Closer partnerships with communities, research to solve real-world challenges, and transformative student experiences. 2019 has been a year of impact, with the University of Wollongong striving to meet its strategic goal of transforming people and the world we live in.

Local and national accolades

The year started with accolades, with high-profile Illawarra Health and Medical Research Institute researcher and motor neurone disease advocate, Professor Justin Yerbury, named Wollongong Citizen of the Year for 2019 in the lead up to Australia Day.

UOW Chancellor, Ms Jillian Broadbent AC received the nation’s highest honour in recognition of her contribution to community, education and the arts, being named a Companion of the Order of Australia (AC) in the Australia Day Awards. Three exceptional UOW academics were also recognised; Senior Professor Julie Steele and Professors Judy Raper and Sarah Miller.

Read the full article in UOW Outlook Magazine.