Elevating the next generation of leaders

We all have that one moment when we’re bigger and better than we thought we could be, where we exceed our expectations and achieve what we thought was impossible. The University of Wollongong has helped thousands of students find that moment. Your donation will support a range of scholarship funds to enable the University of Wollongong to foster great minds that will lead us into the future.

Excellence Fund

The purpose of the Excellence Fund is to support students to take on additional academic endeavours, such as attending a conference or undertaking research.

The Fund also supports students to study the International Bachelor of Science, which is offered in conjunction with the University of Wollongong's partner institutions - the University of Colorado (Boulder) and Dublin City University and requires all students to complete at least one semester of the degree at one of these institutions.

Maya’s Story

Maya, who graduated from University of Wollongong’s Graduate School of Medicine (GSM) in 2012, doesn’t like to think of herself as a high achiever, although her credentials say otherwise. Rather, she considers herself someone who just likes to do things – sometimes all at the same time.

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Mobility Fund

The Mobility Fund is designed to enable students to study abroad for the chance to see how their studies can benefit the global community and offers the opportunity to learn about others, themselves and the world around them.

Stephanie’s Story

A $1000 grant seven years ago changed Stephanie Bean’s life. The University of Wollongong (UOW) literature and communication graduate applied for the grant through the Student Mobility Fund to help cover the costs of studying abroad at the University of Colorado in Boulder.

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Transforming lives and regions through supporting researchers to focus on global challenges that affect us all.

The University of Wollongong Global Challenges Program is a major research initiative designed to harness the expertise of world-class researchers to solve complex, real-world problems to transform lives and regions.

The University of Wollongong is focusing on the big-picture problems affecting our world, under the themes of:

  • Living Well, Longer
  • Manufacturing Innovations
  • Sustaining Coastal and Marine Zones

Finding solutions to these challenges will change the way we live and interact with the world around us.

Addressing Global Challenges One at a Time

A University of Wollongong researcher is working to ensure the people of the Pacific Islands will have enough to eat for the foreseeable future after experts predicted there may not be enough fish to support the region after 2030.

Dr Quentin Hanich

Dr Quentin Hanich from UOW’s Global Challenges Research Program is leading a new project in Sustaining Coastal and Marine Zones, working with the Australian National Centre of Ocean Resource and Security and other international bodies on making sure there is food security in the Pacific region for more than the next decade. Hanich, the convenor of the Fisheries Equity Research Network (FERN), an organization conducting world-leading research into the multi-lateral distribution of conservation limits in trans-boundary fisheries, says international cooperation is essential for research to be funded and continued.

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Illuminate the explorations of our researchers and enable them to change lives through health and medical advancements

Science, medical and health research at the University of Wollongong is empowered by first class teaching and driven by active research and discovery towards being in the top 1% of the world. Cutting edge facilities such as the new Science Teaching facility and labs are sharpening the University’s knowledge about nanoparticles, novel medicines, cancer, mental disorders and obesity.

The University of Wollongong’s health and medical research is focussed on delivering the very best of science with a strong capacity for translation to global communities’ needs and aspirations.

The University of Wollongong cares about the way clinical healthcare is delivered to those who need it most, and committed to producing highly competent graduates for global practice.


Planting the Seeds of success: Professor Anatoly Rozenfeld

A product developed at University of Wollongong’s Centre for Medical Radiation Physics (CMRP) will soon be increasing the life expectancy of men with prostate cancer around the world. In Australia, around 18,700 new cases of prostate cancer are diagnosed every year and close to 3000 men die from this disease – the same number of women who die each year from breast cancer.

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