The University of Wollongong (UoW) started out as a division of the New South Wales University of Technology. It was created as part of a postwar push for innovation and development and was designed to train engineers and metallurgists for the local steel industry.
The first classes were held in 1951, and the division became so successful that legislation was passed in 1975 to make it an independent institution, which created the University of Wollongong. UoW is a research-intensive university, which has garnered a reputation for delivering learning outcomes that prepare students for success in the global workplace.
The University of Wollongong Campus
The main campus at Wollongong is located just 3km from the centre of the City of Wollongong, which is on the south coast of New South Wales, 80km south of Sydney. It is located on the South Coast Railway Line, which runs between Sydney and Wollongong and is served by the North Wollongong railway station.
The campus offers courses across five faculties, including the original stream, the Faculty of Science. 30,000 students and 2000 staff make up the campus and work within its impressive range of teaching and research facilities, as well as conference rooms, cafes, food halls,
The Innovation Campus was created in 2006, with the aim of aiding research into innovative materials. These ‘intelligent’ materials have been designed with the potential to streamline energy transmission, create sustainable buildings, improve maritime law and security, renew damaged human nerves and deliver new materials to the health industry.
The Campus provides a space for collaboration between the University, students and private enterprise. Tenants have access to over 22,000 students as well as a highly-skilled regional workforce. Research and development initiatives have and continue to receive strong support from both the State and Federal Government.
Getting To The University of Wollongong
Making your way to the University of Wollongong is easy, thanks to its extensive connections to the international travel hub of Sydney. You can travel to the CAMS 2018 Conference by:
- Car: Extensive ticketed parking is available on campus.
- Train: North Wollongong Station is the closest to the campus, and it is a 90-minute journey from Sydney’s Central Station. It is a 20-minute walk from the station to the venue, but there is a free shuttle bus service available known as the NG Shuttle.
- Bus: You can visit this link for information on how to travel to the venue by bus from various areas around Sydney and the South Coast region.
- Flying: The closest major airport to Wollongong is Sydney Airport. The airport is connected to a train line. Just catch the train to Wolli Creek, and change trains for a line going to Dapto, Bomaderry or Port Kembla.
The tenth largest city in Australia, The City of Wollongong is home to 300,000 people. It offers the perfect mix of coastal life and urban living, nestled in between the shores of the South Coast and the Illawarra Escarpment. Visitors will love the temperate climate, with a 17°C average in winter and a 25°C in summer.
Thanks to its burgeoning student population, the city itself is marked by vibrancy and youth. It is a hotspot for arts and culture and has plenty of cafe, restaurant and nightlife options. It is also a multicultural area, and you'll hear music and languages from all over the world.
It is a nature lovers dream, mere minutes away from the pristine coastline, as well as walking trails around the coast and mountains.