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.
When disaster strikes: living in a world with more frequent natural disasters
Just two years after the devastating Black Summer bushfires swept through Australia, the east coast has once again been battered by the forces of nature.
Our future in their hands
They’re in their early twenties, fresh-faced but also fiercely committed and hopeful that together, they can change the future of our climate
Plastic is no longer just a marine problem
“More and more, we are finding that microplastics are in the atmosphere, in the mountains, in the ice caps, in the human environment.”
The rise of eco-anxiety
As the world continues to grapple with the tangible impacts of climate change, eco-anxiety has become a very real problem.
A blueprint to change the world
The University of Wollongong is working to effect change on a global level, with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals providing a roadmap for creating a better world for all.
Scientist, model, environmentalist, television presenter, and all-round passionate human being, Laura Wells defies expectations.