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.
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.”
UOW lecturer shortlisted for prestigious photography awards
It took four long, grueling trips to central Australia to get the perfect shot.
Investing in a sustainable future
When Dr Searat Ali introduced the concept of sustainable finance to his postgraduate students, he encountered some initial scepticism.
Walking in the footsteps of scientists at Low Isles
Environmental researcher Associate Professor Sarah Hamylton retells her latest expedition
Among ancient moss forests
Distinguished Professor Sharon Robinson shares her first-hand experience of her decades-long research in Antarctica.
The double degree dynamic
Joe Cincotta’s career has taken him from advertising to the frenetic pace of digital start-ups, to working with Facebook, to banks and insurance, to medicine and now helping zoos around the world care for their animals.