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.
Let's talk about sex
How should we approach some of the pressing issues facing adolescents?
Professor Cook and his fantastic voyage
Professor Chris Cook has seen the University of Wollongong transform from “a carpark, an oval, a pond and a couple of buildings” into a world-class institution.
Get up and move to improve children's learning
What if increasing the amount of physical activity each day could improve children's learning?
Cleaning up our oceans
More than 70 per cent of our planet is covered by ocean. What is it that drives people to explore the deep blue, and why do they feel the need to protect it?
Born from the ocean, bound for Antarctica
PhD student Rachelle Balez is ready to take her place and journey to Antarctica in the Homeward Bound leadership initiative for women in science.
A garden to call home
For years, the block in Mildura sat unused. A mess of weeds and unruly plants was slowly consuming the land.