Award Ranking

Global university rankings

Among the world’s top 250 universities

212th in the world – QS World University Rankings 2020
201-250 band – Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019
246th – Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) 2018

One of the best modern universities

16th in the world – QS Top 50 Under 50 Rankings 2020
29th in the world – Times Higher Education Young University Rankings 2019

Global leader in social and economic impact

Ranked equal 13th in the world – Times Higher Education University Impact Rankings 2019

Among the best in the Asia-Pacific

37th – Times Higher Education Asia-Pacific University Rankings 2018

Top-rated Graduates

Top 1 % – QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2018
  • UOW is consistently ranked in the top 1% of universities in the world for the quality of our graduates
  • Rated 23rd in the world for graduate employment rates
  • Rated 148th in the world for partnerships with employers
  • Ranked in the 181-190 band overall
One of the best in NSW – QILT 2018 Employer Satisfaction Survey
  • The 2018 QILT Employer Satisfaction Survey ranked employers’ overall satisfaction with UOW graduates at 87.8% (85% national average), placing UOW 3rd in Australia for public universities, and 2nd in NSW overall.

Global subject rankings

Top 50 in the world

Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) 2018
  • Energy Science and Engineering (44th)
QS World University Rankings by Subject 2019
  • Engineering – Mineral and Mining (17th)

Top 100 in the world

Times Higher Education 2019
  • Law (90th worldwide, 12th in Australia and 4th in New South Wales)
  • Engineering and Technology (87th worldwide, 6th in Australia and 2nd in New South Wales)
QS World University Rankings by Subject 2019
  • Materials Science
  • Engineering – Civil and Structural
  • Nursing
Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) 2018
  • Civil Engineering
  • Nanoscience & Nanotechnology
  • Transportation Science & Technology
  • Mining & Mineral Engineering
  • Metallurgical Engineering
  • Education
  • Hospitality & Tourism Management

Top 150 in the world

Times Higher Education 2019
  • Education
QS World University Rankings by Subject 2019
  • Communication and Media Studies
  • Earth and Marine Studies
  • Education
  • Geography
Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) 2018
  • Atmospheric Science
  • Geography
  • Instruments Science & Technology
  • Materials Science & Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

Top 200 in the world

Times Higher Education 2019
  • Business and Economics
  • Arts and Humanities
  • Physical Sciences
QS World University Rankings by Subject 2019
  • Accounting and Finance
  • Agriculture and Forestry
  • Business and Management Studies
  • Chemistry
  • Economics and Econometrics
  • Engineering – Electrical and Electronic
  • English Language and Literature
  • Environmental Science
  • Law
  • Social Sciences and Management

Global teaching excellence

The University of Wollongong has been recognised among the world’s best institutions for teaching excellence, receiving a Spotlight Award in the 2018 Global Teaching Excellence Award.

UOW was the only Australian university to be listed as a finalist for the prestigious Global Teaching Excellence Award (GTEA) for two consecutive years.