From commerce to choreography

How Teagan’s affinity with dancing led to business success

Diving into entrepreneurship

How this UOW graduate combined a knack for marketing and a passion for diving into a successful business

The leading women of STEM

From Wollongong to the world stage, these UOW graduates continue to lead the way for women in STEM

The expert advice for managing children’s meltdowns

Five takeaways from this year’s first Luminaries webinar

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.


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.

Healthy mums, healthy bubs

Diet is a central part of pregnancy, to ensure both mum and baby are receiving the nutrients they need to thrive.

Netflix has your number

Every time you click play, streaming services are capturing data about who you are, what you like, and what you are likely to choose in the future.

2016: The Year in Review

It was a huge year for the University of Wollongong, with 2016 heralding remarkable discoveries, technological advancements, groundbreaking new buildings, and fascinating stories from our diverse student body. UOW photojournalist Paul Jones showcases his photographic year in review.