We share profile stories and videos of individuals highlighting the innovation and impact of our high-achieving alumni all over the world.
Determination breeds innovation
When University of Wollongong alumna, Maryanne Harris was completing her exercise science degree, she could never have predicted where her career would take her. Stumbling into the wrong things, paired with her passion for helping people, became the driving force in her life.
Creating a better world
“Australia is anchored on the principle of the ‘fair go’– defending that value from those who want to unstitch it is something I hold very dear. We all have an enduring obligation to one another today, but importantly we must also pass on a better world than the one we inherited to those coming after us.”
Disrupting the logistics space
Budi Handoko is an ideas man. Despite growing up in the small Indonesian town of Singkawang, West Kalimantan, his vision for himself was cross-continental.
UOW welcomes new leadership team
In a year that has brought widespread change to our global environment, 2020 also saw major leadership announcements for the University of Wollongong, including the appointment of a new Chancellor and Vice-Chancellor, to help drive the University into the future.
Artists as imagineers
In Australia and across the globe, COVID-19 has brought theatres, galleries, music venues, performers, and television and movie productions to the brink. And with the pandemic showing no signs of going away, there are fears that some parts of the arts industry may never recover.
From Arnhem Land to Antarctica
Dr Rhys Harding relishes a challenge. The UOW alumnus has spent the past eight years carving out a career as a doctor in some of the most remote locations in the world. That has meant different things at different points in his life. As a medical student, he spent a year in Broken Hill, becoming exposed to the daily rhythm of practising medicine in the outback New South Wales rural community.
Major philanthropic gift: a milestone in mathematics
As the future of Australia’s job market rapidly changes and maths and science continue to play a transformative role in research and development, UOW has strengthened its capacity to influence and champion progress in these vital areas.
Progress with privacy
The complexity of who owns the data being recorded by this piece of technology means that without proper safeguards, governments, employers and other stakeholders such as health insurance companies, schools and law enforcement agencies, could be able to use it to determine whether a person is fit for work or needs medical or psychological intervention.
On the front line
Australia’s Black Summer was like no other, with the bushfires that raged across the nation leaving many of us overwhelmed and in disbelief at the devastation they caused. During this extraordinary time, stories of the heroes doing battle on the frontline emerged.