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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 participate in the upcoming 2022 UGPN Conference.

UGPN’s annual conference is coming up from March 14-24 with sessions and workshops held each day from 5-6 p.m. EST. This conference is open and free to all NC State students, faculty and staff.

The program will include a mix of plenary and breakout sessions and workshops to explore the following Research Themes: Energy Futures; Urban Resilience; Global Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (Global WaSH) and Sustainable and Inclusive Approaches to Battle Health Inequalities. Other topics include Innovation Themes & Special Interest Groups: Embedding Sustainability into Curriculum Design and Delivery; University Operationalization of Sustainability: Best Practice; Student and Staff Mobility; and Collaborative Education. Find the agenda here.

The conference brings together delegates from UGPN member institutions to promote and facilitate innovative collaborations in research and education. The event provides an opportunity to hear from senior academics and professional service staff key research areas for the network as well as on salient topics in Higher Education. 

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.