Dr Reem Osman: Dubai's game-changing CEO

The UOW graduate's groundbreaking rise to the top of health care in the UAE

Gender expression and my non-binary identity

A personal reflection by UOW staff member Kit West

Home truths on housing affordability

Exploring solutions to the housing affordability crisis in UOW's latest Luminaries webinar

UOW medical student combines passion for healthcare and literacy

Teaching the next generation.

Dismantling barriers and chasing dreams with the Dylan Alcott Foundation

Meet UOW’s Dylan Alcott Foundation scholars

Welcome to The Stand Magazine

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.

Articles

Building a connected network

From software engineers to marketing professionals and as high up as the CEO, the staff at this company all have one thing in common.

Setting the stage for greener housing

Team UOW Australia reminisces on how they retrofitted the first-ever net-zero house and won Solar Decathlon China

A 3D-printed vision for the future

A research team led by the University of Sydney’s Professor Gerard Sutton, with researchers from the University of Wollongong (UOW) has scored an early goal in efforts to develop a 3D bio-engineered cornea to revolutionise sight-restoring transplants.

Shaping safety through augmented reality

The University of Wollongong graduates whose passion for science is helping change the world.

The (renewable) power of exercise

Imagine charging your phone by going for a run. That’s the concept behind Dr Fatemeh Mokhtari’s project intertwining renewable energy, tech and activewear.

Growing globally, working locally

For Scalapay, the fast-growing Australian e-commerce company, the world is its oyster, but the Illawarra is its home

Bright minds, bold ambitions and boundless passion

Three UOW alumni share the stories of coming of age and finding their dream jobs right after uni

Vice-Chancellor bids farewell to UOW

Vice-Chancellor proud of University’s immense success in research, teaching, and business partnerships

Advocating for our oceans

It’s not perhaps an obvious place from which to change the world. ANCORS is easy to miss if you don’t know what you’re looking for. The building on the Innovation Campus that houses it doesn’t even carry its name.

Energy savers

Inside homes in the Illawarra, many senior residents curl up beneath a blanket, trying to keep warm during winter.

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.

No-needle diabetes

Managing complex conditions such as diabetes could be made cheaper and simpler following the development of a copper film that detects glucose from sweat or tears.