The University of Wollongong (UOW) was brought into existence by the Parliament of New South Wales in 1975 but the origins of the institute can be traced back to 1951. A branch of the New South Wales University of Technology was set up in Wollongong. Ten years later, it became the Wollongong College of the University of New South Wales. Then in 1975, the university was given independent institution status. It started by providing technical education for metallurgists and engineers but has now grown to offer a variety of courses.
The UOW has five faculties, namely Engineering and Information Sciences, Law, Business, Science, Medicine and Health, Social Sciences, Humanities, and the Arts. It has campuses in Batemans Bay, Bega, Southern Sydney, the Southern Highlands, and the centrally-located Sydney Business School. In 1993 and 2000, the university established a division in Dubai and UOW Shoalhaven in New South Wales South Coast, respectively. It has 180 international partners. Further, these faculties have several schools, namely School of Accounting, Economics, and Finance, School of Physics, and School of Liberal Arts, among others.
The main campus of the university has research and teaching facilities along with conference facilities, student residences, a library, gymnasium, retail outlets, indoor sports centres, and several others for a complete experience. The campus welcomes more than 25,000 students and more than 2,000 staff members. There is a campus clinic, a dentist on the site, physiotherapy services, and sports medicine. It gives scholarships to both international undergraduate and postgraduate students, and domestic students.
The University of Wollongong is ranked among the best 20 modern universities in the world
QS World University Rankings 196
Times Higher Education World University Rankings 201 - 250
U.S. News & World Report 214
QS World University Rankings 10
Times Higher Education World University Rankings 15
U.S. News & World Report 12
UOW will help create a world of possibilities and provide the opportunity to improve career prospects, ignite imaginations, build confidence, and lay the foundation for new friendships. UOW provides outstanding staff, facilities, and programs. They aim to treat students as individuals, providing personal attention and guidance throughout their degree program. With smaller class sizes, easy access to staff, and the promise of two-way communication, UOW is a truly student-centred University. Located at the foot of Mount Keira, UOW boasts a modern, spacious campus in a tranquil environment conducive to study. Our clubs, activities, and support network will ensure that students settle into University life from the very first day. Upon graduation, UOW will continue to take an active interest in students’ lives through its Alumni Network.
They make it their priority to incorporate an international outlook into everything they do—from our Bachelor of International Studies, Their expertise in Asia – Pacific politics and cultures, our focus on transnational literary traditions, their research on world history and intercultural communication, and our encouragement and support of student exchange programs in collaboration with universities throughout the world.