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 less than 50 years, 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. UOW Dubai is one of the UAE’s oldest and most prestigious universities having celebrated 25 years of academic excellence in 2018. UOWD is a thriving university of 3,600 students and more than 10,000 alumni. Established in 2017, UOW College Hong Kong now has over 6,000 students. In 2019, UOW continued its global expansion with the acquisition of the university colleges of Malaysian private education provider KDU, establishing UOW 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 molecular and life sciences facility, Molecular Horizons, which began operating in early 2020, provides 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 the opportunity to locate alongside, and collaborate with, its leading research institutes, including:
UOW’s other research institutes include Early Start Research Institute, Smart Infrastructure Research Facility, The Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Biodiversity and Heritage and the Australian National Centre for Ocean Research & Security.