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.
Chernobyl: a lesson in truth
There was a time when no one knew what happened at Chernobyl. Secrets were kept, mistakes were made, and people were exposed. Now, more than 30 years later, and with the release of HBO’s successful mini-series, the disaster is once again in the spotlight.
Unlocking the history of human evolution, one grain of sand at a time
UOW Researchers are using optical dating to analyse hundreds of thousands of grains of sand to fill in the gaps of the human evolution puzzle.
Kai's journey from rock pools to fish schools
From his childhood on the Far South Coast of NSW to his current research that investigates the social lives of fish, Kai Paijmans has always been enamoured with marine ecosystems and the creatures that dwell within.
"I'm towing a jumbo jet" – Life with MND
Justin Yerbury has dedicated his scientific career to finding a cure for the disease that has haunted his family. As Motor Neurone Disease takes hold of his body, he reflects on his path, his prognosis, and the people he loves.
On the front line of sea level rises
A warming planet is driving sea level rises and forcing the world map to be redrawn to reflect changes to our coastlines.
3 things Rhiannon wants every STEM girl to hear
Rhiannon shares three things she wants every Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) girl to know.