UOW secures Stellar Rankings among Global Young and World Universities
Wednesday, 05 July, 2023
The University of Wollongong (UOW) proudly celebrates multiple distinctions in global university rankings, attaining 30th place worldwide and 3rd in Australia in the prestigious Times Higher Education (THE) Young University Rankings, as well as achieving its highest ever ranking of 162nd in the globally acclaimed QS World University Rankings.
UOW's significant leap by 23 places in the QS World University Rankings reflects its commitment to research excellence, sustainability, international collaborations, and diversity, placing it in the top one per cent of universities worldwide. Notably, the university also earned a QS 5+ Star Rating for its exceptional student offerings, underlining its commitment to providing a world-class education.
The THE Young University Rankings, which assesses universities under 50 years old, evaluates institutions based on a variety of criteria, including teaching, research output, industry engagement, international outlook, and academic reputation. The 2023 announcement places UOW in a commendable position among more than 600 institutions assessed worldwide.
UOW Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Patricia M. Davidson lauded these achievements. "We are delighted with our outstanding global rankings and the QS 5+ Star Rating, which are testament to the unwavering dedication and exceptional talent within the UOW community," she said. “We remain committed to fostering research excellence, promoting sustainability, and nurturing international collaborations. Our mission continues to be to push the boundaries of knowledge, cultivate a culture of innovation, and empower our students to become global leaders."
UOW demonstrated robust performance in the THE Young University Rankings, with exceptional achievements across various subject areas, including physical sciences, engineering and technology, law, and education. It also ranked highly in archaeology, geography, architecture, sport science, psychology, civil engineering, law, and education.
Equally impressive was UOW's equal 75th global rank for sustainability in the QS World University Rankings, demonstrating the institution's commitment to environmental and social impact in research and education. UOW's dedication to sustainable practices shines through its initiatives, such as the Sustainable Buildings Research Centre (SBRC), Early Start, and the Australian National Centre for Ocean Resources and Security (ANCORS).
UOW's multicultural environment, bolstered by its diverse international staff, led to an impressive global ranking of 146 for International Faculty. UOW's success in the new International Research Network indicator further highlights the strength of its global research collaborations.
These successes add to UOW's recent notable performances in other rankings like THE Impact Rankings, QS Star Ratings, and QILT Student Experience Survey, reaffirming the university's relentless commitment to transformative education, world-class research, and global impact.