University of Wollongong NSW, 2522 Australia (02) 4221 3555
  • Academic staff 865 (FTE academic, 2009)
  • Admin. staff 900 (FTE general, 2009)
  • Affiliations ASAIHL
  • Campus Urban, Parks
  • Chancellor Ms Jillian Broadbent AO
  • Established 1975 as an independent institution. (Can be traced back to a Division established in 1951 of the New South Wales University of Technology)
  • Location Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia
  • Postgraduates 8,454 (2009)
  • Type Public
  • Undergraduates 16,762 (2009)
  • Vice Chancellor Paul Wellings
  • Vice principal
The University of Wollongong (UOW) is a public university located in the coastal city of Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia, approximately 80 kilometres south of Sydney. As of 2009, the university had a total of 26,008 students enrolled, including 10,459 international students.The University of Wollongong was founded in 1951 when a division of the then New South Wales University of Technology (renamed the University of New South Wales in 1958) was established in Wollongong. In 1962 the division became the Wollongong University College. On the 1st January 1975, the University of Wollongong was incorporated by the New South Wales Parliament as an independent institution of higher learning consisting of five faculties (Engineering, Humanities, Mathematics, Sciences, and Social Sciences), with Professor Michael Birt as its inaugural Vice Chancellor. In 1976 Justice Robert Marsden Hope was installed as Chancellor of University.
We offer a wide range of accredited Masters degrees to help you take your career to the next level, as well as specialist Graduate Certificates and Graduate Diplomas. Our coursework degrees are focused and practical, developed in conjunction with industry, and our research degrees offer incredible flexibility supported by modern facilities. Undergraduate
Applied Ethics
Australian Studies
Community, Culture & Environment
English Studies
European Studies
Gender Studies
Community Health
Exercise Rehabilitation
ormation Technology
Computer Science
Information Systems
Information Technology
Asia Pacific Studies
Community, Culture & Environment
English Studies
Indigenous Studies
International Studies
The University comprises eight locations:
Wollongong Campus
Shoalhaven Campus, West Nowra
Education Centres
Batemans Bay Education Centre
Bega Education Centre
Loftus Education Centre
Moss Vale Education Centre
The Moss Vale Education centre opened a new building designed by Australian architect Glenn Murcutt in May 2007
Other locations
Innovation Campus (iC), Wollongong
Sydney Business School, Sydney.