W100 Representative

Anthony PetreChief Advancement & Communications Officer (interim)

Anthony is responsible for the vision and leadership in the development and implementation of marketing and communication strategies to advance the University’s reputation. This includes strategies to engage the University’s audiences for student recruitment, research and academic positioning, stakeholder support, and internal communication.

Anthony also provides counsel to the University’s senior leadership team on strategic issues related to marketing and communications and works closely with senior University leaders to coordinate and align key strategic messages and strategies.

University of wollongong

Located just an hour and a half from Sydney, the University of Wollongong, Australia (UOW) boasts an impressive ranking of being among the best 20 modern universities in the world – as well as being placed in the top 250 of universities globally. It is home to over 35,000 students.

UOW has an excellent international reputation for teaching standards and has an exceptional record of getting graduates job-ready. In fact, UOW is ranks among the top 1% for graduate quality in QS World University Graduate Employers survey.

UOW welcomes almost 6000 international students each year to its campuses in Australia, and offers world-class education at its network of campuses and partners in the UAE, Hong Kong, Malaysia, China and Singapore.

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A truly global university

UOW is an international network of campuses and regional learning centres. Together with our partners, we are a strong and connected presence in our communities, providing strategic opportunities for collaboration and innovation generation. 

We’ve developed key research partnerships and collaborations with universities, institutes, governments, industry and researchers across Australia and internationally to tackle some of the biggest issues facing the planet. 

From understanding and adapting to climate change, to confronting the medical challenges of our times, or helping the world nourish its growing population, our approach is based on the premise that solving the world’s problems is best done collectively. 

Strategy and Values

  • To inspire a better future through education, research, and partnership
  • Intellectual openness: We are driven and determined, yet collegial and ethical in all that we do. We are always looking to serve our communities and share our knowledge and expertise with them for mutual betterment.
  • Excellence and dedication: We work tirelessly to excel in our research and education, and to address complex, real-world problems in partnership with our communities
  • Empowerment and academic freedom: We celebrate the freedom to have different opinions and different ideas. We encourage the asking of difficult questions and the discovery of innovative solutions
  • Mutual respect and diversity: We aspire to set the standard for inclusiveness, diversity, and equity. We welcome – and benefit from – the diversity of our communities within Australia and internationally. We will continue to champion Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Reconciliation
  • Recognition and performance: We celebrate the hard work and dedication of our staff, and recognize and reward their achievements. We expect all our staff to meet the challenges of our changing world by seizing opportunities that deliver continuous improvement

Ranked in the top 1% of world universities


For research quality


HERDC research income received (2018)

To confront the challenges of a rapidly changing world, UOW research is focused on supporting the best intellectual and technical talent to force change for good. From next-gen materials engineering in medicine to social transformation over the lifecycle, our research is purposeful and positive. 

Australia (ERA) 2018 

90% of UOW disciplines that were assessed in the most recent ERA in 2018 were rated ‘At’, ‘Above’ or ‘Well above world standard’, based on results at the 4-digit FOR code level. 

More than 73% of assessed disciplines were rated as ‘Above’ or ‘Well above world standard’, based on results at the 4-digit FOR code level. 

The number of UOW disciplines rated as “Well above world standard” has more than tripled since 2012. 

Research and Engagement Impact (EI) 2018 

95% of UOW’s disciplines were rated as ‘High’ or ‘Medium’ for research impact. 

UOW ranked equal 7th out of 40 universities by number of ‘High’ and ‘Medium’ rated impact case studies and ranked equal 16th out of 40 universities by number of ‘High’ rated impact case studies. 

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The World 100 Reputation Network is a group of the best universities in the world, delivering research that enhances reputation and offering leaders the chance to develop their own careers on a global stage. Members benefit from events and study tours, training, monthly media monitoring, and unique reputation research to provide institutional advantage.

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