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We share profile stories and videos of individuals highlighting the innovation and impact of our high-achieving alumni all over the world.


Culture in transit

When it comes to international influences for his work, Dr Laurens Tan has it covered; few other artists consider themselves concurrently a local in Las Vegas, Beijing and Wollongong.

Shifting perspectives

As the world continues to open up and boundaries become more fluid, the notion of identity becomes ever more complex.

A gift to water the seeds of innovation

Former University of Wollongong Vice-Chancellor Emeritus Professor Ken McKinnon AO and his wife Suzanne Walker have gifted more than $1 million to UOW

One degree, two paths

Though they have each ventured down different paths in their careers, each could not be prouder of the other's achievements.

Wollongong to Wall Street

"It is important to give back to the university; to help our graduates get good jobs, apply what they’ve learned and give them the opportunity to take it to the next level."

Luxury, style, and sheer hard work

"I think it’s really important for you to be constantly looking for and thinking of new ideas, and embracing what’s next."

From the waiting room to the board room

"You need to have strong drive and the passion and motivation to take a company to new heights to be able to meet the challenges you will face in business."

Women, STEM and mentoring

"Having diversity in any role, industry or company is important as it reflects the world."

Storyteller at heart

“I always loved the news and trying to figure out the whys of the world. Journalism seemed to be the place that fed that curiosity,” says Kumi.