Digital fatigue is real

But there are ways out of it

Back to the past: How the Taliban took over Afghanistan

The brutal end to the longest war

What is toxic positivity?

How looking only on the bright side can be damaging to mental health.

Welcome to UOW's flagship magazine, The Stand.

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.

 

Articles

Laura Wells

Scientist, model, environmentalist, television presenter, and all-round passionate human being, Laura Wells defies expectations.

Spinning medical gold

In just two years, University of Wollongong researchers have developed a ground-breaking fibre which could mean a future without drugs.

Superbugs: How UOW researchers are curbing antimicrobial resistance

Imagine a world where antibiotics don't work. Where even minor surgeries aren't possible because of the risk of infection caused by bacteria.

Molecular Horizons: building a dream

You could walk past the latest construction site at the University of Wollongong and think that it's just another building going up, with the usual cranes and noise.

Why purple food is better for your brain

Thirty years ago, Professor Karen Charlton was working as a hospital dietitian in the North East of England. After work she would visit older men who lived alone in sheltered housing accommodation to interview them about what they ate. Professor Charlton smiles when she talks about this time.

How pregnancy impacts a woman's body

Pregnancy is an amazing and surprising time in a woman’s life. As her body becomes a minefield of new experiences, it is pushed to unprecedented levels of stress and endurance.