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.
The ride of a lifetime
When the eyes of the world focus on the Illawarra this September, as the UCI Road World Championships bring the best in the sport of cycling to the region, there will be few people more excited than Dean Dalla Valle.
Pioneering behaviour change
Content warning: the following story mentions child and sexual abuse.
The (renewable) power of exercise
Imagine charging your phone by going for a run. That’s the concept behind Dr Fatemeh Mokhtari’s project intertwining renewable energy, tech and activewear.
Koala vocals providing key to saving species
Artificial intelligence that identifies individual koalas by their vocals promises to revolutionise our understanding of the iconic – and now endangered - Australian marsupial.
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