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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.

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A numbers game

Mathematics is not only a lot more fun and creative than most of us realise; according to Professor Aidan Sims, it is fundamental to nearly every aspect of our modern lives.

A passion for public service

Who would have thought that when Gareth Ward became the disabilities officer at the University of Wollongong, that – fast forward almost 20 years – he would be the first NSW Minister for Disability Services who actually had a disability?

A spirited start-up

Two words aptly define young Wollongong businessman, Dean Martelozzo – diligent and determined – whether it’s the focus and discipline to power through daily work challenges, the resilience to overcome traumatic injury, or the drive to chase the big dreams.

Adventures of the brain and mind

From ski slopes to start-up hubs, Blake has covered a lot of ground in her career to date. Within a week, she moves between mind-bending research projects and creative enterprises.

An energising international career

An interest in ethical investments has sparked a global career for UOW alumna Maree Myerscough (nee Costello) which has seen her work recognised on the world stage.

Art for all

Aaron Seeto is the Director of the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Nusantara (Museum MACAN), the first museum dedicated to modern and contemporary art in Indonesia. He spoke to Leanne Newsham about his passion for making art and art education more accessible to the public.

Breaking new ground

At 28, Sally Riley left her family home in country New South Wales and headed to the University of Wollongong with the idea of becoming an actor.

Champion of change

When asked about it, Wett dismisses the superhero image as just a joke. But take a look at her career and you might see the Wonder Woman image is more apt than she lets on.

Eye for design

At 31 years old, the Hong Kong based entrepreneur swapped the aviators for creating his own brand of designer glasses – now worn by celebrities, fashion elite and even royalty around the world.