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.
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.
Why purple food is better for your brain
Thirty years ago, Professor Karen Charlton was working as a hospital dietitian in the North East of England. After work she would visit older men who lived alone in sheltered housing accommodation to interview them about what they ate. Professor Charlton smiles when she talks about this time.
War and peace: the power of journalism
Ayesha Hasan grew up against the backdrop of conflict, in a small village in north-west Pakistan. Now, the journalist and PhD student is devoting her research to highlighting the importance of peace journalism.
How pregnancy impacts a woman's body
Pregnancy is an amazing and surprising time in a woman’s life. As her body becomes a minefield of new experiences, it is pushed to unprecedented levels of stress and endurance.
A healthy diet for a healthy planet
Forecasts suggest that by 2050, 10 billion people will inhabit the earth, requiring the production of 70 to 100 per cent more food.
Why are we so nostalgic for the 1990s?
The past few years have seen a surprising love for the 1990s – fuelled by our new methods of consuming content – that has infiltrated all areas of our culture and shows little signs of abating.