For over 40 years, the University of Wollongong has created pathways for research to have beneficial impacts in the broader community. From its very beginning, UOW has encouraged and nurtured engagement with industry, community and government to tackle the most pressing challenges, introduce disruptive technologies and change our world for the better.
The University of Wollongong has formalised its commitment to meaningful change through the Research Impact Strategy White Paper. This documents outlines the University’s vision for supporting researcher development at UOW, addressing the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and strengthening our research engagement and impact. The implementation of the recommendations made in the Research Impact Strategy White Paper will ensure that the University’s research continues to make contributions to the economy, to society, the environment and to culture. Its researchers are committed to engaging with organisations and individuals outside of the University that will directly benefit from the results of the collaboration.
This site is designed to give UOW’s partners, stakeholders and the broader community interested in its work an introduction to the advances it’s making in engagement and real-world impact.
On this site you can explore:
Stories of engagement
Engaging with groups and people external to the University, our researchers nurture partnerships where mutual benefits can be realised. These profiles are drawn from various contributors and websites across UOW.
Impact case studies
Able to demonstrate economic, environmental or societal outcomes for multiple beneficiaries, our Impact case studies exhibit real-world change and reveal the people behind the research.
The Research Impact Strategy White Paper
The White Paper documents our journey and commitment to research impact and provides a mechanism to deliver our aspirations to grow and strengthen our impact with 19 institutional recommendations. The White Paper can be viewed here.