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Partner Profile: University of Wollongong

Established in 1951, the University of Wollongong (UOW) has rapidly become one of the top global universities and is a premier research institution in Australia. The university is ranked in the top 200 of the QS World University Rankings as well as in the 201-250 range for the Times Higher Education World Ranking. The University consists of four Faculties: Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities, Business and Law, Engineering and Information Sciences, and Science, Medicine and Health.

While located about 50 miles south of Sydney on a spectacular stretch of the southern New South Wales coast, the City of Wollongong and the University are thriving international communities, welcoming international students into a wide range of academic and research programs. In addition to its campus in Wollongong, UOW delivers transnational global education programs in a number of locations across the globe, including Dubai, Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia and China, providing opportunities for students to obtain a UOW degree outside Australia. UOW’s total enrollment (2019) was more than 36,000 students, including those in offshore programs.

As a member of the University Global Partnership Network (UGPN) along with NC State, the Universidade de São Paulo (Brazil), and the University of Surrey (UK), UOW will host the upcoming 2021 UGPN Conference. The major theme for the annual conference is Resilient Universities that will include a focus on three important sub-themes: Industries for the Future, Health and Wellbeing and Sustainable Planet.

Due to the impacts of the global pandemic, the conference this year will be virtual and held over the four days: March 22-25, 2021. It will consist of plenary sessions, concurrent theme-based United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) workshops as well as resiliency sessions that address topics such as Innovations in Remote Learning and Hybrid Education, Student Mobility and Mission Continuity.

Look for more information in our bi-weekly newsletter GlobalEyes.

The University Global Partnership Network (UGPN) sets out to create a foundation for international collaboration enabling academics, researchers, staff and students to work together on issues of global importance.