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.
Among ancient moss forests
Distinguished Professor Sharon Robinson shares her first-hand experience of her decades-long research in Antarctica.
The truth about Australia’s plastic problem
Despite Australia’s small population, it is consistently one of the largest producers of waste in the OECD
UOW’s journey to global sustainability
The University of Wollongong (UOW) signed a commitment to the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in 2019. Three years later, UOW is ranked equal 70th in the world for social and economic impact and is placed in the top 50 global universities for seven of the 17 goals.
Why have we had so much rain this year?
As parts of western NSW prepare for heavy rainfall and severe flooding, the east coast is once again bracing for more wet weather throughout spring.
The (renewable) power of exercise
Imagine charging your phone by going for a run. That’s the concept behind Dr Fatemeh Mokhtari’s project intertwining renewable energy, tech and activewear.
Should Australian governments nationalise the electricity sector? It’s not that simple
The shock suspension last week of Australia’s wholesale electricity market rekindled an age-old debate about whether the energy sector should be nationalised – in other words, owned and controlled by government.