Partner Profile: University of Wollongong

The annual University Global Partnership Network (UGPN) conference is coming up in April, and we’re learning more about the strategic partners that will be visiting our campus to foster academic exchange and research collaboration.

The University of Wollongong (UOW) is a member of the UGPN and a strategic partner of NC State. The university is a research-intensive institution in New South Wales, Australia with an outstanding reputation for its learning environments across a broad range of disciplines.

The university and the city of Wollongong are thriving international communities, welcoming international students into a vast range of course work and research programs and the relaxed and friendly lifestyle of the region. Fields of study available at UOW include creative arts, Asian studies, business, history, education, computer science and the hard sciences.

NC State has a student exchange agreement with UOW and frequently sends students abroad in various programs. NC State student Roman Fendrich recently studied abroad at UOW and found the university welcoming and friendly.

Beyond study abroad, NC State faculty connect with their counterparts at UOW through research collaboration.

Through the UGPN, the researchers from NC State, Wollongong, the University of Sao Paolo, and the University of Surrey have collaborated on projects such as the BIOBURN project. Led by Dr. Yang Zhang on the NC State side, BIOBURN aims to study the impact of emissions on urban environments.

The Office of Global Engagement will welcome delegations from all universities in the UGPN on April 1-3 to discuss past collaborative research projects and formulate strategic initiatives for the future. If you are interested in attending, please register for the conference.