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.
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.
Climate change, eucalypt bark and bushfires: Why do some trees die and others survive?
Harriet is a fire ecology researcher who is currently completing her PhD with the Centre for Environmental Risk Management of Bushfires.
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.”