The importance of the arts

Renowned actor, artist and musician, Geoff Morrell awarded Honorary Doctorate

Beloved UOW academic awarded posthumous PhD

Immense contribution of Dr Kimberley Livingstone recognised as her family accept degree on her behalf

Tailor your career in fintech at UOW India

Get set to make your mark with a world-class course offering

Navigating troubled waters

Why the BBNJ Agreement marks a critical turning point for ocean protection

Putting healthy snacks on the global map

Innovating accessible health food

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

How accounting can make the NDIS more equitable

When accounting practices are adapted to respect and include First Nations perspectives, they can become a powerful tool for change.

Not sure how our voting system works?

Voting for the first time can be overwhelming.

Elon Musk is taking over Twitter – now what?

The deal has caused huge worldwide discussion, soliciting comments from US President Joe Biden and former president Donald Trump (the latter who was famously banned from the platform following the January 6 Riots). But does it really matter who owns Twitter?

Back to the past: How the Taliban took over Afghanistan

What will Afghanistan’s future look like under Taliban rule? UOW Deputy Vice Chancellor (Education) and Afghanistan expert Professor Theo Farrell unpacks the situation.

Champion of change

UOW alumna Carol Kiernan has been instrumental in achieving equality for women in the Australian Honours by co-founding 'Honour a Woman'.

As long as women are not free, the people are not free

The coronavirus pandemic has been a shared experience of fear, displacement and frustration, but its material effects have not been felt equally. UOW alumna Van Badham writes that although everyone has faced unprecedented challenges from the (seemingly, unending) virus, women have worn the worst of the economic and social impact of COVID-19.