About the University


Today we live in a world of exponential change and diversity. A world where we're connecting faster, in more ways, with more people than ever before. Where inclusive thinking and new world learning is driving an era of unprecedented ideas and vision.

Look for yourself

We know greatness happens when you connect great minds. When you connect cultures. Connect disciplines. Connect communities. Connect to the world. Only then can you change the way you think. Change the way problems are solved. And evolve.

UOW is and always will be about academic excellence, but knows its impact extends beyond teaching and research. It's about making use of knowledge. Being open to new thinking. Making a tangible difference. About connecting like never before.

That's why at UOW we believe in cross faculty and interdisciplinary learning. Because we know from experience that it equips our staff, our students and our academic partners with broad-minded thinking, adaptable and applicable skills and hands on experience that empowers them to be world class.

It's this commitment to 'Connection' and 'Excellence' that sets UOW apart from the rest.

Welcome to the University of Wollongong, an institution ranking among the top 2% of universities in the world, with an enviable record in teaching and research.

Welcome from Prof. Paul Wellings

Connect VisionUOW VISION
To be a leader in ideas and solutions, a community of campuses and partners where discovery, learning and technology connect to transform people and the world we live in.

Vision, Mission, Principles

At UOW people come to be part of something bigger than themselves. We are people connected by a passion for excellence. Here’s a small insight into what we believe and the values that drive us.

What drives us


Connect AwardsAWARDS
Winning at UOW means doing better than you did yesterday. We’re not after ‘good’. We’re not even after ‘best’. At UOW, we do better. Better than last year, better than we did before. And we’ll keep doing that forever.

Awards & Achievements

Connect CommunityUOW COMMUNITY
The fact is, UOW has a real buzz about it that’s noticeable as soon as you step onto any of our campuses. It’s a great place to be, with an emphasis on connecting bright minds with the best possible insights and research to create a generation of thinkers – all proactively shaping the world we live in.

Key Statistics | Community Engagement | Alumni

Connect LivingUOW LIVING
Live in a UOW residence and you’ll be shoulder to shoulder with new friends from all over the world. You’ll live and learn with students from all walks of life studying everything from politics to polymers. You will be welcomed into the world of university study and have support when you need it. And you’ll have fun.

Accommodation Services

Connect GlobalUOW GLOBAL
We're a truly global operation, connected to leading educational institutions around the world. We have 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.

Global Connections

Connect ResearchUOW RESEARCH
UOW is also one of Australia's most dynamic research universities. It’s not only ranked among the best in the country for teaching and learning, it has a global reputation for quality, innovative research and strong industry partnerships.

Research & Innovation | SMART | Innovation Campus | IHMRI

Connect ScholarshipsUOW SCHOLARSHIPS
We support people who want to learn. Scholarships and grants are just a part of our commitment to student equity and our recognition of academic excellence across all areas of study. Our scholarships cover academic achievement, work integrated opportunities, Indigenous opportunities, sporting excellence, awards specific to certain faculties and degrees, and community and corporate sponsorships.


As well as being a great place to work, study and learn, at UOW we know how to have fun and we like our staff and students fit, smart and happy.

URAC | UniCentre


Awards & Rankings

  • Rank in the Top 2% of universities in the world.
  • Globally ranked as one of Australia's best modern universities
  • 5 Star Rating
  • Top 100 in the world for global graduates

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UOW at a Glance

  • 30,038 students enrolled
  • 11,631 international students
  • 2,091 full time staff
  • 9 campuses
  • 19 research strengths
  • 476 degrees

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