UOW has forged a distinctive identity among Australian and international universities, standing apart from sector categories. An enterprising institution with a personalised style, UOW is confidently building an international reputation for quality research and education.
The University of Wollongong traces its origins to 1951 when a Division of the then New South Wales University of Technology was established in Wollongong. Ten years later the Division became the Wollongong College of the University of New South Wales and, in 1975, the University of Wollongong was incorporated by the New South Wales Parliament as an independent institution of higher learning. In 1982, the University amalgamated with the Wollongong Institute of Higher Education, which had begun life in 1962 as the Wollongong Teachers’ College. The merger formed the basis for a period of rapid growth in the 1980s and the emergence of the University of Wollongong’s distinctive identity as an enterprising institution with a personalised style and a growing reputation for excellence in teaching and research.
To enrich people, communities and the environment by making original and creative connections across disciplinary, social and cultural boundaries
UOW is a comprehensive research and teaching university of international standing.
University of Wollongong
Wollongong NSW 2522 Australia
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Official Website: http://www.uow.edu.au/