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Awards and Rankings

UOW is consistently ranked among the best modern universities in the world and is renowned for producing career-ready graduates that are in high demand across the globe. UOW is rated among the Top 10 Universities in Australia based on the QS World University Rankings of 2016.

Top 2% of universities in the world

  • 218th in the world – QS World University Rankings 2019
  • 201-250 band – Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019
  • 246th in the world – Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) 2017
  • 313th in the world – U.S. News Best Global Universities Ranking 2017
  • 264th in the world for research quality – 2016 Leiden Ranking

Globally ranked as one of the world's best modern universities

  • 16th in the world – QS Top 50 Under 50 Rankings 2019
  • 32nd in the world – Times Higher Education Young University Rankings 2018

Globally rated a five-star university

  • 5 Star rating - QS World University Rankings 2018
  • UOW is one of only two Australian universities – and the only publicly funded university - to achieve 5-stars in all student experience measures in the 2018 Good Universities Guide: Overall experience; Skills development; Student support; Teaching quality and Learning resources and learner engagement

Top 1% for graduates as rated by global employers

UOW is consistently ranked in the top 1% of universities in the world for the quality of our graduates in the 2019 QS Graduate Employability Rankings.

  • 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

Top 100 in the world 2019 Times Higher Education World Rankings by Subject 

  • Engineering

Top 100 in the world 2019 QS World Rankings by Subject 

  • Engineering - Civil


Top 150 in the world 2019 QS World Rankings by Subject 

  • Communication & Media Studies
  • Education

Top 200 in the world 2019 QS World Rankings by subject 

  • Engineering - Electrical
  • Accounting and Finance
  • Business and Management Studies

Top tier rankings in every discipline

  • Top tier rankings in every discipline category – Australian Government's Learning and Teaching Performance Fund 2008


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