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.
Burning for a better future
In our rapidly changing climate, last summer's fires are unlikely to be a one-off event. The future health of people and the environment hinges on better understanding and managing the risks.
Healing the land to heal ourselves
When we think of bushfires, the issues of long-term drought and climate change spring to mind. But it seems the problem behind our fires runs much deeper and longer – and is now in short supply.
A sustainable lens on COVID-19
Dr Belinda Gibbons is a Senior Lecturer at the Sydney Business School, University of Wollongong. On September 25th 2015, 193 member states came together to sign Agenda 2030.
The Australian bushfire crisis
When we think of summer time, we think of barbeques, late afternoon swims at the beach, and enjoying time with friends and family. It’s been a summer like no other. The ABC reported that more than 12.6 million acres across Australia were burned, 434 million tonnes of CO2 was emitted, half the population was affected by smoke and an estimated one billion animals were killed.
Resilience under fire
On the evening of 4 January 2020, a fast-moving front of the monstrous Currowan fire – which would ultimately destroy half a million hectares and hundreds of properties over 74 days – tore through New South Wales’ picturesque Kangaroo Valley.
Preparing for change
That the future is the product of the decisions we make today is a sentiment swirling around the corridors of Australia’s education sector.