The Graduate Research School is dedicated to supporting Higher Degree Research candidates by managing all aspects of candidature, from enrolment to thesis submission and examination.

A message from the Dean

Welcome to the UOW graduate research experience. 

Here is a puzzle for you. Technology is shifting so rapidly. The skills and capabilities you develop today might be obsolete in the future. How can you develop advanced skills now that will be valued in the future? 

Graduate researchers are at the forefront of new ideas, new skills and technology. They develop advanced skills to adapt to and embrace change as it occurs. In undertaking a research degree, candidates develop the capacity to identify the cause of problems, propose, test and refine innovative solutions, and develop the capacity to communicate and inspire. 

Because of these advanced skills, at UOW we listen carefully. We empower our students. We trial and test the initiatives that graduate researchers suggest. And we develop courses that benefit our candidates, regardless of their background and aspirations.

Dr Simon Moss
Dean of Graduate Research

Simon Moss, Dean of Graduate Research

Our values

In the Graduate Research School, our mission is to be world-leading in empowering Higher Degree Research (HDR) candidates to achieve excellence in research and be future-ready through providing exemplary support and positive experiences. We are inspired by five values:


We work collaboratively and engage authentically with the research community to achieve common goals.


We strive for the highest level of professionalism, honesty and integrity in all aspects.


We value and embrace equity and diversity by creating an inclusive and respectful environment.


We build trust by fostering openness and transparency.


We look after our physical and mental health and each other as whole people.

Our research priorities

To confront the challenges of a rapidly changing world, UOW research is focused on supporting the best intellectual and technical talent to force change for good. From next-gen materials engineering in medicine to social transformation over the lifecycle, our research is purposeful and positive.

Our research priorities Research institutes and facilities

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