Research Priorities

Major Research Entities

AIIM Building

The Australian Institute for Innovative Materials (AIIM) is a purpose-built facility at the University of Wollongong's Innovation Campus to help transform multi-functional materials research into commercial reality. AIIM comprises three research organisations and a microscopy facility:

Additionally Engineering Materials is a Research Strength of the UOW and is closely associated with the Facility

Early Start

Early Start is a $44 million transformational project that aims to create and enrich life opportunities for young Australians from birth – 12 years.  We aim to drive real social change through world class teaching programs that utilise 21st century technologies to connect regional and remote communities. 


IHMRI is an independent health and medical research institute based on the University of Wollongong campus. IHMRI’s vision - Excellence and innovation in health and medical research supporting better health services leading to a healthier Illawarra community - encapsulates our belief that by linking academic and clinician researchers around common health and medical issues, research findings can be rapidly translated into clinical innovation and practical tools to improve health service delivery in the Illawarra region and beyond.


SMART draws on the University of Wollongong’s proven research track record and the academic strength in the areas of engineering, commerce, informatics, law, and science to holistically assess infrastructure solutions.


The Sustainable Buildings Research Centre (SBRC) is a multi-disciplinary facility that brings together a wide range of researchers to holistically address the challenges of making our buildings sustainable and effective places in which to live and work.

Last reviewed: 20 March, 2017