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 UOW water warriors
Students go pond-dipping to understand the importance of aquatic habitats
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
Staying on top of wasted efforts
It was once believed that the concrete used to build our cities’ sewer pipes would easily last a hundred years or longer. A ‘build and forget’ service, with maintenance only required for what enters its tunnels, and not for the structure itself.
Improving the ocean starts at our coast
The Second World Ocean Assessment was released in April, in connection with Earth Day 2021. The assessment involved contributions from more than 300 scientists from the UN’s group of experts chosen from around the world, and provides a comprehensive and integrated review of scientific information on the state of the marine environment.
The three of us: Faisal Hai, Ashley Ansari and Michael Stapleton
Michael Stapleton is an Environmental Engineer who through his PhD, is investigating the interconnection of two emerging water pollution issues- microplastics and antibiotics. Michael has two amazing academics and researchers supporting him on his journey- Professor Faisal Hai & Dr Ashley Ansari.
With almost 60,000 kilometres of coastline, Australians are highly reliant and connected to the ocean and the coastal waterways that surround us. These waterways have supported communities that have resided on our coasts for thousands of years with food and a means for travel. As a nation we are passionate about our coasts and the ocean, there is a feeling of it being important to our culture.