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.
Not sure how our voting system works?
Voting for the first time can be overwhelming.
What it means to be an older, single woman today
These are the circumstances facing a growing number of single women aged over 65.
The path to peace in Afghanistan
With an astronomical cost that rises by the day, the Afghanistan War can only end through one route - diplomacy.
The Aquarian Uprising
It was a time of great achievement but also a time of great turbulence. The rebellions of the decade exploded, giving way to the chaos and division of the 1970s.
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.
Unlocking the history of human evolution, one grain of sand at a time
UOW Researchers are using optical dating to analyse hundreds of thousands of grains of sand to fill in the gaps of the human evolution puzzle.