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.
Disease freeze frame
Old enemies are making a comeback. Diseases such as pneumonia, tuberculosis, and malaria are stealing ground won over the past century. Antibiotics that help patients undergoing chemotherapy and routine surgery to fight infection are under threat.
Researchers are testing Queen Garnet Plum juice on blood pressure and memory in one of the first human trials on the new ‘superfood'.
Greener neighbourhoods, healthy start
Does the amount of green space in the neighbourhood have an effect on pregnancy outcomes, on a child’s academic scores, on their overall health? UOW researchers intend to find out.
A humanitarian project to provide clean drinking water to some of the world’s poorest people is showing UOW students what it takes to make a difference in the world.