Global university rankings

We’ve worked hard to become one of the world’s most respected modern universities. Our success is reflected in global awards and rankings, where UOW graduates and teachers are recognised as some of the best in the world, and the University as a whole is ranked among the world's top 1 per cent.

Global university rankings

Among the world's top 200 universities

  • 184th - Aggregate Ranking of Top Universities (ARTU) 2020
  • 193rd - QS World University Rankings 2022

Among the world's top 250 universities

  • 214th - U.S. News Best Global Universities Rankings 2021
  • 221st - Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2022
  • 242nd - Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) 2021

One of the best modern universities

  • 14th in the world - QS Top 50 Under 50 Rankings 2021
  • 23rd in the world - Times Higher Education Young University Rankings 2021

Among the best in the Asia-Pacific

  • 37th - Times Higher Education Asia-Pacific University Rankings 2019

Global leader in social and economic impact

  • 6th in the world – Times Higher Education University Impact Rankings 2021, recognising UOW's impact, based on the United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals.

A five-star university

  • 5+ star rating – QS World University Rankings 2021

Top-rated graduates

Top 200 – QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2022

  • UOW is consistently ranked in the top 200 universities in the world for the quality of our graduates
  • Ranked 146th in the world for graduate employment rates
  • Ranked 137th in the world for partnerships with employers
  • Ranked 217th in the world for employer reputation
  • Ranked in the 181-190 band overall

Global subject rankings

Top 50 in the world

Global Ranking of Academic Subjects (ShanghaiRanking) 2021

  • Energy Science and Engineering (20th)
  • Mechanical Engineering (47th)

QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021

  • Mineral and Mining Engineering (28th)

CEO Magazine's Global Executive MBA Rankings 2020

  • Master of Business Administration - MBA (38th)

Top 100 in the world

Times Higher Education World University Rankings by Subject 2021

  • Engineering and Technology (92nd)
  • Law (74th)

QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Materials Science (63rd)
  • Nursing

QS Management Masters Rankings 2020

  • Masters in Management (74th)

QS Global Executive MBA Rankings 2020

  • Master of Business Administration (Executive) - EMBA (94th)

Global Ranking of Academic Subjects (ShanghaiRanking) 2021

  • Geography
  • Civil Engineering
  • Instruments Science and Technology
  • Materials Science and Engineering
  • Metallurgical Engineering
  • Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
  • Mining and Mineral Engineering

Top 150 in the world

Times Higher Education World University Rankings by Subject 2021

  • Arts and Humanities
  • Physical Sciences

QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021

  • Archaeology
  • Earth and Marine Sciences
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Engineering & Technology
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • Geophysics
  • Law
  • Sports-related subjects
  • Statistics and Operational Research

Global Ranking of Academic Subjects (ShanghaiRanking) 2021

  • Atmospheric Science
  • Chemistry
  • Hospitality and Tourism Management
  • Nursing

Top 200 in the world

Times Higher Education World University Rankings by Subject 2021

  • Education

QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021

  • Chemistry
  • Communication and Media Studies
  • Education
  • Environmental Sciences.
  • Mechanical, Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Psychology
  • Philosophy

Global Ranking of Academic Subjects (ShanghaiRanking) 2021

  • Political Sciences
  • Electrical & Electronic Engineering
  • Automation & Control
  • Computer Science & Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Transportation Science & Technology
  • Education

Global teaching excellence

The University of Wollongong has been recognised among the world’s best institutions for teaching excellence, receiving a Spotlight Award in the 2018 Global Teaching Excellence Award.

UOW was the only Australian university to be listed as a finalist for the prestigious Global Teaching Excellence Award (GTEA) for two consecutive years.