UOW as an Enterprise

Enterprise Economic Impact

Key facts:


of value added




degrees on offer


commercial retail operators


direct employees

Top 2%

of unis worldwide (QS World University Rankings 2015/16)


in NSW (Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching 2016)

UOW is among the top five employers within the Illawarra, employing 2,659 full-time equivalent staff in 2015.

The University's expenditures include wages and salaries, purchase of goods and services, maintenance of buildings and grounds, and government charges. This expenditure has flow-on impacts throughout the economy, as employees spend their income and UOW’s local suppliers buy inputs to their operations to meet UOW’s commercial needs. A total of $342 million in labour income is directly generated by UOW operations.

UOW is committed to maintaining an efficient and productive university focused on adaptability and financial stability.

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Last reviewed: 28 November, 2016