Strategic partnerships

At UOW we understand that to truly make a difference to the world our research needs to be conducted with a global perspective.

We've developed key research partnerships and collaborations with universities, institutes, governments, corporations and individual researchers across Australia and internationally to tackle some of the big issues facing the planet - from how best to deal with climate change, to meeting the medical challenges of our times and helping the world feed its growing population.

University Global Partnership Network

The University Global Partnership Network (UGPN) is focused on creating a foundation for international collaboration enabling academics and students from some of the world's top universities to work together on issues of global importance.

The Universidade de São Paulo, North Carolina State University and the University of Surrey are the founding members of the UGPN. The University of Wollongong joined the Network in 2015.

A joint fund - the Research Collaboration Fund - allows teams of researchers from across the network to join together to apply for novel project funding, such as the project Inflammation, advancing age, and nutrition, bringing together academics from all four UGPN partners. 

NUW Alliance

Finding solutions to the challenges facing communities in NSW will be the focus of an alliance of three of Australia's leading universities: the University of Newcastle, the University of New South Wales and the University of Wollongong via the NUW Alliance.

Advantage SME

Advantage SME is research collaboration in action. Through Advantage SME, UOW and innovative businesses can transform university research into successful new products, services and capabilities. 


UOW has partnered with the social learning platform FutureLearn to bring free short online courses from researchers at the University of Wollongong to the world.

Research outcomes

A snapshot

Research funding

The Higher Education Research Data Collection collects information against set specifications from universities on research grant income every year.  

$53.99 Million

UOW research income received (HERDC 2016)

Research publications


Total UOW Scopus publications (Elsevier's abstract and citation database - 2016)

Highly Cited Researchers

This list is based on authors’ publication of papers that rank in the top one per cent most cited in their fields over a recent 11 year period. It reflects those researchers consistently making findings and producing papers that are judged by their peers to be of high significance and value in their fields.

Distinguished Professor Richard Roberts
Professor Zenobia Jacobs
Professor Paul Goldberg
Professor Yoshio Bando

Clarivate Analytics Highly Cited Researchers (2017)

Research engagement and impact

  • Research Engagement and Impact: A showcase of research engagement and research impact case studies demonstrated by researchers of the University of Wollongong.
  • Partners for Research Impact: UOW researchers working with industry, government, other research institutions and the community to deliver real-world impact.
Last reviewed: 12 March, 2018