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The University of Wollongong Vice-Chancellor

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


Setting the benchmark

The University of Wollongong (UOW) has become a benchmark for Australia’s new generation of universities. It is ranked among the best 20 modern universities in the world* and has built a reputation as an enterprising institution, with a multi-disciplinary approach to research and a personalised approach to teaching.


With five faculties – Business; Engineering and Information Sciences; Law, Humanities and the Arts; Science, Medicine and Health; and Social Sciences, UOW currently offers over 300 degree programs across both undergraduate and postgraduate levels to more than 32,000 students around the world.

Research strengths

The UOW Global Challenges Program is designed to harness the expertise of our world-class researchers and partners to transform lives and regions. The University’s Innovation Campus gives innovative companies and organisations the opportunity to locate alongside, and collaborate with its leading research institutes, including:
• The Australian Institute of Innovative Materials (AIIM)
• The Sustainable Buildings Research Centre (SBRC)
• The iAccelerate Centre, an innovation accelerator housing over 280 start-up entrepreneurs.

UOW’s other research institutes include Early Start Research Institute (ESRI), the Smart Infrastructure Research Facility (SMART), the Australian Research Centre (ARC) Centre of Excellence for Australian Biodiversity and Heritage, and the newly established Molecular Horizons: Centre for Molecular and Life Sciences.

A global university

UOW has a strong international focus and reputation, with close to 6000 international students studying across its Australian campuses each year. UOW Dubai has been in operation for more than 20 years. In 2015 UOW became the first ever overseas-based university to enter Hong Kong when it was selected to take custodianship of the Community College of City University Hong Kong (CCCU) and transform CCCU into an international campus.

The University also has three campuses in Greater Sydney (Sydney CBD, Loftus and Liverpool), as well as campuses at Nowra, Batemans Bay and Bega on the NSW South Coast, and at Moss Vale in the Southern Highlands.

* Ranked 17th in the QS Top 50 Under 50 Rankings 2018