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.
University of Wollongong academics reflect on National Reconciliation Week
Held annually from 27 May to 3 June, Reconciliation Week is a time for Australians to learn about and embrace our shared history and culture, and commit to ongoing reconciliation.
A duty of care
Over four decades of friendship, the lives of UOW Vice-Chancellor Professor Patricia Davidson and UOW Head of Nursing Professor John Daly have become so intertwined that it’s impossible to imagine a world without each other.
Bright minds, bold ambitions and boundless passion
Three UOW alumni share the stories of coming of age and finding their dream jobs right after uni
Breaking the communication code
Whatever Matrix-era stereotypes you might hold about the cyber security industry, Louis Cremen and Susan Zhang embody their opposite. Sunny and full of respect, Louis and Susan’s dual mentorship and close friendship has been integral to each-other’s success, proving itself in unexpected ways.
Paying it forward
Maheshika Nanayakkara and Sarah Lisle first met on opposite sides of the UOW international program. Along with Maheshika’s partner Asiri Nawarathna, the pair’s friendship is a perfect example of finding connections where you least expect them.
A different kind of network
Kristen Patchett, Antonia McInnes, and Natalie Piucco met on their very first day of study at UOW. Eight years later–as the three best friends reach new heights in their respective careers–they take time to reflect on how they’ve each helped each other along the way.