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.
The missing piece of the Alzheimer’s puzzle
According to Alzheimer’s Disease International, over 55 million people worldwide are living with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias – a shocking statistic set to almost double every 20 years.
Being the Barkindji Warrior
Shantelle Thompson knows what it means to be a fighter, figuratively and literally.
Compassion in crisis
Meet the newest recruit in UOW's School of Nursing, Professor Timothy Wand
Force of gravity
The UOW graduate putting retired mineshafts to work for our green energy future
Are banks still behaving badly?
The global banking system is facing another potential crisis, raising the question of whether the world has learned any lessons from recent financial history.
Investing in a sustainable future
When Dr Searat Ali introduced the concept of sustainable finance to his postgraduate students, he encountered some initial scepticism.