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.
Molecular Horizons: building a dream
You could walk past the latest construction site at the University of Wollongong and think that it's just another building going up, with the usual cranes and noise.
The path to peace in Afghanistan
With an astronomical cost that rises by the day, the Afghanistan War can only end through one route - diplomacy.
Chernobyl: a lesson in truth
There was a time when no one knew what happened at Chernobyl. Secrets were kept, mistakes were made, and people were exposed. Now, more than 30 years later, and with the release of HBO’s successful mini-series, the disaster is once again in the spotlight.
From Hanoi to Wollongong: life as an international student in Australia
Now in my final semester at the University of Wollongong, this place, and the friends I've found along the way, have been keeping me company for three years.
A voice to be heard
She didn’t know a word of English when she arrived in Australia, but through work, volunteering and taking a chance, Angie has made the most of her time as an international student.
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.