from the Vice-Chancellor

Welcome to the University of ý

UOW is a young, dynamic and innovative university that over its almost 50-year history has become one of the best of Australia’s new generation of universities.

UOW ranks 2nd nationally and 16th globally in the THE Young University Rankings. We were ranked equal 44th in the world, and 9th in Australia, in the 2024 edition of the prestigious Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Rankings, which are benchmarked against the United Nation Sustainable Development Goals.

These rankings reflect the underlying excellence of our teaching and research. We are justifiably among the top one per cent of universities in the world.

UOW will celebrate its 50th anniversary next year, when we will celebrate our significant contributions in teaching, research and academic excellence over five decades.

We have a strong reputation for creating a positive impact in our local and global communities through our teaching and research. This impact informs everything we do and shapes our university’s purpose now and for the years to come.

In addition to our research impact, we produce some of the world’s most employable graduates, by anticipating emerging workplace trends.

Through our researchers, students, graduates and staff, we’re working towards a more sustainable and equitable future for all. Now, more than ever, it’s our responsibility to continue to use our knowledge and influence for the betterment of society.

Our 50th anniversary next year will be an opportunity to celebrate the university’s past successes and to thank those who have contributed to them, while looking ahead with confidence to the positive contributions we can make over the next 50 years.

Professor John Dewar AO
Interim Vice-Chancellor and President,
University of ý.