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University of Wollongong
UOW Smart Infrastructure Facility.jpg
Motto Stands For Purpose
Type Public university
Established Founded in 1951 as a Division of the New South Wales University of Technology (established in 1975 as an independent institution)
Endowment A$543 million (2011)
Academic staff
936 (FTE academic, 2011)
Administrative staff
1006 (FTE general, 2011)
Undergraduates 19,291 (2011)
Postgraduates 8,781 (2011)
Location , ,
34°24′24″S 150°52′46″E / 34.40667°S 150.87944°E / -34.40667; 150.87944
Campus Urban, Parks 82.4 ha
Colours Blue, Gold, Red                    
Affiliations AACSB, ACU, AEN, ASAIHL, AUC, IAU, Universities Australia, Group of Eight (engineering associate)
Mascot Baxter The Duck

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. In 2014, over 37,000 students are studying in the University, including over 11,600 international students.

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


The University has five campuses and four education centres:


  • Wollongong Campus, Wollongong
  • Shoalhaven Campus, Shoalhaven

Other Campuses

  • Sydney Business School, Sydney

Overseas Campus

Education Centres

  • 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

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