Our Awards

At UOW, we’re proud of our achievements and recognition. For a full list, see UOW Awards and Rankings.

  • The number 1 University in New South Wales
  • Ranked in the Top 2% of universities in the world.
  • Globally ranked as one of Australia's best modern universities
  • Globally rated a Five-Star university
  • Top 1% in the world for global graduates

Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT)

The Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT) is a Federal Government website that helps prospective students easily compare the study experience and employment outcomes from Australian higher education institutions. Students can also compare the different study of different institutions, with all results based on thousands of surveys completed by students across Australia.

Highest Rated University in Australia

Along with other recent awards and rankings, the QILT has ranked UOW as:

  • the highest ranked university in New South Wales in 2016
  • Highest number of star ratings in the 2016 Good Universities Guide
  • Awarded the 2015 Australian Financial Review Higher Education Award for graduate employability

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts

  • The best in Australia for Arts and Humanities
  • The best in Austarlia for International Studies
  • The best in Australia for Law and Paralegal Studies
  • The best in NSW/ACT for Creative Arts 
  • 2nd in NSW/ACT for Communications and Media

Student Awards and Prizes

One of the ways we celebrate the achievements of our students is to showcase them at our annual Awards Ceremonies. Academic excellence is recognised with awards offered by the Faculty and by a number of sponsors during these events. It reflects the ongoing good will of our sponsors as well as the Faculty’s growth in students and outstanding quality over recent years. 

We would like to recognise the awards sponsors and our staff for their ongoing support in fostering academic excellence and by making the annual awards ceremonies a continuing success.

LHA Student Awards and Prizes

Current Awards and Prizes

McHugh-Keneally Prize for Oral History

Open to all Faculty students. For full criteria, information and how to apply, read more

Excellence in Research Australia (ERA)

Administered by the Australian Research Council, ERA is an assessment system that evaluates the quality of the research conducted at Australian universities by discipline. ERA uses committees of internationally-recognised researchers to evaluate disciplinary excellence in Australian universities relative to a world standard. For more information go to Excellence in Research Australia (ERA).

2012 ERA Ranking Results

  • Ranking 5 -  Well above World Standard
    • Law
    • Performing Arts and Creative Arts 
  • Ranking 3 - At World Standard
    • Visual Arts and Crafts
    • Cultural Studies
    • Literary Studies
    • Historical Studies
    • Philosophy 
Last reviewed: 3 June, 2016