Award Ranking

Global university rankings

Among the world’s top 200 universities
  • 188th – Aggregate Ranking of Top Universites (ARTU) 2019
  • 196th in the world – QS World University Rankings 2021 placed us in Top 10 in Oceania for research citation
Among the world’s top 250 universities
  • 220th – Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) 2019
  • 238th in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020
One of the best modern universities
  • 14th in the world – QS Top 50 Under 50 Rankings 2021
  • 26th in the world – Times Higher Education Young University Rankings 2020
Among the best in the Asia-Pacific
  • 37th – Times Higher Education Asia-Pacific University Rankings 2019
Global leader in social and economic impact
  • 31st in the world – Times Higher Education University Impact Rankings 2020, recognising UOW for its social and economic 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

Nature Index 2020
  • Top 10 institutions in Australia
Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) 2019
  • Energy Science and Engineering (39th)
QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020
  • Mineral and Mining Engineering (24th)
CEO Magazine’s Global Executive MBA Rankings 2020
  • Master of Business Administration – MBA (38th)

Top 100 in the world

QS Global Executive MBA Rankings 2020
  • 94th globally for Master of Business Administration (Executive) – EMBA
QS Business Masters Ranking 2020
  • 74th globally for Masters in Management
Times Higher Education 2020
  • Law (78th worldwide)
  • Engineering and Technology (91st worldwide, 6th in Australia and 3rd in New South Wales)
QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020
  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Materials Science
  • Nursing
Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) 2019
  • Atmospheric Science
  • Civil Engineering
  • Geography
  • Hospitality and Tourism Management
  • Materials Science and engineering
  • Metallurgical Engineering
  • Mining and Mineral Engineering
  • Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
  • Transportation Science and Technology
Top 50
  • Energy Science and Engineering (27th)
  • Mineral and Mining Engineering (42th)
Top 200
  • Political Sciences

Top 150 in the world

Times Higher Education 2020
  • Education
QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020
  • Earth and Marine Sciences
  • Education
  • Geography
  • Law
  • Statistics and Operational Research
Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) 2019
  • Chemistry
  • Education
  • Instruments Science and Technology
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Nursing

Top 200 in the world

QS Global MBA Rankings 2020
  • Top 200 globally – Top 10 in Oceania
CWTS Leiden Rankings
  • Top 200 (188th) globally for Scientific Impact in Social Sciences and Humanities
Times Higher Education 2020
  • Arts and Humanities
  • Physical Sciences
QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020
  • Philosophy
  • Computer Science and Information Systems
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Accounting and Finance
  • Business and Management Studies
  • Communication and Media Studies
  • Economics and Econometrics
  • Sociology

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.