Transforming microfinance for women's empowerment

A call for structural change

Counting down to UOWs campus opening in India

Q&A with Campus Director Nimay Kalyani

Boss battles: Can you handle a tough manager?

Expert tips to troubleshoot a toxic workplace from the latest UOW's Luminaries webinar

A career switch for the good of the planet

From the beaches of Wollongong to the frosty wilderness of Iceland

UOW campus in India is in prime position for July launch

Opening as the second highest-ranked university in India

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

Lecturer by weekdays and a rapper, as fate would have it

Growing up in Surabaya, Indonesia and raised by a single mother, Yani Oktaviana loved listening to a variety of music genres from a young age, but it was hip hop that would eventually win her heart.

Understanding a global issue

Content warning: this article mentions sexual violence and child abuse that some may find confronting, however there are no depictions or descriptions. Reader discretion is advised.

Inspiring the women of the future

We may think everything has changed when it comes to equality, but there is still work to do. Meet the UOW women ensuring gender equality is a reality for everyone.

International Day of Women and Girls in Science

As the 11th of February nears we take time to recognise and celebrate gender equality for the 7th International Day of Women and Girls in Science

Addressing the ongoing gender divide

The push for gender equality that was felt around the world in the 1960s was never going to be a simple process. More than half a century later, despite much progress, the pace of change appears to be failing expectations.

Tackling gender inequality through a global pandemic

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you would have seen the growing number of stories on the news in Australia about gender equality and the under-representation of women sitting in senior roles in businesses, politics, and STEM.