UOW, Australia’s only global teaching finalist two years running

UOW Vice-Chancellor, Professor Paul Wellings.
UOW Vice-Chancellor, Professor Paul Wellings.

The University of Wollongong is the only Australian university to be listed as a finalist for the prestigious Global Teaching Excellence Award (GTEA) two years straight.

The award recognises and celebrates institution-wide commitment to the pursuit of teaching excellence.

Finalists from 17 leading universities from Asia, Europe, North America, South Africa, the United Kingdom and Australia are independently assessed by a distinguished panel of international judges as part of a rigorous review process.

They are measured for excellence in the leadership of teaching and learning; excellence in teaching; and excellence in student support.

UOW Vice-Chancellor, Professor Paul Wellings said the GTEA process was a mark of excellence and highlights the outstanding work of the staff at UOW.

“Our nomination for the second year in a row is testament to our staff’s deep commitment to providing students with outstanding support, access to diverse extra-curricular activities, and contemporary teaching that stimulates and challenges them to become independent thinkers,” UOW Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) Professor Joe Chicharo added.

UOW was also rated Australia’s leading public university for undergraduate student experience in the 2018 Good Universities Guide.

The GTEA overall winner will be revealed in the United Kingdom on July 18 at The Hub on Edinburgh’s Royal Mile.

The achievements of all finalists will be celebrated at the ceremony, with five finalists to receive a GTEA Spotlight Award.