Digital fatigue is real

But there are ways out of it

Back to the past: How the Taliban took over Afghanistan

The brutal end to the longest war

What is toxic positivity?

How looking only on the bright side can be damaging to mental health.

Welcome to UOW's flagship magazine, The Stand.

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.

 

Articles

Ensuring access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all

SDG seven is working towards ‘ensuring access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all’. Universities play an integral role in this, through research, teaching, community and industry engagement, knowledge exchange, advocacy and of course, campus operations.

The buck stops here

Ethical dilemmas are likely to arise in the workplace from time-to-time, no matter what job you do. If, for instance, your workplace doesn’t have a recycling system in place, it is easy to blame the company when you find yourself throwing recyclable items in the trash.

Up to the challenge: a life in research

As Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research & Innovation) she has led UOW’s efforts to solve some of the world’s biggest, most complex problems.

From thoughts to things

For all the buzz of innovation, why does so little research translate into real-world applications and what are the secrets to success? Gordon Wallace shares what he has learnt taking 3D-printed products from the lab to the clinic.

Life under the microscope

Surfer, scientist, engineer and inventor: James Bouwer has played a key role in developing the microscope technology that is revolutionising our understanding of life at the molecular level.

A catalyst for change

The seeds of an idea that were planted in the hope of reversing the Illawarra region’s flagging economic fortunes are beginning to sprout, with the potential to create real and lasting change.