Digital fatigue is real

But there are ways out of it

Back to the past: How the Taliban took over Afghanistan

The brutal end to the longest war

What is toxic positivity?

How looking only on the bright side can be damaging to mental health.

Welcome to UOW's flagship magazine, The Stand.

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.

 

Articles

How COVID-19 changed transport

Few areas were more dramatically affected by COVID-19 than public transport. How can we do it better next time? And who have been the winners, and the losers?

Footballs, meat pies, kangaroos and… vaccinations?

Before an endless array of streaming services and skippable online ads, there was a time when famous advertising campaigns made their way into our everyday vernacular. From ‘got milk?’ to ‘not happy, Jan’, you couldn’t go a day without someone quoting an iconic brand slogan in casual conversation.

The new accountants

These days, accounting is about much more than money. Accountants help to save the oceans, bring murderers and terrorists to justice, and uncover how numbers have enabled horrific political ideologies.

AI and the future of work

Looking to the future is both exciting and daunting. Technology is changing the way we live and work so rapidly that it can be difficult to imagine the future careers of our children or even what our next job might be. But what is AI teaching us about ourselves?

Urban design

We’ve all heard about the need to design our cities for the people. But what about finding a way for our cities to be designed by the people? They’re the experts, after all.

The rise of the influencer

The use of influencers in marketing is not a new thing.