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1 The University of Wollongong Australia

2 Presenter Prof Tim Marchant Dean of Research

3 The University of Wollongong Vision Excellent and Innovative Teaching Excellent and Innovative Teaching Excellent and Innovative Research Excellent and Innovative Research A Rewarding Student Experience A Rewarding Student Experience International Perspectives International Perspectives Staff Development and Recognition Staff Development and Recognition Lifelong Learning Lifelong Learning Productive Industry & Community Partnerships Productive Industry & Community Partnerships Equity and Diversity Equity and Diversity Quality Service to Clients Quality Service to Clients Skilful and Responsible Stewardship of Resources Skilful and Responsible Stewardship of Resources

4 University Location The City of Wollongong The City of Wollongong Aboriginal sound of the waves Aboriginal sound of the waves Illawarra: meeting place by the sea Illawarra: meeting place by the sea Multicultural city of 400,000 Multicultural city of 400, minutes by car or 90 minutes by train from the centre of Sydney 60 minutes by car or 90 minutes by train from the centre of Sydney University City University City Steel-making & Coal Mining Industries Steel-making & Coal Mining Industries NSWs premier ITC hub NSWs premier ITC hub All facilities located on campus All facilities located on campus

5 UOW Overview (1) Established: 1951 Established: 1951 Total graduates: 10 Total graduates: 10 Campuses and Education Centres Campuses and Education Centres Australian campuses at Wollongong and ShoalhavenAustralian campuses at Wollongong and Shoalhaven Education Centres at Batemans Bay, Bega, Moss Vale and LoftusEducation Centres at Batemans Bay, Bega, Moss Vale and Loftus Sydney Business School, SydneySydney Business School, Sydney Overseas campus (UOWD) in Dubai, United Arab EmiratesOverseas campus (UOWD) in Dubai, United Arab Emirates Offshore teaching operations: Offshore teaching operations: SingaporeSingapore Hong KongHong Kong MalaysiaMalaysia Peoples Republic of ChinaPeoples Republic of China

6 students, (including 6000 onshore International students; and, 4500 offshore international students) students, (including 6000 onshore International students; and, 4500 offshore international students) International Students from more than 70 countries: International Students from more than 70 countries: Top 15 countries are: China, Thailand, USA, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Bangladesh, Canada, Malaysia, Japan, Taiwan, Singapore, Pakistan, Iran, Kenya. Over 1,600 Academic and General Staff Over 1,600 Academic and General Staff Currently we have approximately 2250 full-degree students from China. Currently we have approximately 2250 full-degree students from China. UOW Overview (2)

7 UOW Overview (3) 10 Faculties & 1 Graduate School 10 Faculties & 1 Graduate School Commerce Commerce Informatics Informatics Engineering Engineering Arts Arts Education Education Science Science Creative Arts Creative Arts Law Law Health and Behavioural Sciences Health and Behavioural Sciences Graduate School of Business Graduate School of Business Graduate Faculty of Medicine Graduate Faculty of Medicine

8 Achievements and Awards (1) The release of the highly-respected 2010 Jiao Tong rankings has seen UOW manintain its position as one of the worlds top 2 per cent of research universities. UOW ranks in the band. QS World University Rankings confirm UOWs leading status placing it at 267 in Employers Rank UOW Top 100 in the World – For the second year in a row, UOW has been ranked in the top 100 universities in the world by the Times Higher Education Employer Review (2008). This review rates employers opinions of UOW graduates.

9 Achievements and Awards (2) EXCELLENCE IN TEACHING & LEARNING In August 2005, The Australian newspaper ranked UOW Australias number one university for teaching performance, based on the Australian Government Department of Education Science and Training (DEST) Student Outcome Indicators for the Learning and Teaching Performance Fund.* *The Australian, 12/8/2005 Again in 2007, UOW was one of only two universities in Australia to achieve top-tier rankings in three of the four categories: Science, Computing, Engineering, Architecture and Agriculture Business, Law & Economics Humanities, Arts and Education

10 Achievements and Awards (3) Good Universities Guide Success 2009 Maximum 5-star ratings by Australias leading independent guide: Research IntensityResearch Intensity Graduate SatisfactionGraduate Satisfaction Getting a JobGetting a Job Positive graduate outcomesPositive graduate outcomes Graduate starting salariesGraduate starting salaries Generic SkillsGeneric Skills

11 Research Strengths: Centre for Archaeological Science Centre for Archaeological Science Centre for Asia Pacific Social Transformation Studies Centre for Asia Pacific Social Transformation Studies Centre for Health Initiatives Centre for Health Initiatives Centre for Health Services Development Centre for Health Services Development Centre for Medical Bioscience Centre for Medical Bioscience Centre for Medical Radiation Physics Centre for Medical Radiation Physics Centre for Medicinal Chemistry Centre for Medicinal Chemistry Centre for Statistical and Survey Methodology Centre for Statistical and Survey Methodology Engineering Manufacturing Engineering Manufacturing

12 Research Strengths: GeoQuEST Research Centre GeoQuEST Research Centre Information and Communication Technology Research Institute Information and Communication Technology Research Institute Institute for Conservation Biology and Environmental Management Institute for Conservation Biology and Environmental Management Institute for Innovation in Business and Social Research Institute for Innovation in Business and Social Research Institute for Mathematics and its Applications Institute for Mathematics and its Applications Institute for Superconducting and Electronic Materials Institute for Superconducting and Electronic Materials Institute for Transnational and Maritime Security Institute for Transnational and Maritime Security Intelligent Polymer Research Institute Intelligent Polymer Research Institute Interdisciplinary Educational Research Institute Interdisciplinary Educational Research Institute

13 First Class Research Equipment & Facilities

14 The Innovation Campus (iC) The $300m iC Campus is home to some of UOWs leading research institutes and hosts a number of private high-technology companies Evolving into a major ICT, Science and Law research and business precinct servicing Australia and the Asia-Pacific region.

15 First Class Research: the discovery of the Hobbit In 2004 a near complete skeleton of the hobbit was discovered, on the island of Flores. In 2004 a near complete skeleton of the hobbit was discovered, on the island of Flores. Represents a new species of minature humans, that coexisted with homo- sapiens Represents a new species of minature humans, that coexisted with homo- sapiens The Centre for Archaeological Science played a lead role in the discovery and dating of the Hobbit. The Centre for Archaeological Science played a lead role in the discovery and dating of the Hobbit.

16 First class research: IPRI The Intelligent Polymer Research Institute are leaders in intelligent materials and nanotechnology, based at the Innovation Campus The Intelligent Polymer Research Institute are leaders in intelligent materials and nanotechnology, based at the Innovation Campus Interdisciplinary group involving engineers, chemists, physicists and clinicians Interdisciplinary group involving engineers, chemists, physicists and clinicians Research involves developments in electomaterials, Research involves developments in electomaterials, Energy storage, intelligent polymers and biotechnology Energy storage, intelligent polymers and biotechnology

17 First class research: ICTR Information and Communication Technology Research Institute is the largest university based ICT research organization in Australia Information and Communication Technology Research Institute is the largest university based ICT research organization in Australia Research covers whole spectrum of ICT, from data acquisition, enhancement, analysis, processing and applications Research covers whole spectrum of ICT, from data acquisition, enhancement, analysis, processing and applications Four research centers Four research centers Networks and communications Networks and communications Multimedia and information processing Multimedia and information processing Intelligent systems Intelligent systems Computer and information security Computer and information security

18 First class research: ICTR Networks and communications Networks and communications Distributed audio and video Distributed audio and video Networked augmented reality Networked augmented reality Multimedia and information processing Multimedia and information processing 3D data acquisition and processing 3D data acquisition and processing 3D object and face recognition 3D object and face recognition Through-the-wall Radar processing Through-the-wall Radar processing Intelligent systems Intelligent systems Multi-agent simulation and analysis Multi-agent simulation and analysis Graph-based web information analysis and processing Graph-based web information analysis and processing Computer and information security Computer and information security Cryptography Cryptography Digital signatures Digital signatures Network security Network security

19 Services for Research Students Learning Development Centre ImproveEnglish and academic skills through free workshops, consultations and resources Improve English and academic skills through free workshops, consultations and resources Statistical Consulting Service Assists students undertaking research through advice on investigation planning, data analysis and methods of presenting results Wollongong University Postgraduate Association (WUPA) Study space, computing facilities, advocacy services. Research Student Centre Orientation, workshops and information for research students.

20 Scholarships at UOW Opportunities for Spring Session, 2012 UOW-China Scholarship Council Scholarships, Opportunities for PhD/Research Masters/visiting research students, close 31/1/2012 UOW-China Scholarship Council Scholarships, Opportunities for PhD/Research Masters/visiting research students, close 31/1/2012 University Postgraduate Awards, close 17/3/2012 University Postgraduate Awards, close 17/3/2012 Web-site and follow the links to UOW-CSC Web-site and follow the links to UOW-CSCwww.uow.edu.au/rsc First step, send CV to First step, send CV to

21 UOW Summary Excellent and growing research reputation Excellent and growing research reputation High quality staff and a pleasant supportive environment for research students High quality staff and a pleasant supportive environment for research students A range of diverse research strengths A range of diverse research strengths New key initiatives including the Illawarra Health and Medical Research Institute, the SMART Infrastructure Facility and the continuing development of the innovation Campus New key initiatives including the Illawarra Health and Medical Research Institute, the SMART Infrastructure Facility and the continuing development of the innovation Campus Strong existing engagement with China Strong existing engagement with China Focused interaction with international universities and institutions Focused interaction with international universities and institutions

22 Contact Details Prof. Tim Marchant, Dean of Research, Ms. Kim Callaway, Director, Research Student Centre,


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