Academic freedom at UOW

University Council Statement on Academic Freedom

As an institution with a vision to inspire a better future through education, research and partnership, the University of Wollongong is committed to intellectual openness, empowerment and academic freedom and affirms the importance of institutional autonomy to achieving its aims.

Academic freedom at UOW is one of our defining values as expressed in our 2020-2025 Strategic Plan. This involves the freedom to have different opinions and different ideas, and encouraging the asking of difficult questions and discovery of innovative solutions.

Following the publication of the Independent Review of Freedom of Speech in Higher Education Providers undertaken by the Honourable Robert S. French, UOW completed an internal review of its existing policies and procedures landscape, to inform consideration of its approach to the Model Code proposed by the French Review (PDF).