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.
Chernobyl: a lesson in truth
There was a time when no one knew what happened at Chernobyl. Secrets were kept, mistakes were made, and people were exposed. Now, more than 30 years later, and with the release of HBO’s successful mini-series, the disaster is once again in the spotlight.
How to future-proof your career
Are robots equipped with artificial intelligence replacing people and making jobs redundant? With constant developments in digitisation and automation, it’s fair to say “the future” has arrived. But, there are still a number of human-based, natural intelligence-driven jobs robots simply can’t match…yet.
The promise of mindfulness
Mindfulness offers the promise of a healthier mind for everyone.
From refugee to GP
Ram Khanal was raised in a Bhutanese refugee camp. Now the student of medicine is working to bring healthcare to those in need.
A classroom in the outback
Nalawan outstation is a world away from the typical university experience.
The hidden figures of women's health
Women’s health is dynamic, their needs and concerns changing dramatically over the course of their lives. These are some of the stories behind the statistics.