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Awards and Rankings – University of Wollongong, Australia

The University of Wollongong Australia worked hard to become one of the world’s most respected young universities.

The University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD), a member of the University of Wollongong Australia global network, plays a lead role in learning, discovery and innovation in the United Arab Emirates and aspires to transform the lives of the people in the region and the world we live in.

Global university rankings

Among the world's top 200 universities

  • 184th - Aggregate Ranking of Top Universities (ARTU) 2020
  • 193rd - QS World University Rankings 2022

Among the world's top 250 universities

  • 225th - Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) 2020
  • 231st - Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2021
  • 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
  • 26th in the world – Times Higher Education Young University Rankings 2020

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 rated in the top 200 universities in the world for the quality of our graduates
  • Rated 62nd in the world for graduate employment rates
  • Rated 128th in the world for partnerships with employers
  • Ranked in the 171-180 band overall

Global subject rankings

Top 100 in the World

Times Higher Education World University Rankings by Subject 2021

  • Engineering and Technology (92nd)

QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021

  • Civil and Structural Engineering 
  • Nursing

Global Ranking of Academic Subjects (ShanghaiRanking) 2021

  • Civil Engineering

Top 150 in the World

QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021

  • Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering & Technology

Global Ranking of Academic Subjects (ShanghaiRanking) 2021

  • Nursing

Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) 2019

  • Education
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Nursing

Top 200 in the World

Times Higher Education World University Rankings by Subject 2021

  • Education

QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021

  • Communication and Media Studies
  • Education
  • Mechanical Engineering

Global Ranking of Academic Subjects (ShanghaiRanking) 2021

  • Computer Science & Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • 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.

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