History of UOW

Memories of the University of Wollongong

Beginning life as a division of the former New South Wales University of Technology in 1951, The University of Wollongong has certainly come a long way. Changing its name to The Wollongong College of the University of New South Wales in 1961, it wasn’t until 1975 that the University of Wollongong was established in its own right.

During the 1980’s the University of Wollongong underwent an immense period of growth, starting the decade with 23 professors and finishing with more that double that figure.  

In 1993 the University opened its first off-shore campus, the University of Wollongong in Dubai. To date this campus has 6000 graduates ranging in disciplines such as Business, Finance, Engineering and Computer Science.

Today, with over 27,000 students from a diverse range of cultures, the University is renowned internationally for teaching and research. UOW now offers more than 30 degrees at multiple campuses and sites around the world.

UOW is proud of how it has grown and prospered over the past 60 years. It is due to the dedication and talent of its staff and students and the support of its community that UOW is so successful.

What do you remember about your time at UOW? Share your memories with us alumni@uow.edu.au .

Below are some useful links that will help you remember your time at UOW

Graduation: History of the Mace

Access old University Calendars and Annual Reports

Old skool grad

Last reviewed: 28 June, 2013