A group of students celebrate their graduations by throwing their blue hats into the air. Photo: Paul Jones

New high for UOW in QS World University Rankings

New high for UOW in QS World University Rankings

Rankings place UOW in top 1 per cent of universities globally

The University of Wollongong (UOW) has performed remarkably well in the QS World University Rankings 2023 announced today (Wednesday, 9 June 2022), rising eight places to rank 185th globally, UOW’s best result in this ranking to date.

UOW ranked 10th among Australian universities.

A highlight of the result, which places UOW in the top 1 per cent of universities worldwide, was an exceptional achievement in the category of research citations (a measure of research quality), securing 74th place out of 1400 universities globally. This reflects UOW’s significant strength and investments in key areas such as clean energy, health and education that have positive global impacts.

The University is also committed to attracting and retaining a diverse pool of talent that brings knowledge and expertise to research-intensive areas and makes UOW an inclusive and collaborative place to work and study. This year’s results echoed UOW’s strong commitment to diversity and inclusion by securing 149th rank globally in the international faculty indicator.

UOW Vice-Chancellor Professor Patricia M. Davidson said the rankings showcase UOW’s commitment to creating a positive global impact through evidence-based research and teaching initiatives.

“I am pleased to see UOW breaking its own record in the latest QS World University Rankings,” Professor Davidson said.

“These rankings show the commitment and dedication of our exceptional researchers to solve complex global issues such as climate change, investing in efficient clean energy solutions and preparing the future leaders through skills development.

“The University is proud of its staff and students for creating impactful solutions and making a positive impact on our communities.”


The QS World University Rankings features over 1,400 universities from around the world and assesses institutions based on six key metrics to effectively capture university performance – including academic and employer reputation, faculty/student ratio, research citations, international student ratio and international faculty ratio.