The University of Wollongong’s Centre for Small Business and Regional Research (CSBRR) has found UOW generates $2 billion of profit annually. Prof. Brad Braithwaite and Prof. Charles Harvie, who conducted the study, believe it shows Wollongong is transitioning from a manufacturing-based to knowledge-based economy.

Discpline Advisor of Materials Engineering at UOW, Dr. Yue Zhao, says there is still a strong future for manufacturing graduates in Wollongong. Both parties agree the key to Wollongong’s continued growth is encouraging graduates to stay in the area.

Words & Video: ALYSSA CADDY & HARRISON VESEY

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