University of Wollongong (UOW) is based in New South Wales, Australia. Founded in 1952, it received the status of an independent institution in 1975. Initially it was an institution dedicated to training Engineers and Metallurgists; they have still continued to do so, but now it has evolved as one of the most promising universities in Australia.
There are currently 31, 464 students enrolled with the University out of which 12,811 are International Students from 143 countries. The UOW has definitely gained popularity amongst the international diaspora.
The UOW offers 471 undergraduate and postgraduate degrees under which it conducts over 1,800 subjects. The prominent faculties besides Engineering and Metallurgy that have emerged are ‘Business’, ‘Science, Medicine and Health’, ‘Social Sciences’, ‘Law, Humanities and the Arts’.
In the 283rd QS world University rankings (2014-15), the UOW ranked amongst the top 2% in the world and it has continued to do so in almost all the prestigious studies and surveys. Its global ranking is under 50 and has been considered as one of Australia’s best modern universities. In Australia employers have shown great interest in the students of UOW also calling it the university that prepares its students to become successful professionals.
There are 9 campuses of UOW, fully functional and well equipped to cater its huge number of students.
The UOW has a range of overseas campuses such as Dubai, South Korea and various education centers across Australia.
Transport and Location
All the campuses of UOW are well connected by public transport, shuttle bus services and also provides car parking facilities. Even the Wollongong campus is walking distance from a nearest railway station. The UOW advocates sustainable transport and encourages students to either use bicycles or walk to the campus.