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About us

Welcome from the DVC (Health and Communities) and Executive Dean of the Faculty of Science, Medicine and Health, Professor Alison Jones

A warm welcome to the Faculty of Science, Medicine and Health at UOW.

UOW’s Faculty of Science, Medicine and Health is positioned to be a major force in connected and science-embedded education and science, medical and health research in Australia, empowered by first class teaching and driven by active research and discovery towards being in the top 1% of the world. Cutting edge facilities such as the new Science Teaching facility and our labs are sharpening our knowledge about nanoparticles, novel medicines, cancer, mental disorders and obesity. This Faculty marries up the very best of science with strong capacity for translation to our global communities’ needs and aspirations. With our health partners we care about the way clinical healthcare is delivered to those who need it most, and produce highly competent graduates for global practice. We are physically situated in Wollongong and Shoalhaven with campuses and clinical teaching sites across NSW. Technology connects us with other universities and health services throughout Australia and the world.

Five core schools are supported by seven research centres and the Illawarra Health and Medical Research Institute. 

Will you be part of the connected generation with the Faculty of Science, Medicine and Health?

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

The Faculty of Science, Medicine and Health values diversity and aims to be an equitable, diverse, and inclusive place to work and study.

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Awards and Rankings

The Faculty of Science, Medicine and Health is proud to be part of one of the best modern universities in the world. Throughout our 60 year history, we've built an international reputation for world-class research and exceptional teaching quality. In fact, employers have ranked our graduates as some of the most career-ready in the world for nine years in a row. We're among the top 250 universities worldwide and we're aiming higher every day. 

Top 100

UOW ranked among the top 100 universities in the world for Nursing

QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020

Top 150

UOW rated among the top 150 universities in the world for Earth and Marine Sciences

QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020

Top 200

UOW rated among the top 200 universities in the world for Environmental Science

QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020

Top 200

UOW rated among the top 200 universities in the world for Chemistry

QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020

Number 1

UOW Medicine ranked number one in Australia for graduates in full-time employment.

The Good Universities Guide 2021

Number 1

UOW Nursing ranked number one in NSW for learner engagement.

The Good Universities Guide 2021

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