Fearless in pursuit of purpose
At the University of Wollongong (UOW), we’re proud to be among the best modern universities in the world. UOW was founded on the donations of local people with a vision of a brighter future for our region. Since then, we’ve built an international reputation for world-class research and exceptional teaching quality. We’re ranked in the world’s top 200 universities and we’re aiming higher every day.
A Purposeful Future
Our vision is to inspire a better future through education, research and partnership. We look ahead to a future defined by a rapid rate of change and new opportunity. Three goals drive us towards our purpose; empowering students for their future, creating knowledge for a better world and making a difference for our communities.
A global university
UOW has a strong international focus and reputation, delivering world-class teaching to approximately 7,000 students globally, including at our campuses in the United Arab Emirates, Hong Kong and Malaysia, as well as teaching locations in China and Singapore.
UOW in Dubai continues to go from strength to strength. Having celebrated its 25th silver jubilee anniversary two years ago, and in 2020, opened the doors to a new, purpose-built, 200,000 square-foot ‘campus of the future’ in Dubai’s Knowledge Park.
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 newest research facility, Molecular Horizons is at the forefront of scientific discovery, unlocking the innermost secrets of the living cell and developing new ways to detect and attack disease. Molecular Horizons is dedicated to illuminating how life works at a molecular level and solving some of the biggest health challenges facing the world.
The Health and Wellbeing Precinct is the next phase of development for the UOW Innovation Campus, with construction set to commence in 2022. The Precinct will be Australia’s first intergenerational university community, with phase one operations commencing in 2024, including a UOW Primary and Community Health Clinic- offering truly patient-centred healthcare, bringing together a range of health professionals and increased opportunities for clinical and translational research, on-site seniors living facilities, early childhood education centre, community gardens, and retail facilities.
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).