Artificial intelligence: friend or foe? 

AI and the future of art, academia, and ethics 

5 tips for keeping yourself safe online

According to a cybersecurity expert

3 tips to avoid procrastinating

We're all guilty of it.

Welcome to UOW's flagship magazine, The Stand.

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.

 

Articles

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.

Why have we had so much rain this year?

As parts of western NSW prepare for heavy rainfall and severe flooding, the east coast is once again bracing for more wet weather throughout spring.

Carbon neutrality, greenhouse gases, net-zero: understanding the lingo of a sustainable future

On 5 June, to mark World Environment Day, the University of Wollongong (UOW) announced its commitment to carbon neutrality by 2030. It follows years of devastating natural disasters exacerbated by climate change, including the Black Summer Bushfires and recent East Coast floods.

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