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.
Be a part of everything
From a farm in rural Australia to the centre of Wollongong – how IT student Jack Wason found home away from home at UOW
Force of gravity
The UOW graduate putting retired mineshafts to work for our green energy future
Pootopia: the science, art and economics of human manure
Most of us don’t think twice about the fact that our favourite fruit and veggies are grown with the help of animal manure. But how would you feel about growing food with your own poo?
Understanding Australia’s ancient landscape
“I’m not a very spiritual person, but it’s such a spiritual place out there. It’s otherworldly, and I just sort of fell in love with the place and the community.”
Can AI learn to become more human?
AI could be fighting with, not against us, in cyber-attacks.
Investing in a sustainable future
When Dr Searat Ali introduced the concept of sustainable finance to his postgraduate students, he encountered some initial scepticism.