University of Wollongong (UOW) Malaysia KDU Rankings, Awards & Achievements

List of Rankings, Awards & Achievements for University of Wollongong (UOW) Malaysia KDU, Utropolis Glenmarie

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The University of Wollongong (UOW) is an global network of campuses, students, graduates and academics. Beyond Australia, UOW delivers transnational global education programs to its campuses in Dubai, Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia and China, providing opportunities for students to gain a UOW degree outside Australia.

Studying at UOW is bigger than a degree, as a UOW student, you become part of one of the world’s most respected young universities. This mean connecting with people, ideas and knowledge from across the globe. Students can now study at one of Australia’s award-winning and top ranked universities in Malaysia at the University of Wollongong (UOW) Malaysia KDU in Utropolis Glenmarie. Find out how getting a top ranked Australian university education can shape you and impact your future career.

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One of Australia’s Best Universities has arrived in Malaysia

Top Ranked Australian University Education at University of Wollongong (UOW) Malaysia KDU, Utropolis Glenmarie

Top Ranked Australian University Education at University of Wollongong (UOW) Malaysia KDU, Utropolis Glenmarie

In January 2015, UOW Malaysia KDU University College moved to its new flagship campus at Utropolis Glenmarie, with its state-of-the-art facilities and a contemporary teaching and learning environment. UOW Malaysia KDU University College offers a wide range of programs at Certificate, Diploma, Degree and Masters levels, and has introduced home-grown degree programs that are at the forefront of growing industries, reflecting its promise of being a real-world university meeting real-world needs. These include hospitality, tourism and culinary arts, game development and computing, communications and creative arts, business, as well as engineering.

UOW Malaysia KDU University College is a GBI (Green Building Index) certified-rated campus with 16.3% green footprint (local authority requirement is 10%). The tobacco smoke-free campus has naturally-ventilated courtyards and corridors, and is fitted with energy-efficient centralised chilled water air-conditioning system, Advanced Building Management System with scheduling capabilities, energy-efficient light fittings, demand-controlled ventilation, rain-water harvesting system, amongst many others.

In November 2018, KDU entered into a strategic partnership with UOW Global Enterprises, a wholly-owned subsidiary of University of Wollongong Australia. Subsequently, in November 2019, the name of the college and university colleges were changed to reflect the stewardship of the University of Wollongong and they are now known as UOW Malaysia KDU.

University of Wollongong (UOW) Global university rankings Rankings

University of Wollongong is a top ranked university in New South Wales, Australia

University of Wollongong is a top ranked university in New South Wales, Australia

University of Wollongong’s success is reflected in global awards and rankings, where UOW graduates and teachers are recognised as some of the best in the world, and the University as a whole is ranked among the top 200.

Among the world’s top 200 universities

  • 188th – Aggregate Ranking of Top Universites (ARTU) 2019
  • 196th in the world – QS World University Rankings 2021

Among the world’s top 250 universities

  • 212th in the world – QS World University Rankings 2020
  • 201-250 band – Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020
  • 220th – Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) 2019

One of the best modern universities

  • 14th in the world – QS Top 50 Under 50 Rankings 2021
  • 26th in the world – Times Higher Education Young University Rankings 2020

Global leader in social and economic impact

  • 31st in the world – Times Higher Education University Impact Rankings 2020, recognising UOW for its social and economic impact, based on the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals.
  • Ranked equal 13th in the world – Times Higher Education University Impact Rankings 2019

Among the best in the Asia-Pacific

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  • 37th – Times Higher Education Asia-Pacific University Rankings 2019

A five-star university

  • 5+ star rating – QS World University Rankings 2021

Top-rated graduates

  • Top 200 – QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2020
  • UOW is consistently rated in the top 200 universities in the world for the quality of our graduates
  • Rated 62nd in the world for graduate employment rates
  • Rated 128th in the world for partnerships with employers
  • Ranked in the 171-180 band overall

One of the best in New South Wales – QILT 2018 Employer Satisfaction Survey

  • The 2018 QILT Employer Satisfaction Survey ranked employers’ overall satisfaction with UOW graduates at 87.8% (85% national average), placing UOW 3rd in Australia for public universities, and 2nd in NSW overall.

Global subject rankings

Top 50 in the world

  • Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) 2019
    • Energy Science and Engineering (39th)
  • QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020
    • Mineral and Mining Engineering (24th)
  • CEO Magazine’s Global Executive MBA Rankings 2020
    • Master of Business Administration – MBA (38th)

TOP 100 IN THE WORLD

  • Times Higher Education 2020
    • Law (78th worldwide)
    • Engineering and Technology (91st worldwide, 6th in Australia and 3rd in New South Wales)
  • QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020
    • Civil and Structural Engineering
    • Materials Science
    • Nursing
  • Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) 2019
    • Atmospheric Science
    • Civil Engineering
    • Geography
    • Hospitality and Tourism Management
    • Materials Science and engineering
    • Metallurgical Engineering
    • Mining & Mineral Engineering
    • Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
    • Transportation Science & Technology

TOP 150 IN THE WORLD

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  • Times Higher Education 2020
    • Education
  • QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020
    • Earth and Marine Sciences
    • Education
    • Geography
    • Law
    • Statistics and Operational Research
  • Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) 2019
    • Chemistry
    • Education
    • Instruments Science & Technology
    • Mechanical Engineering
    • Nursing

TOP 200 IN THE WORLD

  • Times Higher Education 2020
    • Arts and Humanities
    • Physical Sciences
  • QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020
    • Philosophy
    • Computer Science and Information Systems
    • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
    • Chemistry
    • Environmental Sciences
    • Accounting and Finance
    • Business and Management Studies
    • Communication and Media Studies
    • Economics and Econometrics
    • Sociology

Global teaching excellence

Top Ranked Australian University Education at University of Wollongong (UOW) Malaysia KDU, Utropolis Glenmarie

Top Ranked Australian University Education at University of Wollongong (UOW) Malaysia KDU, Utropolis Glenmarie

The University of Wollongong has been recognised among the world’s best institutions for teaching excellence, receiving a Spotlight Award in the 2018 Global Teaching Excellence Award.

UOW was the only Australian university to be listed as a finalist for the prestigious Global Teaching Excellence Award (GTEA) for two consecutive years.

Teaching & Learning Rankings

Undergraduate rankings
University of Wollongong is a top ranked university in New South Wales, Australia

University of Wollongong is a top ranked university in New South Wales, Australia

As a student at UOW, you know you’ll receive a quality education and be supported to do your best. It’s why our students have rated us as the top university in NSW and the ACT overall (QILT 2019) and have given their overall educational experience at UOW the maximum 5-star rating (GUG 2021).

Student experience
  • 3rd in Australia (QILT 2019)
    • Generic skills
  • 1st in NSW (QILT 2019)
    • Learning resources
    • Learner engagement
    • Generic skills
    • Skills development
  • 1st in NSW (GUG 2021)
    • Learner engagement
    • Learning resources
    • Skills development
    • Staff qualifications
  • 5-star ratings (GUG 2021)
    • Overall educational experience
    • Student support
    • Teaching quality
  • 2nd in NSW (QILT 2019)
    • Quality of educational experience
    • Teaching quality
  • 3rd in NSW (QILT 2019)
    • Student support
Student experience by study area
University of Wollongong is a top ranked university in New South Wales, Australia

University of Wollongong is a top ranked university in New South Wales, Australia

  • 5 stars across all Educational Experience indicators (GUG 2021)
    • Agriculture and Environmental Studies
    • Teacher Education
  • 5 stars for Learner Engagement (GUG 2021)
    • Agriculture and Environmental Studies (number one in Australia)
    • Creative Arts (second in Australia)
    • Engineering
    • Health Services and Support
    • Law and Paralegal Studies (number one in NSW)
    • Nursing (number one in NSW)
    • Psychology
    • Science and Mathematics
    • Teacher Education (number one in NSW)
  • 5 stars for Learning Resources (GUG 2021)
    • Agriculture and Environmental Studies
    • Business and Management
    • Communications
    • Engineering
    • Health Services and Support
    • Psychology (second in Australia)
    • Teacher Education (number one in Australia)
  • 5 stars for Overall Educational Experience (GUG 2021)
    • Agriculture and Environmental Studies
    • Creative Arts (number one in NSW)
    • Health Services and Support (number one in NSW)
    • Law and Paralegal Studies (second in Australia)
    • Science and Mathematics
    • Social Work (number one in NSW)
    • Teacher Education (number one in NSW)
  • 5 stars for Skills Development (GUG 2021)
    • Agriculture and Environmental Studies
    • Business and Management (number one in NSW)
    • Creative Arts (number one in Australia)
    • Engineering
    • Law and Paralegal Studies (number one in NSW)
    • Psychology (number one in NSW)
    • Social Work
    • Teacher Education (second in Australia)
  • 5 stars for Student Support (GUG 2021)
    • Agriculture and Environmental Studies
    • Creative Arts
    • Social Work (number one in NSW)
    • Teacher Education
  • 5 stars for Teaching Quality (GUG 2021)
    • Agriculture and Environmental Studies
    • Creative Arts
    • Health Services and Support (number one in NSW)
    • Law and Paralegal Studies (number one in NSW)
    • Science and Mathematics
    • Social Work (number one in NSW)
    • Teacher Education (number one in NSW)
Study area
University of Wollongong is a top ranked university in New South Wales, Australia

University of Wollongong is a top ranked university in New South Wales, Australia

  • 1st in Australia (QILT 2019)
    • Creative Arts
  • 2nd in Australia (QILT 2019)
    • Law and Paralegal Studies
    • Health Services and Support
    • Teacher Education
  • 1st in NSW (QILT 2019)
    • Creative Arts
    • Law and Paralegal Studies
    • Health Services and Support
    • Teacher Education
    • Communications
  • 2nd in NSW (QILT 2019)
    • Business Management
    • Engineering
    • Humanities, Culture and Social Sciences
    • Psychology
  • 3rd in NSW (QILT 2019)
    • Science and Mathematics
Employment
University of Wollongong is a top ranked university in New South Wales, Australia

University of Wollongong is a top ranked university in New South Wales, Australia

UOW is one of Australia’s best universities for graduate employer satisfaction.

  • 1st in NSW (QILT Employer Satisfaction Survey 2019)
    • The latest QILT Employer Satisfaction Survey ranked employers’ overall satisfaction with UOW graduates at 89.6% (84.3% national average), placing UOW 1st among NSW universities and 2nd nationally among public universities.
  • Ahead of the pack (QILT 2019)
    • 75.1% of UOW graduates gained full-time employment within four months of completing their course – this is above the national average (72.3%).
  • 5 stars for Grads in Full-time Employment (GUG 2021)
    • Undergraduate engineering (number one in NSW)
    • Undergraduate medicine (number one in Australia)
    • Undergraduate nursing
    • Postgraduate Psychology (number one in Australia)

Research Excellence

Leaders in research
University of Wollongong is a top ranked university in New South Wales, Australia

University of Wollongong is a top ranked university in New South Wales, Australia

  • QS World University Rankings 2021
  • Top 10 in Oceania for citations per faculty
  • 5 stars for research quality
  • Nature Index 2020
  • Top 10 institutions in Australia
  • Australia (ERA) 2018
  • 90% of UOW disciplines that were assessed in the most recent ERA in 2018 were rated ‘At’, ‘Above’ or ‘Well above world standard’, based on results at the 4-digit FOR code level.
  • More than 73% of assessed disciplines were rated as ‘Above’ or ‘Well above world standard’, based on results at the 4-digit FOR code level.
  • The number of UOW disciplines rated as “Well above world standard” has more than tripled since 2012.
  • Research and Engagement Impact (EI) 2018
  • 95% of UOW’s disciplines were rated as ‘High’ or ‘Medium’ for research impact.
  • UOW ranked equal 7th out of 40 universities by number of ‘High’ and ‘Medium’ rated impact case studies and ranked equal 16th out of 40 universities by number of ‘High’ rated impact case studies.