Transforming microfinance for women's empowerment

A call for structural change

Counting down to UOWs campus opening in India

Q&A with Campus Director Nimay Kalyani

Boss battles: Can you handle a tough manager?

Expert tips to troubleshoot a toxic workplace from the latest UOW's Luminaries webinar

A career switch for the good of the planet

From the beaches of Wollongong to the frosty wilderness of Iceland

UOW campus in India is in prime position for July launch

Opening as the second highest-ranked university in India

Welcome to The Stand Magazine

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.

Articles

The passion powering tomorrow's nurses

To mark International Nurses Day (Sunday, 12 May), we asked past and current UOW nursing students to share their inspiring journeys, aspirations, and the driving force behind their choice to embark on a career in nursing. Embracing newfound opportunities in pursuit of a dream, their stories portray an authentic fulfillment in caring for others.

Graduates inspired to bring “fresh eyes” to implement change

“The older I get the more appreciative I am of the perspective that fresh eyes bring to a situation or problem,” Captain Scott Palmer said.

Passion for nursing a family affair

Mother and daughter reflect on their experiences studying together

Closing the gap in mental health 

The Shoalhaven community has suffered more than most over the past two years with natural disasters and the pandemic which has resulted in increasing mental health issues.

Blurred lines: when should private health information become public?

For the past two years, Australians have become used to hearing about health statistics. Despite millions tuning in each morning for the latest pandemic figures from across the country, few realise it is not just COVID data the health departments of Australia are collecting.

Industry 4.0: engaging early, with enthusiasm and purpose

More than just an acronym for individual disciplines STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) enables meaningful connections to be made between education, work, community and the global economy. A space where people develop critical thinking, problem solving, creative and collaborative skills through interconnecting ideologies and work practice.