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.

International recognition of our education and training

UOW was awarded a Business Excellence Award for Education and Training in the 2015 AustCham Westpac Australia-China Business Awards. The award recognises a long-term collaboration between the University of Wollongong and leading universities, research organisations and industry bodies in China. Read more »

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

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 100 IN THE WORLD 2015 QS WORLD RANKINGS BY SUBJECT

  • Geography
  • Materials Science 

TOP 150 IN THE WORLD 2015 QS WORLD RANKINGS BY SUBJECT

  • Engineering (Civil and Structural)
  • Chemistry
  • Accounting and Finance
  • Business and Management Studies
  • Education

TOP 200 IN THE WORLD 2015 QS WORLD RANKINGS BY SUBJECT

  • English Language and Literature
  • Engineering (Mechanical, Aeronautical and Manufacturing)
  • Communication and Media Studies
  • Sociology
  • Statistics and Operational Research

GLOBALLY RANKED AS ONE OF AUSTRALIA’S BEST MODERN UNIVERSITIES

  • 26th in the world – QS Top 50 Under 50 Rankings 2014
  • 31st in the world – Times Higher Education Top 100 Under 50 Rankings 2015

 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

INTERNATIONALLY RECOGNISED FOR EDUCATION AND TRAINING

  • Winner of the Business Excellence Award for Education and Training at the 2015 AustCham Westpac Australia-China Business Awards.
  • Winner of the national Education and Training Award at the Premier’s NSW Export Awards 2013.

RESEARCH EXCELLENCE – EXCELLENCE IN RESEARCH FOR AUSTRALIA 2012 (ERA)

  • 90% of UOW Fields of Research assessed as delivering research at, above or well above world standard
  • Ranked 10th in Australia for the number of Fields of Research conducting research above or well above world standard (The Australian newspaper analysis) 

TOP TIER RANKINGS IN EVERY DISCIPLINE

  • Top tier rankings in every discipline category – Australian Government's Learning and Teaching Performance Fund 2008
Last reviewed: 1 June, 2015

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UOW at a Glance

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  • 12,811 international students
  • 127,754 alumni
  • 9 campuses
  • 471 degrees

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