Awards and Rankings

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, 2013 was the sixth year in a row that employers ranked our graduates as some of the most career-ready in the world.

We’re in the top 2 per cent of universities world-wide and we’re aiming higher every day.

Top 2% of universities in the world

  • 283rd in the world – QS World University Rankings 2014/2015
  • 282nd in the world – Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2014/2015
  • 329th in the world – Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) 2014
  • 348th in the world – U.S. News Best Global Universities Ranking 2014
  • 314th in the world for research quality – 2014 Leiden Ranking

Globally ranked as one of Australia’s best modern universities

  • 26th in the world – QS Top 50 Under 50 Rankings 2014
  • 33rd in the world – Times Higher Education Top 100 Under 50 Rankings 2014

Globally rated a five-star university

  • 5 Star rating – QS World University Rankings 2014
  • 5 Star rating in the 2015 Good Universities Guide for Student Retention and Getting a Full-Time Job

Top 100 in the world for global graduates

  • For the eighth year UOW is ranked in the top 100 universities in the world in the QS World University Rankings Graduate Employers survey. This review rates institutions based on employers’ opinions of their graduates - QS World University Rankings 2014/2015

Top tier rankings in every discipline

  • Top tier rankings in every discipline category – Australian Government's Learning and Teaching Performance Fund 2008


  • Winner of the national Education and Training Award at the Premier’s NSW Export Awards 2013.


Last reviewed: 19 November, 2014

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