Wollongong’s starring role in the university ‘bible’

Aug 03, 2005

The University of Wollongong’s status as one of Australia’s top research and teaching institutions has been confirmed today (August 3) with five-star ratings across key categories in the nation’s authoritative guide to choice of university.

The 2006 Australian Good Universities Guide, is now being launched in newsagents and bookshops in Australia and overseas, and the University of Wollongong has achieved an impressive maximum five stars in six of the key categories in the independent Guide. Only the top 20 per cent of universities can be awarded a five-star rating in any one category.

Wollongong has scored five-star ratings for a second successive year in (1) Research Intensity, (2) Graduate Rating, (3) Getting A Job (4) Positive Graduate Outcomes, (5) Graduate Starting Salary and (6) Staff Qualifications.

The Guide’s publishers, Hobsons, highlighted in a statement issued with the latest Guide that Wollongong has scored consistently well across all major indicators. The publishers say that the Guide is widely recognised as the ‘bible’ for anyone choosing a university course or campus.

“Look at the categories in which Wollongong has gained the maximum five stars and by anyone’s standards they would have to be judged key indicators of a university’s standing. I simply urge any prospective student to closely scrutinise this Guide – it will speak for itself,” UOW Vice-Chancellor, Professor Gerard Sutton said.

He said the star rating for Wollongong had been consistently high for several years now and it’s great news that Wollongong has again been judged by an independent group as one of the best universities in the country not only for teaching but also as a five-star choice for potential research students.

“It’s fabulous for all our international and domestic students,” Professor Sutton said.



University of Wollongong third year Maths and Computer Science student, Tim Nicholls, checks out the 2006 Good Universities Guide which has Wollongong placed in the top batch of the country’s universities for its star ratings

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