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.
Scientist, model, environmentalist, television presenter, and all-round passionate human being, Laura Wells defies expectations.
A healthy diet for a healthy planet
Forecasts suggest that by 2050, 10 billion people will inhabit the earth, requiring the production of 70 to 100 per cent more food.
Engineers with empathy
A few years ago, Dave Walker had a brainwave while on a plane to Rwanda. The UOW Rwanda Project was born.
Timbers with a sustainable timbre
From concert halls and recording studios to factories, sawmills and forests, University of Wollongong (UOW) researchers Professor Chris Gibson and Dr Andrew Warren have been documenting this change by following guitar timbers back to the tree.
Food waste leaves energy production much to digest
The smell is unmistakably that of beer. Though it's over-fermented beer, with a pungent aroma akin to rotten fruit filling the nostrils.