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.
3D printing, the future of surfing
Ever dreamed of surfing some of the world’s best surf breaks all in the name of research? That was the task for researchers from the University of Wollongong on a project to test the performance of 3D-printed surfboard fins.
From thoughts to things
For all the buzz of innovation, why does so little research translate into real-world applications and what are the secrets to success? Gordon Wallace shares what he has learnt taking 3D-printed products from the lab to the clinic.
3D printing: from science fiction to science fact
Meet the UOW researchers who are using materials science and 3D printing to turn science fiction into medical fact.
Repairing us when we break. In 3D.
The statistics make for grim reading. Almost one in three deaths in Australia were caused by or related to some form of cardiovascular disease.