Global university rankings

Among the world’s top 200 universities
  • 193rd – QS World University Rankings 2022
  • 196th in the world – QS World University Rankings 2021 placed us in Top 10 in Oceania for research citation
  • 184th – Aggregate Ranking of Top Universities (ARTU) 2020
Among the world’s top 250 universities
  • 242nd – Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) 2021
  • 221st – Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2022
  • 214th – U.S. News Best Global Universities Rankings 2021
One of the best modern universities
  • 14th in the world – QS Top 50 Under 50 Rankings 2021
  • 23rd in the world – Times Higher Education Young University Rankings 2021
Among the best in the Asia-Pacific
  • 37th – Times Higher Education Asia-Pacific University Rankings 2019
Global leader in social and economic impact
  • 6th in the world – Times Higher Education University Impact Rankings 2021, recognising UOW’s impact, based on the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals.
A five-star university
  • 5+ star rating – QS World University Rankings 2021

Top-rated graduates

Top 200 – QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2020
  • UOW is consistently ranked in the top 200 universities in the world for the quality of our graduates
  • Ranked 62nd in the world for graduate employment rates
  • Ranked 128th in the world for partnerships with employers
  • Ranked in the 171-180 band overall

Global subject rankings

Top 50 in the world

Global Ranking of Academic Subjects (ShanghaiRanking) 2021
  • Energy Science and Engineering (20th)
  • Mechanical Engineering (47th)
QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021
  • Mineral and Mining Engineering (28th)
CEO Magazine’s Global Executive MBA Rankings 2020
  • Master of Business Administration – MBA (38th)

Top 100 in the world

Times Higher Education World University Rankings by Subject 2021
  • Engineering and Technology (92nd)
  • Law (74th)
QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021
  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Materials Science (63rd)
  • Nursing
QS Business Masters Ranking 2020
  • 74th globally for Masters in Management
QS Global Executive MBA Rankings 2020
  • 94th globally for Master of Business Administration (Executive) – EMBA
Global Ranking of Academic Subjects (ShanghaiRanking) 2021
  • Geography
  • Civil Engineering
  • Instruments Science and Technology
  • Materials Science and Engineering
  • Metallurgical Engineering
  • Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
  • Mining and Mineral Engineering
Top 50
  • Energy Science and Engineering (27th)
  • Mineral and Mining Engineering (42th)
Top 200
  • Political Sciences

Top 150 in the world

Times Higher Education World University Rankings by Subject 2021
  • Arts and Humanities
  • Physical Sciences
QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021
  • Archaeology
  • Earth and Marine Sciences
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Engineering & Technology
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • Geophysics
  • Law
  • Sports-related subjects
  • Statistics and Operational Research
Global Ranking of Academic Subjects (ShanghaiRanking) 2021
  • Atmospheric Science
  • Chemistry
  • Hospitality and Tourism Management
  • Nursing

Top 200 in the world

Times Higher Education World University Rankings by Subject 2021
  • Education
QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021
  • Chemistry
  • Communication and Media Studies
  • Education
  • Environmental Sciences.
  • Mechanical, Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Psychology
  • Philosophy
Global Ranking of Academic Subjects (ShanghaiRanking) 2021
  • Political Sciences
  • Electrical & Electronic Engineering
  • Automation & Control
  • Computer Science & Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Transportation Science & Technology
  • Education

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.