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.
Setting the stage for greener housing
Team UOW Australia reminisces on how they retrofitted the first-ever net-zero house and won Solar Decathlon China
Investing in a sustainable future
When Dr Searat Ali introduced the concept of sustainable finance to his postgraduate students, he encountered some initial scepticism.
The UOW water warriors
Students go pond-dipping to understand the importance of aquatic habitats
The truth about Australia’s plastic problem
Despite Australia’s small population, it is consistently one of the largest producers of waste in the OECD
Carbon neutrality, greenhouse gases, net-zero: understanding the lingo of a sustainable future
On 5 June, to mark World Environment Day, the University of Wollongong (UOW) announced its commitment to carbon neutrality by 2030. It follows years of devastating natural disasters exacerbated by climate change, including the Black Summer Bushfires and recent East Coast floods.
How to choose milk for yourself and the environment
The acceptance of alternative milk in Australia is booming, with plant-based products equating seven per cent of milk consumed and the industry worth around $230 million in 2020.