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UOW among top 250 universities in latest world rankings

UOW among top 250 universities in latest world rankings

Teaching, research quality and industry partnerships among highly performing indicators

The University of Wollongong (UOW) has secured a coveted position in the top 250 universities globally in the latest Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2024, thanks to outstanding performances in categories such as teaching (up 15 per cent), research quality (up 54.9 per cent), and industry partnerships (up 64.5 per cent).

The University has improved its overall scores and has secured an equal 12th rank domestically.

The rankings reaffirm UOW's commitment to academic excellence and its significant contributions to education, research, and industry engagement globally. The rankings are highly regarded for their rigorous evaluation of universities worldwide, considering factors like teaching quality, research impact, industry collaboration, and international diversity.

UOW Vice-Chancellor and President (acting), Professor Theo Farrell expressed delight in the University's outstanding accomplishment in the global rankings.

"Securing a place in the top 250 of the THE World University Rankings is a testament to the dedication and excellence of our students, faculty, and staff. It reflects our consistent commitment to delivering high-quality education and research that makes a difference globally," Professor Farrell said.

“The University has a long-standing reputation for encouraging a dynamic learning environment, and conducting ground-breaking research across various disciplines. This ranking is a testament to UOW's ongoing commitment to providing world-class education and contributing meaningfully to society through research and teaching.

“The THE World University Rankings are highly influential, and UOW's achievement is a testament to its ongoing commitment to providing outstanding educational experiences and pushing the boundaries of research and innovation.”

“UOW is excited to continue building upon this achievement and making a meaningful impact on the global academic and research landscape.”

UOW's state-of-the-art facilities across its campuses, leading research centres, and a diverse, international student body have all played vital roles in securing this valued position. The University's dedication to international collaboration, research partnerships, and its constant pursuit of academic excellence have further solidified its global standing.

The University's emphasis on producing well-rounded graduates who are prepared to meet the demands of a rapidly evolving job market has resonated with students and employers alike.

This prestigious ranking highlights UOW’s global reputation and underscores its appeal to prospective students, faculty, and research collaborators from around the world.