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The University of Wollongong
Established in 1951, the University of Wollongong (UOW) is a leading Australian university with an international reputation for academic excellence. UOW has established extensive links with leading educational institutions around the world. It has formal agreements with more than 150 overseas institutions in the areas of research collaboration, student and staff exchange, study abroad and off-shore program delivery.
Top 2% in the world
UOW is placed in the top 2% of universities in the world in the Shanghai Jiao Tong Academic Ranking of World Universities. The ranking is based on UOW’s renowned academic and research achievements.
A Five-Star Education
The 2009 Good Universities Guide confirms UOW’s longstanding position as one of the country’s leading research institutions and a place where students not only get a five-star education, but a five-star chance of gaining a job with a top salary at the end of their degree. Under the Guide’s ranking system, only the top 20 per cent of universities can be awarded a five-star rating in any one category. UOW received five stars in six key areas.
Number 1 for Teaching
In 2009, UOW is the only Australian university to be awarded the maximum 10 citations for outstanding contributions to student learning by the Australia Learning and Teaching Council. It is the third consecutive year that UOW has been placed in the top five. Additionally, UOW was one of only two universities to achieve top-tier status in every discipline of the 2008 Australian Government Learning and Teaching Performance Fund allocations.
Employers rank UOW Top 100 in the world
For the second year in a row, UOW has been ranked in the top 100 universities in the world by the Times Higher Education Employer Review (2008). This review rates employers’ opinions of UOW graduates.
Number 1 for Student Satisfaction
UOW has been rated first for overall satisfaction among Australian university students in the independent Sweeney Research Group’s 2009 ‘Uni Student Report’. Students ranked their university based on the opportunities for becoming involved in campus life at their universities.
Degree Programmes awarded by The University of Wollongong, Australia: