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.
Growing globally, working locally
For Scalapay, the fast-growing Australian e-commerce company, the world is its oyster, but the Illawarra is its home
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.
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 globetrotting friendship
A University snow trip to New Zealand helped push Barron Hanson and Michael Appleford from childhood acquaintances to best mates. They’ve been chasing each other around the world ever since.
A UOW love story
Tony Okely and Mylie Goodhew both enrolled in the exact same UOW course in the exact same year. Thirty years later, the husband and wife have some advice for you.
More than fun and games
Ashleigh and Grant Neill met while balancing education degrees and jobs at a South Coast theme park. Seventeen years later, the husband and wife have built an acclaimed business that is raising the bar for children’s care—while they raise their own family in the process.