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UOW supports academic freedom

As a leading research-intensive university, the University of Wollongong values intellectual openness, freedom of opinion, diversity of ideas, equity, and mutual respect.

UOW ensures research is undertaken according to strict ethical and quality standards and supports researchers’ academic freedom of thought and expression.

UOW does not restrict the subjects into which research may be undertaken just because they involve public controversy or because individuals or groups oppose the topic or the findings.

UOW does not endorse the individual views of its academics or students. It recognises the importance of open and respectful public policy debate to the preservation of a free and democratic society.

All UOW PhD theses are assessed by at least two examiners who are external to UOW, have substantial knowledge and expertise within the field of study, have no conflicts of interest that would impede their examination and there can be no more than one examiner in any one country.

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