live in the region. Historically, the city prospered through farming, fishing, coal mining and steel making. However education, IT & telecommunications, manufacturing and tourism have emerged as the industries of the future.

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