Partnerships and collaborations

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

So we have developed key research partnerships and collaborations with universities, institutes, governments, corporations and individual researchers across Australia and around the world 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 rapidly growing population.


UOW's extensive global connections also include membership of the University Global Partnership Network (UGPN), which 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.

NUW Alliance

Finding solutions to the challenges facing communities in NSW will be the focus of an alliance of 3 of Australia's leading universities: University of Newcastle, University of New South Wales and UOW. > Read More

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 you free short online courses from researchers at the University of Wollongong- to do anywhere in the world, at your own pace.

Research and Impact

Partnership Map

270 Institutions

Academic/Research collaborations (formal links)

272 Institutions

Study Abroad and Student Exchange

6,332 UOW Students

have studied overseas on exchange programs

12,041 Study Abroad & Exchange Students

have come from another university to study

Research Partnerships in focus:

SMART's PetaJakarta and Twitter

A world-first collaboration led by UOW’s SMART Infrastructure Facility, in partnership with BPBD DKI Jakarta and Twitter Inc, is having a huge impact on how Jakarta’s citizens and government agencies prepare for and respond to severe monsoonal flooding. The crowdsourcing urban data collection project, uses social media to promote the resilience of cities to extreme weather events as a process of climate adaptation.

International team discover new drug in battle against antibiotic-resistant bacteria

Researchers from Australia and the UK have released the structural information of a protein which plays a crucial role cell division in pathogenic bacteria such as Staphylococcus aureus or 'golden staph'. Read more.

ARC Research Hub for Australian Steel Manufacturing

UOW researchers, in a long-standing collaboration with hub partner BlueScope Steel, are drawing on expertise in microbiology, surface engineering, and molecular dynamics to make paints and coatings for steel sheeting that prevent bacterial growth. Supporting partners include Arrium, Bisalloy Steels, Cox Architecture, Australian Steel Institute, Lysaght, University of Queensland, University of NSW, University of Newcastle, Swinburne University of Technology and RMIT. Read more

UOW - Alzheimer's Australia

The ‘Dementia-Friendly Communities and Organisations’ initiative will see UOW researchers team with Alzheimer's Australia. This project looks to provide communities and organisations with practical information and strategies to ensure that any age-friendly strategies are also dementia friendly. Read more.

Energy Storage and Medical Bionics: IPRI/ACES - Korea

Medical Bionics scientists from the Intelligent Polymer Research Institute working with Hanbat National University in South Korea are building expertise in energy conversion and storage systems for medical bionics. Read More or Other Collaborations

CMRP - Radiation effects on Humans

Centre for Medical Radiation Physics researchers collaborate with international scientists to develop instrumentation for measuring the radiobiological effects of cosmic radiation on humans, and are working with leading radiation oncology institutes on groundbreaking cancer treatments. Read More

Changing History with discovery of new human species: CAS - Indonesia

Centre for Archaeological Science experts are working with Indonesian archaeologists on one of the most significant palaeoanthropological discoveries of modern times—the unearthing of a previously unknown species of tiny humans on the island of Flores who had co-existed with modern humans until relatively recently. The world now knows the specimen uncovered by its nickname ‘the Hobbit’. Read More

Research Income & Grants: A Snapshot


$53.99 Million

HERDC Research Income Received (Data Collection 2016)

$36.13 Million

Research Block Grant Allocation - 2016

$48.62 Million

ARC & NHMRC Grants Income Awarded - 2016





Total UOW Scopus Publications - 2016 (abstract and citation database)


UOW Global Collaborations in 2016

Last reviewed: 17 August, 2017
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