We bring to life subjects that illustrate the impact UOW’s teaching, research and graduates make in the world.
The Stand exists to unlock the knowledge and expertise inside the University of Wollongong (UOW), telling stories about our people and their accomplishments that inform, educate and inspire. This magazine was born out of a renewed sense of place, purpose and values that will guide the University in fulfilling its role in exploring how to resolve society’s large and complex social, environmental and economic challenges.
We believe education is one of the most powerful transformative forces on communities and individuals. It opens minds and helps people find purpose, meaning – and solutions for the world’s most pressing challenges.
This is our unified story – a story that draws on our past, understands the present, and looks to the future.
How to choose milk for yourself and the environment
The acceptance of alternative milk in Australia is booming, with plant-based products equating seven per cent of milk consumed and the industry worth around $230 million in 2020.
A rural training ground for our future doctors
For a group of UOW medical students, having the chance to immerse themselves in a town like Grafton provides vital training, experience, and an insight into life outside the city.
From refugee to GP
Ram Khanal was raised in a Bhutanese refugee camp. Now the student of medicine is working to bring healthcare to those in need.
Taking medicine to new extremes
From Mars to Antarctica, and the sprawling food bowls of rural New South Wales, medical graduate John Cherry has a thing for extreme environments.
These frontline workers might not wear capes, but to many of their patients they are heroes.