UOW lecturer shortlisted for prestigious photography awards

Biologist and photographer Dr Damien Esquerre named a finalist for Nature Photographer of the Year

A 3D-printed vision for the future

Research on track to develop the first bio-engineered cornea fit for human transplants

Can peace and democracy co-exist?

New book shines a light on complexities of international relations

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.



Guaranteeing a healthy childhood

Making sure children maintain a balanced diet and regular exercise can be a tough task for parents and carers. That’s why these researchers are putting their plans into action.

Mind and matter

Three scientists share how their passion for psychology led them down different research paths

A 3D-printed vision for the future

A research team led by the University of Sydney’s Professor Gerard Sutton, with researchers from the University of Wollongong (UOW) has scored an early goal in efforts to develop a 3D bio-engineered cornea to revolutionise sight-restoring transplants.

Could cannabis, MDMA and mushrooms be the answer the mental illness?

From July, some psychiatrists will be able to prescribe MDMA and psylocibin to patients.

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.

What does an ageing population mean for Australia?

As Japan grapples with longer life-expectancy and declining birth rates, world leaders are using the situation as a wake-up call.