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University of Wollongong

1.Overview of the institution

University of Wollongong’s first taught class was in 1951. Today, they connect bright minds from across 141 countries. The university has 213 academic and research collaborations globally, and about 171 study abroad and student exchange contracts that benefit their students who wish to get a complete international education and exposure.

2.Location and facilities

The university has several campuses in Australia. Wollongong Campus is the main campus and is located on the outskirts of Wollongong, on the New South Wales coast. The other campuses are Shoalhaven Campus, Innovation Campus and Sydney Business School which is located in Sydney’s CBD area. Wollongong also has two international campuses in Dubai and South Korea.

The Innovation Campus or IC is a centre of Australian innovation and research.

Apart from the teaching and research buildings, the campuses have a number of restaurants and bars for students to relax at as well as indoor sports centres and gymnasium. For students who would like to get out of the indoors, the university also has an Olympic-standard swimming pool and other outdoor sports fields.

3.Departments/Subject areas

Faculty of Business (BUS)

  • School of Accounting, Economics and Finance

  • School of Management, Operations and Marketing

  • Sydney Business School

Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences (EIS)

  • School of Civil, Mining and Environmental Engineering

  • School of Physics

  • School of Mechanical, Materials and Mechatronic Engineering

  • School of Electrical, Computer and Telecommunications Engineering

  • School of Computer Science and Software Engineering

  • School of Information Systems and Technology

  • School of Mathematics and Applied Statistics

  • SMART Infrastructure Facility

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts (LHA)

  • School of the Arts, English and Media

  • School of Humanities and Social Inquiry

  • School of Law

Faculty of Science, Medicine and Health (SMAH)

  • School of Biological Sciences

  • School of Chemistry

  • School of Earth and Environmental Sciences

  • School of Medicine

  • School of Nursing and Midwifery

  • Illawarra Health and Medical Research Institute

Faculty of Social Sciences (SOC)

  • School of Education

  • School of Health and Society

  • Department of Geography and Sustainable Communities

  • School of Psychology


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5. Rankings

2014 QS World University Rankings: 283rd in the world

2014 Times Higher Education Ranking: 276 - 300

2014 Academic Rankings of World Universities: 301 – 400 in the world

2014 Academic Rankings of World Universities: 10- 18 in Australia

2014 QS Top 50 Under 50 Rankings: 22nd in the world

2014 Times Higher Education Top 100 under 50 Rankings: 33rd in the world

6. Careers: Unique student support

The Career Central helps students get focused on their career. They organise and run career conferences, professional industry expos and live Employer Information sessions for students. Focus 2 is an online service that helps students get career-ready while concentrating on 5 areas. These 5 areas are career readiness, career exploration, self-assessment, career portfolio and decision making. The Edge is a similar service that helps students get job-ready and teaches them how to lay the foundations of looking for and applying to the right kinds of jobs.