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University of Wollongong

Motto Excellence Innovation Diversity
Established 1951
Type Public
Chancellor Mr Michael Codd, AC
Vice-Chancellor Professor Gerard Sutton
Faculty 1477 (full-time staff)
Undergraduates 14,904[1]
Postgraduates 7,140
Location Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia
Campus Urban, 82.4 ha (824,000 m²)
Colours Blue, Gold & Red                    
Affiliations ASAIHL
Website www.uow.edu.au

The University of Wollongong is a large University with approximately 21,000 students in the city of Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia. It is located on the coast about 80 kilometres south of Sydney. The University is consistently ranked amongst the leading universities [weasel words] in Australia and is the only Australian university ever to have been awarded the University of the Year award in two consecutive years by the Good Universities Guides - in 1999/2000 for "Outstanding Research and Development Partnerships" (joint winner) and 2000/2001 for "Preparing Graduates for the e-world" (joint winner).[citation needed] Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... For other uses, see Motto (disambiguation). ... The date of establishment or date of founding of an institution is the date on which that institution chooses to claim as its starting point. ... Year 1951 (MCMLI) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This does not cite its references or sources. ... A Chancellor is the head of a university. ... A Vice-Chancellor (commonly called the VC) of a university in the United Kingdom, other Commonwealth countries, and some universities in Hong Kong, is the de facto head of the university. ... A faculty is a division within a university. ... In some educational systems, undergraduate education is post-secondary education up to the level of a Bachelors degree. ... Degree ceremony at Cambridge. ... Look up Wollongong in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... “NSW” redirects here. ... Cities with at least a million inhabitants in 2006 An urban area is an area with an increased density of human-created structures in comparison to the areas surrounding it. ... School colors are the colors chosen by a school to represent it on uniforms and other items of identification. ... The Association of Southeast Asian Institutions of Higher Learning or ASAIHL is a non-governmental organization founded in 1956 to assist higher learning institutions in strengthening themselves through a mutual self help and to achieve international distinction in teaching, research and public service. ... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos and other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML... Wollongong is an industrial city located on the eastern coast of Australia in the state of New South Wales. ... “NSW” redirects here. ... This article is about the metropolitan area in Australia. ...



The University of Wollongong was founded in 1951 when a Division of the then New South Wales University of Technology (re-named the University of New South Wales in 1958) was established in Wollongong. After ten years the Division became the Wollongong University College. Year 1951 (MCMLI) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... On the steps leading to the Scientia Building. ... Uniwalk is the main walkway stretching through the whole Kensingtion campus The University of New South Wales, also known as UNSW or colloquially as New South, is a university situated in Kensington, a suburb in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. ...

In 1975, the University of Wollongong was incorporated by the New South Wales Parliament as an independent institution of higher learning. In 1978 the computer science faculty developed a version of Unix for the Interdata 7/32 called UNSW 01, this was the first non-PDP Unix. In 1982, the University amalgamated with the Wollongong Institute of Higher Education, which, in 1962, had originated as the Wollongong Teachers’ College. The merger formed the basis of the contemporary university, which continues to grow and thrive. The Parliaments of the Australian states and territories are legislative bodies within the federal framework of the Commonwealth of Australia. ... Filiation of Unix and Unix-like systems Unix (officially trademarked as UNIX®) is a computer operating system originally developed in 1969 by a group of AT&T employees at Bell Labs including Ken Thompson, Dennis Ritchie and Douglas McIlroy. ... The Interdata 7/32 and 8/32 were 32-bit minicomputers developed by Interdata in the 1970s. ...


The University of Wollongong Student Association produces the magazine Tertangala, and many other services including representation, advocacy and student support. Postgraduate representation is provided by the Wollongong University Postgraduate Association, a member of the Council of Australian Postgraduate Associations. Wollongong UniCentre, an on-campus organisation and controlled entity of the University, provides the social and commercial infrastructure on the campus, administering the UniBar, student clubs and interest groups, food outlets, entertainment and activities, a shop and other student services. Tertangala is the magazine of the University of Wollongong Undergraduate Students Association (WUSA)[1] // The magazine features student investigative and feature articles, news, artwork, opinion, film and music reviews, as well as interviews and editorials. ... The Council of Australian Postgraduate Associations, or CAPA, is the peak representative body for postgraduate students in Australia. ...

The geographical and social centre of the University is the Duck Pond Lawn, and its surrounding Unibar, eateries and other facilities.

The Unibar is an area where many students are able to share lunch, talk with friends, and listen to music. The UniBar building was opened by Colin Markham MP, Simon Zulian Student Rep, Nigel Pennington UniCentre GM and Gerard Sutton VC on 14 May 2001. The UniBar has since won numerous awards including the Major Award and the Public Building Award of the Architectural Design Awards held in Wollongong in 2003, the "ACUMA" award for Best New Campus Facility and the Master Builders Award for Excellence in Construction by Camarda and Cantril. [citation needed]

A variety of transport options are available to reach the university. These include rail services, bus services, cycle-paths, access roads and parking. Parking is limited and subject to availability in which case the university recommends alternative transport options mentioned.

Campus Locations

The University extends to nine campuses and education centres:

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The University offers a range of accommodation options including:

  • University managed or affiliated residences (catered or self–catered):
    • Campus East
    • Graduate House
    • Gundi
    • International House
    • Kooloobong
    • Keiraview
    • Weerona College


The University has nine faculties: Arts; Commerce; Creative Arts; Education; Engineering; Health & Behavioural Sciences; Informatics; Law; and Science. The Arts is a broad subdivision of culture, comprised of many expressive disciplines. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Creative Arts is an academic discipline that is generally used as an umbrella for Dramatic Arts/Theatre Arts (Dramaturgy), Music (Music theory, Music history, Musicology), and Visual arts. ... Engineering is the applied science of acquiring and applying knowledge to design, analysis, and/or construction of works for practical purposes. ... Informatics includes the science of information, the practice of information processing, and the engineering of information systems. ... For other uses, see Law (disambiguation). ... Part of a scientific laboratory at the University of Cologne. ...

Faculty of Arts

  • The Faculty of Arts occupies building 19 and comprises three schools:
  • School of English Literatures, Philosophy & Languages
  • School of History & Politics
  • School of Social Sciences, Media and Communication

Faculty of Creative Arts

  • The Faculty of Creative Arts occupies building 25 and comprises three schools:
  • School of Journalism and Creative Writing
  • School of Music and Drama
  • School of Art and Design

Faculty of Engineering

The Faculty of Engineering offers a number of engineering disciplines including:

Physics also operates from the Engineering Faculty. Mining Engineering is a field that involves many of the other engineering disciplines as applied to extracting and processing minerals from a naturally occurring environment. ... The Falkirk Wheel in Scotland. ... Environmental engineering[1][2] is the application of science and engineering principles to improve the environment (air, water, and/or land resources), to provide healthy water, air, and land for human habitation and for other organisms, and to remediate polluted sites. ... Mechanical Engineering is an engineering discipline that involves the application of principles of physics for analysis, design, manufacturing, and maintenance of mechanical systems. ... Materials engineering is a discipline related to materials science which focusses on materials design, processing techniques (casting, rolling, welding, ion implantation, crystal growth, thin film deposition, sintering, glassblowing, etc. ...

Electrical, Computer and Telecommunication Engineering are taught at the university but are a part of the Informatics Faculty.

Faculty of Science

The comprises three schools:

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UOW is a prominent member of the Apple University Consortium (AUC) hosting the AUC Australian website found at http://www.auc.edu.au or http://auc.uow.edu.au. Additionally, UOW has access to Apple Macintosh labs in SCSSE Faculty of Informatics Bdg 3 (3rd Year Labs), Faculty of Creative Arts (Multimedia Labs) and Apple computers in the ITS General computing labs in Building 17 (Jupiter, Orion and Endor Labs) at the Wollongong Campus. The Apple University Consortium is a partnership between Apple (computer) Australia and a number of Australian universities. ...

Notable alumni & alumnae

Estelle Asmodelle Estelle Asmodelle (born April 22, 1964), previously commonly known as Estelle Maria Croot, is an Australian model, belly dancer, writer and actress. ... Julian Dana William McMahon (born 27 July 1968) is a Golden Globe- nominated Australian actor and former fashion model. ... Rt Hon William McMahon Sir William McMahon (February 23, 1908 &#8211; March 31, 1988), Australian politician and 20th Prime Minister of Australia, was born in Sydney, New South Wales, where his father was a lawyer. ... Dr Karl Kruszelnicki is a scientist, although best known as an author and science commentator on Australian radio and television. ... mez (Mary-Anne Breeze) is an Australian net artist working also under the identities or, as she calls them, avatars netwurker, data[h!bleeder, ms post modemism, mezflesque. ... Ben Creagh (born February 6, 1985 in Blacktown, New South Wales) is an Australian rugby league player for the St. ... John Tranter is an Australian poet. ... Dr Stephen Paul Martin (born in Wollongong, New South Wales on June 24, 1948) is a politician. ... Van Badham is a playwright known as the enfant terrible of Australian theatre. ... Wendy Richardson, OAM (born 1933) is one of Australias most popular playwrights, best known as the author of Windy Gully. ... Kate Bell is an Australian actress. ... Blue Water High opening title card Blue Water High is an Australian, German co-produced television drama series, broadcast on ABC Television. ... Bill Neskovski (20 January 1964 - 25 November 1989) Macedonian-Australian playwright and actor. ... B. Sandhya is a female police officer in Kerala, India. ... Bundit Ungrangsee is an international symphonic conductor. ... Victoria as Emily in The Caterpillar Wish Victoria Thaine is an Australian actress and playwright. ... The Caterpillar Wish (also known as Caterpillar Wish) is a 2006 Australian coming-of-age film, directed by Sandra Sciberras and starring and ensemble cast including Victoria Thaine, Susie Porter and Philip Quast. ... Dan Ginnane (b. ... Triple M is a network of radio stations owned by the Austereo Radio Network. ... ESPN/ESPN-DT, formerly an acronym for Entertainment and Sports Programming Network, is an [[United States|Amer<nowiki>Insert non-formatted text here--68. ...

Notable faculty

Alan Wearne (born 1948) is an Australian poet. ... Dr Paul Nulsen is an astronomer, who works at the University of Wollongong. ... Willy Susilo is an Associate Professor in the School of Computer Science and Software Engineering, Faculty of Informatics in University of Wollongong, Australia. ... Image:Rei-Safavi-Naini. ...


  1. ^ Figures sourced from the University of Wollongong Key Statistics webpage.. Retrieved on 2007-06-15.
  2. ^ http://research.binghamton.edu/faculty/sadik/sadik.htm
  3. ^ The Sydney Morning Herald, May 11 2005, 'Roller Coasters',. Retrieved on 2007-09-12.
  4. ^ http://media.uow.edu.au/news/2007/0525d/index.html#

Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st Century. ... is the 166th day of the year (167th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st Century. ... is the 255th day of the year (256th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...

External links

  • Official Website of University of Wollongong
  • Official Website of Wollongong College

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