University of Wollongong

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Top 10% in international outlook in 2016

Key Statistics

  • 16,489
  • 25.4
    Student:Staff Ratio
  • 24%
    International Students
  • 50 : 50
    Female:Male Ratio


In just 40 years of independence, the University of Wollongong, Australia (UOW) has become one of the best modern universities in the world: dynamic, agile and prominent in national and international rankings for the quality of our teaching, research, student experience and outcomes.

With students and staff from 150 nationalities, we have nurtured a welcoming multi-ethnic community that helps strengthen the university experience of students from all backgrounds.

Our personalised approach ensures students make a smooth transition into university life, while the real-world experience incorporated into every degree has seen the World University Rankings Graduate Employers Survey place UOW in the top 100 universities for the quality of our graduates.

We’ve built a reputation for interdisciplinary research through our Global Challenges program. Focused on outcomes that contribute to both scholarly pursuits and real-world applications, we actively cultivate new talent and are not afraid to take risks in order to address complex global issues. UOW fosters over 200 academic and research collaborations around the globe and our alumni live and work in over 140 countries.

Our main campus is located in Wollongong – the ninth largest city in Australia, only an hour south of Sydney in New South Wales. It is a vibrant city that offers the perfect Australian lifestyle. With 17 surf beaches, a thriving sporting community, a rapidly growing music scene and strong cultural diversity, Wollongong is a university city that’s set up for student life.

UOW has a strong international network with the flourishing UOW in Dubai, which marked its 20th anniversary in 2013. It also has a long history of successful transnational education delivery in Singapore, Malaysia, China (including Hong Kong) and Thailand.

With 33,000 students around the world and 2,700 staff in Australia, UOW’s activities generate around $2 billion in economic activity annually in its region, making it a major economic force in Australia and increasingly across its global teaching locations.

Jillian Broadbent AO

Professor Paul Wellings CBE

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research & Innovation):
Professor Judy Raper

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic):
Professor Eeva Leinonen

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Global Strategy):
Professor Joe Chicharo

Chief Administrative Officer:
Melva Crouch CSM

Chief Finance Officer:
Damien Israel


University of Wollongong
Wollongong NSW 2522


Tel: +61 2 4221 3555