UOW lecturer shortlisted for prestigious photography awards

Biologist and photographer Dr Damien Esquerre named a finalist for Nature Photographer of the Year

A 3D-printed vision for the future

Research on track to develop the first bio-engineered cornea fit for human transplants

Can peace and democracy co-exist?

New book shines a light on complexities of international relations

Welcome to UOW's flagship magazine, The Stand.

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.



Get up and move to improve children's learning

What if increasing the amount of physical activity each day could improve children's learning?

Timbers with a sustainable timbre

From concert halls and recording studios to factories, sawmills and forests, University of Wollongong (UOW) researchers Professor Chris Gibson and Dr Andrew Warren have been documenting this change by following guitar timbers back to the tree.

Why true crime captivates

On 17 June, 1994, Dominos Pizza sales hit a then record high. Not because of a genius marketing campaign or a special offer - it was because of our fascination with crime.

The rise of competitive parenting

Back at the start of her career, Dr Elisabeth Duursma used to visit low-income families in rural Vermont, in the United States. She would watch how the mothers and children played together, but then she noticed that the fathers would be hovering at the back. They were curious, but not taking part.

Who we are: multiculturalism in the home

Boyd and Denise could not have been on more different paths in life. Boyd was an electrician who'd grown up in Shellharbour. Denise was living in the UK, working and studying and trying to find healing, peace and forgiveness.

Worlds collided

Shawn Burns began his foray into journalism at a small newspaper on NSW's far South Coast. He worked his way around regional NSW for 16 years, finding his way into television as a reporter and chief of staff for WIN TV Wagga Wagga, before moving across to head up the Wollongong bureau.