The Voice to Parliament is a beginning, not an end

Dr Summer May Finlay on the Uluru Statement and Voice to Parliament

Inspiring the women of the future

We spoke to four UOW women driving change.

What does an ageing population mean for Australia?

How do we prepare for Australians living longer?

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.



Investing in a sustainable future

When Dr Searat Ali introduced the concept of sustainable finance to his postgraduate students, he encountered some initial scepticism.

The Airbnb effect

When a business conference saw all San Francisco hotel rooms occupied, two roommates decided to rent out air mattresses on the floor of their apartment.

Will artificial intelligence revolutionise the higher education sector for good?

When a plumber turned up to do some work at Thomas King’s home last year, he told the IT expert that he’d recently contested a parking ticket using the artificial intelligence (AI) software program ChatGPT.

The perfect recipe for a new career

In his mid-30s, the former chef had come home at the beginning of the pandemic, with little chance of getting steady hospitality work as lockdowns hit Australia.

How coincidence and connections helped a shark attack survivor heal and tell his story

In 2014, exercise science student James Forsyth was completing his Honours project at the University of Wollongong (UOW) when then 21-year-old Brett volunteered for his study.

Changing lives from Australia to Africa

The UOW Rwanda Project combines humanitarianism and engineering to help those who need it most and boosts learning through hands-on experience.