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.
Understanding Australia’s ancient landscape
“I’m not a very spiritual person, but it’s such a spiritual place out there. It’s otherworldly, and I just sort of fell in love with the place and the community.”
The UOW water warriors
Students go pond-dipping to understand the importance of aquatic habitats
Among ancient moss forests
Distinguished Professor Sharon Robinson shares her first-hand experience of her decades-long research in Antarctica.
Getting salty for the planet
Blend ESQ Founder and Director Robyn Johnson has spent two decades guiding businesses to operate within our environmental laws and influencing environmental controls on significant projects. But when she looked through the lens of a group of ten-year-old students, she began to question whether she was genuinely using her skills to the greatest impact.
The truth about Australia’s plastic problem
Despite Australia’s small population, it is consistently one of the largest producers of waste in the OECD
UOW’s journey to global sustainability
The University of Wollongong (UOW) signed a commitment to the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in 2019. Three years later, UOW is ranked equal 70th in the world for social and economic impact and is placed in the top 50 global universities for seven of the 17 goals.