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Vice-Chancellor and 


Professor Paul Wellings CBE
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Campus locations

  • Wollongong
  • Bateman's Bay
  • Bega
  • Dubai
  • Moss Vale
  • Nowra
  • Sydney (CBD)
  • Southern Sydney


Fearless in pursuit of purpose
At the University of Wollongong (UOW), we’re proud to be among the best modern universities in the world. In our 60-year history, we’ve built an international reputation for world-class research and exceptional teaching quality. We’re ranked in the top 250 universities in the world and we’re aiming higher every day.

A global university
UOW has a strong international focus and reputation, with close to 6,000 international students studying across its Australian campuses each year and a global network of campuses. UOW Dubai celebrated 25 years of academic excellence in 2018 and is one of the United Arab Emirates’ oldest and most prestigious universities. Continuing its global expansion, UOW established UOW College Hong Kong (formerly Community College of City University) in 2017 and in 2018 acquired the university colleges of Malaysian private education provider KDU, establishing University of Wollongong Malaysia.

Driven by discovery
In a world facing complex social, environmental and economic challenges, UOW is driven to generate outstanding research and forge strong partnerships with government, industry and communities to make a real and lasting impact.

UOW’s new $80 million Molecular and Life Sciences Facility is currently under construction on the Wollongong campus and is due for completion in 2019. Molecular Horizons will provide scientists with world-leading technologies to help uncover ways of detecting and attacking disease. With these technologies, there is potential for researchers to create personalised medicine to treat cancer and reverse Alzheimer’s disease.

In 2020 construction is due to commence on UOW’s Health and Wellbeing Precinct - featuring Australia’s first primary and community health clinic, offering truly integrated, patient-centred healthcare, aged care and retirement living facilities and research and teaching programs.

The University’s Innovation Campus gives innovative companies and organisations the opportunity to locate alongside, and collaborate with, its leading research institutes, including:

-   Australian Institute of Innovative Materials (AIIM)
-   Sustainable Buildings Research Centre (SBRC)
-   iAccelerate Centre, an innovation accelerator housing over 280 start-up entrepreneurs.

UOW’s other research institutes include Early Start Research Institute (ESRI), Smart Infrastructure Research Facility (SMART), Australian Research Centre of Excellence for Australian Biodiversity and Heritage (CABAH) and the Australian National Centre for Ocean Research & Security (ANCORS).