Gender expression and my non-binary identity

A personal reflection by UOW staff member Kit West

Home truths on housing affordability

Exploring solutions to the housing affordability crisis in UOW's latest Luminaries webinar

UOW medical student combines passion for healthcare and literacy

Teaching the next generation.

Dismantling barriers and chasing dreams with the Dylan Alcott Foundation

Meet UOW’s Dylan Alcott Foundation scholars

Diving into marine life mysteries with UOW’s MAVE Lab

Uncovering the work of the Marine Vertebrate Ecology Lab

Welcome to The Stand Magazine

We bring to life subjects that illustrate the impact our students, 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.


Transforming microfinance for women's empowerment

Many initiatives aimed at improving women’s rights tend to emphasise women’s empowerment through a narrow, individualistic lens. What we need is systemic change.

Counting down to UOWs campus opening in India

With just a month to go until the planned opening of the University of Wollongong’s (UOW) campus in India, we caught up with Campus Director Nimay Kalyani for a status update.

UOW campus in India is in prime position for July launch

The University of Wollongong (UOW) will reinforce its reputation as one of the world’s most respected modern universities upon the opening of its campus in India in July 2024. 

Don’t let HECS–HELP reform lead us down a slippery slope

Proposed government changes to the HECS-HELP system aim to reduce the indexation rate on student loans by tying it to the lower of the Consumer Price Index (CPI) or the Wage Price Index (WPI). While it is welcome relief for those with student debt, could it ultimately do more harm than good?

There's danger in the numbers

As the Reserve Bank of Australia attempts to curb inflation, now could be the perfect time for the government to step in and lend a hand, writes Dr Paul Mazzola.

Tailor your career in fintech at UOW India

The University of Wollongong (UOW) will launch its first campus in India, at GIFT City, Gujarat, with world-class fintech courses on offer.