The importance of the arts

Renowned actor, artist and musician, Geoff Morrell awarded Honorary Doctorate

Beloved UOW academic awarded posthumous PhD

Immense contribution of Dr Kimberley Livingstone recognised as her family accept degree on her behalf

Tailor your career in fintech at UOW India

Get set to make your mark with a world-class course offering

Navigating troubled waters

Why the BBNJ Agreement marks a critical turning point for ocean protection

Putting healthy snacks on the global map

Innovating accessible health food

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.

Articles

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.

Placement on the path to recovery

An Australian-first Recovery Camp is creating an environment where therapeutic relationships can be built from the ground up.

No-needle diabetes

Managing complex conditions such as diabetes could be made cheaper and simpler following the development of a copper film that detects glucose from sweat or tears.

Disease freeze frame

Old enemies are making a comeback. Diseases such as pneumonia, tuberculosis, and malaria are stealing ground won over the past century. Antibiotics that help patients undergoing chemotherapy and routine surgery to fight infection are under threat.

Saving the Fitzroy Falls Spiny Crayfish

Burrowed into the icy creek beds of the Southern Highlands lives a tiny population of critically endangered native crayfish. The rarest crayfish in NSW, in fact.

Greener neighbourhoods, healthy start

Does the amount of green space in the neighbourhood have an effect on pregnancy outcomes, on a child’s academic scores, on their overall health? UOW researchers intend to find out.