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

Meet the team: Facility for Intelligent Fabrication

The Facility for Intelligent Fabrication (FIF) was formed in recognition of the changing business climate, as the Illawarra transitions from large-scale heavy manufacturing, and the need for local manufacturers to innovate and adapt to remain competitive. In this piece, we speak to one of the groups leaders and an early career researcher to understand their different perspectives and roles.

The future of education is already here

The main role of modern education is to support the next generation of youth in taking on our brave yet slightly broken world

The two of us: Mario Fernando and Nelly Liyanagamage

PhD candidate Nelly Liyanagamage is investigating how Machiavellians think and act in leadership positions. Her supervisor is Professor Mario Fernando from the Faculty of Business and Law, and the Director of the Centre for Cross-Cultural Management at UOW.

The virtual reality of healthcare

The idea of immersing ourselves in 3D environments dates all the way back to the stereoscopes that captivated imaginations in the 19th century, but virtual reality (VR) really came alive with the early prototypes of the Oculus Rift at the E3 video game trade show in 2012.

From iAccelerate to beyond

From the seed of an idea, big technology grows, and that’s the case for recent iAccelerate graduates Beermogul Games and BuildBee.

Industry 4.0: engaging early, with enthusiasm and purpose

More than just an acronym for individual disciplines STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) enables meaningful connections to be made between education, work, community and the global economy. A space where people develop critical thinking, problem solving, creative and collaborative skills through interconnecting ideologies and work practice.