The power of nursing

How a foundational career in nursing led Patricia Davidson around the world

5 tips for keeping yourself safe online

According to a cybersecurity expert

3 tips to avoid procrastinating

We're all guilty of it.

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

Building a love of literature

Books spark a child's imagination, stoke their curiosity, develop their language skills and provide a window into worlds unknown.

Big data will change your life.

The ability to harness and probe for understanding in massive amounts of data is heralding revolutionary approaches to the way we do business, provide healthcare and interact with each other.

2016: The Year in Review

It was a huge year for the University of Wollongong, with 2016 heralding remarkable discoveries, technological advancements, groundbreaking new buildings, and fascinating stories from our diverse student body. UOW photojournalist Paul Jones showcases his photographic year in review.

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.

Disease freeze frame

Old enemies are making a comeback. Diseases such as pneumonia, tuberculosis, and malaria are stealing ground won over the past century. Antibiotics that help patients undergoing chemotherapy and routine surgery to fight infection are under threat.

A man on a mission

Tim Flannery has devoted his life – and career – to championing the environment. But with climate change looming as the greatest threat to our planet, he believes the time to act is now.