At the University of Wollongong we are proud to be a globally recognised and respected university, opening doors for our students, staff and partners.
Our reputation & experience
UOW was founded on the donations of local people who had a vision of a brighter future for our region. Since then, we have acted in partnership with our communities to not only make an impact in the Illawarra, but to address society’s critical economic, environmental, social and medical challenges.
Our ambition for our graduates is that they will be ethical, agile thinkers who are competitive in a global economy. And that their experiences at UOW will shape their sense of self as well as their future career.
of the world's universities
(QS World University Rankings 2021)
14th best modern university in the world
1st in NSW
for UOW graduate employer satisfaction
UOW graduates are well respected and are consistently ranked among the top one percent in the world by employers. We pride ourselves on preparing people for emerging industries and future jobs, people who are ready to succeed, and take their careers to the next level to make a positive contribution to their communities.
of UOW graduates secured full-time employment within four months of completing their course.Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT) 2023
UOW is globally rated a 5+ star universityQS Stars Rating System 2021
Research with purpose
The University of Wollongong has consistently delivered research of outstanding quality and impact. The dissemination of our research to user communities, including industry, is one of UOW’s key goals and we have a strong reputation for our engagement with industry.
Superbugs: How UOW researchers are curbing antimicrobial resistance
Superbugs are considered a 21st century health challenge, so how can we combat antimicrobial resistance and what impact will it have on health outcomes?
Worth its salt: an energy storage revolution
Sodium could be the ingredient to lead a revolution in inexpensive and reliable large-scale energy storage for renewables.