The Voice to Parliament is a beginning, not an end

Dr Summer May Finlay on the Uluru Statement and Voice to Parliament

Inspiring the women of the future

We spoke to four UOW women driving change.

What does an ageing population mean for Australia?

How do we prepare for Australians living longer?

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.



Will artificial intelligence revolutionise the higher education sector for good?

When a plumber turned up to do some work at Thomas King’s home last year, he told the IT expert that he’d recently contested a parking ticket using the artificial intelligence (AI) software program ChatGPT.

Walking in the footsteps of scientists at Low Isles

Environmental researcher Associate Professor Sarah Hamylton retells her latest expedition

UOW medical students leading the way with research projects 

Changing medical practice and procedure is usually based on the advice of practitioners with years of experience.

Embedding sustainability is serious business

Jacki Johnson has spent the past 25 years working in the insurance sector in a variety of executive and leadership roles and is a director of a mutual bank. Now her passion for sustainability has brought her to UOW.

Blurred lines: when should private health information become public?

For the past two years, Australians have become used to hearing about health statistics. Despite millions tuning in each morning for the latest pandemic figures from across the country, few realise it is not just COVID data the health departments of Australia are collecting.

Plastic is no longer just a marine problem

“More and more, we are finding that microplastics are in the atmosphere, in the mountains, in the ice caps, in the human environment.”