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.



Global Climate Change Week

Climate change is an urgent and important issue that in years to come will have an irreversible impact on our society. At UOW, students and researchers are working to provide practical solutions to the many problems facing our planet, including warming sea temperatures, food security, and plastic pollution.

On the front line of sea level rises

A warming planet is driving sea level rises and forcing the world map to be redrawn to reflect changes to our coastlines.

Investing in the great Australian dream

Human geographer Charlie Gillon finds the great Australian dream of a block of land and house in the suburbs has transformed

Fuelling the fire

It’s time now to take control and cut emissions into the atmosphere as our forests are resilient – to a point.

A career forged by fire

Robert Sawyer’s 35-year journey from horrific burns to PhD graduate testifies to a tenacity that can’t be broken down.

Every last drop

Water is in demand all over the world. But if the coming shortage is not of water, but of storage, then we need to rethink how we capture, store, treat and recycle this most precious of resources.