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.
Associate Professor Michael Adams explores the fine line between life and death through freediving.
Current sports bras, while helping to limit breast movement, do have their limitations.
Poet, author, activist and academic, Kate Swaffer reveals how she is living beyond younger onset dementia.
A house for all
A people-focused approach to building design will lead to better quality of care for people living with dementia.
How fish scales and magnets could mop up oil spills
What started as an off-the-cuff challenge in the laboratory has led to two novel methods of using magnetic forces to control how oil droplets move within other liquids, including water. Research fellow Dr Yi Du, from UOW’s Institute for Superconducting and Electronic Materials (ISEM), set new PhD student Haifeng Feng a series of tasks to help him familiarise himself with the lab equipment.
The science of making sex safer ... and maybe better
A UOW team is working on a next-generation condom that enhances pleasure and encourages greater use.