Category Archives: University of Wollongong

Contracting changes grow local business opportunities

Local industry involvement now a key selection criteria The University of Wollongong (UOW) is expanding opportunities for Illawarra businesses, with changed contracting practices included in several tenders currently open and more planned for coming months. The changes, foreshadowed in November 2017, make local industry involvement a key criterion when selecting managing contractors for major construction projects or service… Read More »

New high-strength steels can reduce vehicle emissions

High-performance lightweight materials ideal automotive and other manufacturing industries One of the most direct and effective ways to improve the fuel efficiency of vehicle – and thereby lower greenhouse gas emissions – is to reduce the vehicle’s weight. However, this can come at the cost of vehicle safety. For example, every 10 per cent reduction in total vehicle… Read More »

UOW calls on students, staff to consider public transport

Traffic delays expected for start of 2018 Autumn session. The University of Wollongong (UOW) is calling on staff and students to consider alternatives to driving when planning their travel to the Wollongong campus over the first few weeks of session, which commences next Monday (26 February). The University will be closely monitoring bus patronage and providing additional UOW… Read More »

Thousands of high school students to attend inaugural Festival of STEM and Entrepreneurship Emilie Wells Emilie Wells 19/02/2018Media Resources Emilie Wells, Media and Corporate Communications Officer, University of Wollongong Tel: 02 4221 5384 | Mob: 0427 225 657 | Email: UOW Media Office Tel: 02 4221 4227 | Email: Thousands of high school students to attend inaugural Festival of STEM and Entrepreneurship

UOW festival to focus on next generation of women in STEM. More than 2,300 local high school students will descend on the University of Wollongong’s (UOW) Innovation Campus this week for the inaugural UOW Festival of STEM and Entrepreneurship. Featuring key players from across UOW campuses, the Festival of STEM will deliver an extensive program of STEM-focused activities… Read More »

UOW surges in prestigious global subject rankings

Engineering a standout in annual QS World University Rankings By Subject The University of Wollongong (UOW) has strengthened its position on the global stage with the release of the prestigious Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings by Subject. Since 2011, the annual QS World University Rankings by Subject assess and rank the world’s top universities based on their… Read More »

Takuya Nozawa set to kick goals at UOW College

Japanese football star announced as UOW College Ambassador. Wollongong Wolves star recruit and Japanese football star Takuya Nozawa has today (Thursday 1 March) been officially announced as a UOW College International Student Ambassador. The announcement comes as the UOW College and Wollongong Wolves Football Club resign their sponsorship agreement for 2018, further cementing strong ties between the football… Read More »

UOW employee named Wollongong Woman of the Year

Aged only 26 at the time, life for Rebecca Lachlan (nee Schmidt) changed forever one fateful day in March 2008. It was at this stage in her life that Rebecca, who worked as an Administration Officer and was active in a range of sports including as a netball coach, suffered a blood clot to the brain stem resulting… Read More »