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.
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.
Nemo in hot water
As climate change and rising sea temperatures cause once colourful coral to turn brown and die, researchers explore what coral bleaching means for the creatures that call the reef home.
Cleaning up our oceans
More than 70 per cent of our planet is covered by ocean. What is it that drives people to explore the deep blue, and why do they feel the need to protect it?
Food waste leaves energy production much to digest
The smell is unmistakably that of beer. Though it's over-fermented beer, with a pungent aroma akin to rotten fruit filling the nostrils.
Fish for life: Food security in the South Pacific
As declining stocks in coastal fisheries threaten the food security and health of South Pacific nations, UOW researchers are working with island communities to ensure they have fish for life.