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.
The baby-making business
Imagine a world with a growing international trade in eggs, sperm, embryos and genetic material to create designer babies. Where young women are flown across the globe to donate fresh eggs. Where frozen sperm is transported from one side of the world to the other and spare embryos are gifted to couples desperate to conceive.
Smart cities at the crossroads
Are smart cities another fad that benefits only big tech companies, or can the power of citizen sensing help make life better for all who call the city home?
Passion for the job
From being left at a bus garage to helping companies leverage automation technology, Professor Valerie Linton is breaking new ground for women in engineering.
Up in smoke
Still there are lessons to be learnt from these bushfires
Sleep on it
Why sleep is more important than ever.
The march of the robot economy
UOW's Dr Eduardo Pol sheds light on the robot economy and its future.