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UOW excels in recent QS World University Rankings results

Monday, 5 September, 2016

The University of Wollongong (UOW) has continued its surge upwards in the QS World University Rankings, rising 25 places to 218th from its 2015 result of 243rd, placing it among Australia’s top 10 universities.

This year’s improvement comes after UOW achieved one of the biggest improvements of any university last year, jumping 40 places, in 2015.

Released in the United Kingdom, the 2016 QS World University Rankings showed UOW made improvements in several key performance indicators including academic reputation, faculty to student ratio and overall performance.

UOW Vice-Chancellor, Professor Paul Wellings CBE, said the trend of positive results in the annual QS rankings was the result of a sustained effort by staff across the institution in both research and teaching.

“We’re very proud to see the University of Wollongong again make a significant climb in international rankings and to be rated among the top 10 universities in Australia”.

“We have also continued to focus on providing our students with a quality education and a personalised experience that prepares them for their future careers, which is why our graduates continue to be highly sought after by employers”, he added.

UOW also scored outstanding results the Australia’s Good Universities Guide in teaching quality and student experiences.

The University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) campus has been operating in the UAE since 1993 and offers 34 nationally accredited, internationally recognised degree programs, all reflecting the quality standards of the Australian institution. All UOWD degrees are quality assured by UOW and students have the option to exchange their degree for a UOW testamur after successfully completing a program of study in Dubai.

The QS World University Rankings have been produced since 2004 and are considered among the world’s leading higher education league tables. Universities are ranked based on a wide range of measures including research citations, reputation, teaching, employability of its graduates and internationalisation. Global surveys and available data are being used to calculate the scores.