UOW's MasterChef Gill Dinh makes her mark

From creative arts to the country's most successful cooking competition

National Volunteering Week: Something for everyone

Unpacking the motivations behind volunteering

AI disruption in higher education

Artificial intelligence can’t outsource critical thinking but is it possible to co-exist?

Five key insights into the treatment of Hepatitis C

Breakthroughs in research and health care from the latest event in UOW's Luminaries webinar series

Let's celebrate LGBTIQ inclusion for IDAHOBIT

Dr Jonathon Mackay on the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT)

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.


Next-Generation Smart Solid-State Transformers (S3T)

A new UOW research project funded by the Australian Research Council (ARC) aims to design, develop and implement a next-generation smart solid-state transformer (S3T) that will greatly contribute to Australia’s energy infrastructure.

Understanding environmental stressors for the Great Barrier Reef

With the future of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef under threat, a newly funded three-year project will expand our understanding of the drivers and context of recent mass coral bleaching on the reef.

The three of us: Pauline McGuirk, Gordon Waitt & Hilton Penfold

The University of Wollongong (UOW) has so many high achieving PhD students, working towards solving real world problems. Behind every great PhD candidate is a great supervisor (or two). We hear from both to understand their perspective of the postgraduate journey.

Shaping a sunburnt country

Fire has shaped the Australian landscape, biodiversity and resources for millennia and in south-eastern Australia, it is the dominant ecological disturbance and a prominent natural hazard.

Measuring the health of Antarctica’s ecosystems

Researchers have been granted more than half-a-million-dollars by the Australian Research Council to investigate the cause and consequences of apparent changes to environmental ecosystems in East Antarctica. The funding ($505,000) was awarded through the ARC’s Discovery Projects scheme.

Coastal landscape evolution

Researchers will use innovative modelling techniques to document and date the nature and implications of the historic environmental changes that shaped Australia’s modern coastal landscapes thanks to a $391,000 Australian Research Council Discovery Project grant.