The University of Wollongong was established in 1951 and is located in Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia.
Its engineering school is a member of the prestigious Group of Eight in Australia and one of the top ten research universities in Australia. The university is a comprehensive university focusing on education, engineering, technology, business, and natural sciences.
Its information technology, computer science, and engineering fields represent the top level in Australia. Australia's largest ICT research center, one of the largest information technology and telecommunications research institutions in the southern hemisphere.
The top 2% of the world’s universities comprehensively and the top 1% of scientific research capabilities. In 2012, the Australian University’s Scientific Research Ranking (Excellence in Research for Australia) ranked ninth, the only Australian university to be rated as an outstanding university of the year by the Australian government for two consecutive years.