Campus News

University council passes milestone proposals

The University of Wollongong Council last week passed two milestone proposals – its 2013-18 Strategic Plan and the Faculty Restructure Plan.

The decision is the culmination of nine months of thematic reviews, collaborative development and an intensive period of final consultation. Staff, student and alumni feedback was instrumental in shaping the final proposals.

The Strategic Plan for 2013-18 sets a target for the University to reach a position in the top 1 per cent of world universities. It currently holds a top 2 per cent spot.

UOW Vice-Chancellor Professor Paul Wellings said a place in the top 1per cent of universities will advance UOW’s capacity to attract highly qualified staff and students.

“This will, in turn, bring the recognition, skills and partnerships to enrich further the quality and impact of our research and teaching,” he said.

“Moreover, it will boost our capacity to open up opportunities for student access and contribute to regional developments.”

Professor Wellings said among the challenges facing the University over the next five years was the need to refocus and re-invigorate the academic profile, deliver and grow UOW’s off-shore international program and to build and leverage partnerships for mutual benefit – including a lifelong engagement with the University’s alumni.

Council approved a new faculty structure to take forward the strategic agenda. The following five faculties will take shape from 2013:

• Business

• Engineering and Information Sciences

• Law, Humanities and the Arts

• Science, Medicine, and Health

• Social Sciences

Professor Wellings said that while some staff roles may need to change, positions would not be lost overall. The Vice-Chancellor will be moving to appoint the Executive Deans for the five faculties in the latter part of November.

The Vice-Chancellor issued a reassurance that the student experience would not be any different next year with degree programs, processes and services operating as usual.

Professor Wellings commended staff, students and alumni for their active participation and good ideas.

“I believe we have together created a challenging plan and a strong model for achieving it,” he said.

Click here to view the Strategic Plan.

Last reviewed: 11 July, 2014

Contact us

+61 2 4221 4227 | media@uow.edu.au 

UOW IN THE NEWS

Jihadi Khaled Sharrouf says he wou...
Sydney Morning Herald | 1 August
Private schools no better for NAPLA...
The Australian | 1 August
Omega 3 inmates
ABC Catalyst | 31 July
Sad story of corruption eradication
Jakarta Post | 31 July
Civilian deaths in Gaza conflict are...
The Conversation | 31 July
3D modelling for a better-fitting bra
Sydney Morning Herald | 31 July
Fisheries open to plunder
ABC Lateline | 30 July
AFP accessing MyWay data for inv...
The Age | 30 July
NanoCarbon strikes graphene patent...
The Australian | 30 July 
University of Wollongong graduation...
Illawarra Mercury | 29 July
'Reality of war' laid bare in publication...
Sydney Morning Herald | 26 July
Australia's manufacturing future is...
Manufacturers' Monthly | 25 July
Muscle fibre
ABCTV Catalyst | 24 July
Condoms armored with virus-killing...
NY Daily News | 24 July
When Good People Share Bad Thin...
PBS Media Shift | 23 July
Condoms With Virus Killing Lubrican...
Huffington Post Canada | 23 July
Want to ditch your junk food habit?...
Sydney Morning Herald | 22 July
More media coverage  Manufacturers' Monthly | 25 July