We bring to life subjects that illustrate the impact UOW’s 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.
Helping oyster farmers to weather environmental challenges
It’s been a crazy twelve months for Batemans Bay oyster farmer Ewan McAsh. This time last year he was fighting bushfire flames at the front door of his oyster farm office and storage sheds.
Stefania’s journey to outer space
Could it also take the Three-Minute Thesis winner into space one day as well?
The rise of eco-anxiety
As the world continues to grapple with the tangible impacts of climate change, eco-anxiety has become a very real problem.
The race to save the corroboree frog
As bushfires raced through Kosciuszko National Park in January, researchers from the University of Wollongong watched in horror. Only weeks before, they had dropped more than 100 precious corroboree frogs into the area as part of their species recovery program.
A blueprint to change the world
The University of Wollongong is working to effect change on a global level, with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals providing a roadmap for creating a better world for all.
Why Yasmine's research is deeply personal
It is research that is incredibly important for Yasmine, one of few dietitians globally who has been diagnosed with the disease.