University of Wollongong

public research university in Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia

The University of Wollongong (also simply known as UOW) is a public research university in Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia. In 2012, the University had a total of 30,516 domestic students enrolled, and 11,440 international students enrolled from more than 140 countries.[5] In 2014, over 37,000 students are studying in the University, including over 11,600 international students.

University of Wollongong
UOW Smart Infrastructure Facility.jpg
MottoStands For Purpose
TypePublic university
EstablishedFounded in 1951 as a Division of the New South Wales University of Technology (established in 1975 as an independent institution)
EndowmentA$543 million (2011)[1]
ChancellorJillian Broadbent AO
Vice-ChancellorPaul Wellings CBE[2]
Academic staff
936 (FTE academic, 2011)
Administrative staff
1006 (FTE general, 2011)
Undergraduates19,291 (2011)
Postgraduates8,781 (2011)
Location, ,
34°24′24″S 150°52′46″E / 34.40667°S 150.87944°E / -34.40667; 150.87944
CampusUrban, Parks 82.4 ha
ColoursBlue, Gold, Red                    
AffiliationsAACSB, ACU, AEN, ASAIHL, AUC, IAU, Universities Australia, Group of Eight (engineering associate)[3]
MascotBaxter The Duck[4]

The University of Wollongong marked the University's 60th Founding Anniversary in 2011.[6]


The University has five campuses and four education centres:[7]


  • Wollongong Campus, Wollongong
  • Shoalhaven Campus, Shoalhaven

Other CampusesEdit

Overseas CampusEdit

Education CentresEdit

  • Batemans Bay Education Centre
  • Bega Education Centre
  • Loftus Education Centre
  • Moss Vale Education Centre


  • Faculty of Business
    • School of Accounting & Finance
    • School of Economics
    • School of Management & Marketing
    • Sydney Business School
  • Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences
    • School of Civil, Mining & Environmental Engineering
    • School of Engineering Physics
    • School of Mechanical, Materials & Mechatronic Engineering
    • School of Electrical, Computer & Telecommunications Engineering (SECTE)
    • School of Computer Science & Software Engineering (SCSSE)
    • School of Information Systems & Technology (SISAT)
    • School of Mathematics & Applied Statistics (SMAS)
    • SMART Infrastructure Facility
  • Faculty of Law, Humanities and The Arts
    • School of Law
    • School of Arts
    • School of Creative Arts
    • School of English Literatures & Philosophy
    • Language Centre
    • School of History & Politics
    • School of Social Sciences, Media & Communication
    • Indigenous Studies Unit
  • Faculty of Science, Medicine and Health
    • Graduate School of Medicine
    • Illawarra Health & Medical Research Institute
    • School of Biology
    • School of Chemistry
    • School of Earth & Environmental Sciences
    • School of Health Sciences
    • School of Nursing, Midwifery & Indigenous Health
  • Faculty of Social Sciences
    • School of Education
    • School of Psychology


  1. "UOW Annual Report 2011 - Finance p68" (PDF). University of Wollongong. Retrieved 17 April 2013.
  2. bgoldie. "New Vice-Chancellor takes the helm".
  3. "Go8 Deans of Engineering & Associates". Group of Eight. Archived from the original on 2013-04-10. Retrieved 2013-04-19.
  5. "Facts & Figures - Statistics". University of Wollongong. Archived from the original on 6 May 2013. Retrieved 17 April 2013.
  6. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-02-13. Retrieved 2013-03-14.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  7. "University of Wollongong - About Our Campuses". Archived from the original on 2013-01-20. Retrieved 2010-10-27.

Other websitesEdit