Congratulations On Five Star Rating For UOW


Sharon Bird today congratulated the University of Wollongong (UoW) on achieving 50 stars across the various categories in the 2016 Good Universities Guide – outperforming all other universities in the country.


“This is a great achievement for the University of Wollongong and for our region.  The University is continuously striving for, and attaining, great results up against some of the more prestigious Universities here in Australia,” Sharon Bird said.


“Earlier this week it was announced that UoW’s ranking had risen from 329th to 262 in the world in the Academic Ranking of World Universities.  This saw UoW move from 13th in Australia to 10th place – behind the Group of Eight universities and Macquarie University.


“As one of the biggest employers in the region, I am very proud of the drive and dedication of the leadership and staff  at UoW in turning our local Uni into a centre of excellence and innovation. 


“This week Stephen Jones and I had the pleasure of hosting a delegation from UoW, including Brand Ambassador Adam Gilchrist, at Parliament House in Canberra.  They were in Canberra to brief Ministers and Shadow Ministers of the activities of UoW both domestically and internationally including their work in the areas of support for start-ups and STEM education and their work with Adam Gilchrist in promoting Australia as an education destination in India. 


“The UoW’s work in India with Adam has been recognised by the Government with the announcement this week of his appointment as Australia’s Education Ambassador to India.


“I congratulate the University of Wollongong on their latest achievements and look forward to working with them to progress their plans well into the future.




Photo of Sharon Bird and Stephen Jones in Canberra this week with Opposition Leader Bill Shorten, Vice Chancellor Prof Paul Wellings CBE and UoW Brand Ambassador Adam Gilchrist AM.