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Executive interview chronicles UOW’s growth, achievements and bright future.
Each edition of The CEO Magazine, which aims to inspire the business world, includes in-depth feature interviews with CEOs and high-level executives from the world’s most innovative and influential companies, institutions and not-for-profit organisations across a wide range of industry sectors.
The magazine publishes profile interviews with CEOs and executives who have accomplished something extraordinary, overcome adversity, lead innovative programs or inspired fundamental change.
In his interview, Professor Wellings discusses his own career journey and UOW’s development from humble beginnings to become a global, multi-campus institution ranked in the top 100 in some disciplines, with a world-wide network of alumni, a strong reputation for teaching and research excellence and a clear strategy for growth.
“Universities tend to be an anchor in the way we see institutions. The thing for me is to ask, ‘How do we remain a place with a great tradition of learning?’ And at the same time, ‘How do we do things that are responsive, flexible and relevant?’ Wollongong university has a fantastic tradition of being adaptive in that way. You can see the effort we’ve put into making sure that graduates who leave Wollongong have got skill sets that give them fantastic career opportunities but also respond to the immediacy of the job market.” Professor Paul Wellings, CBE, UOW Vice-Chancellor, in The CEO Magazine 2019
Story by Andrew Herring – UOW Media Unit
The long-term outlook is positive, despite short-term challenges.
Program gives students the knowledge and skills to accelerate and sustain business growth.