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.
What’s it like to study engineering?
Are you still trying to decide whether a STEM degree is the right fit for you?
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
Scholarship was a bonus for Zach
Computers have always been a passion for Zach Hale, but when he just missed out on getting into a computer science course, he wasn’t sure how he could pursue his dream job.
Destiny put Keval on the right path
It was destiny, he says, that landed him in the Diploma of Engineering at UOW College in 2020.
The (renewable) power of exercise
Imagine charging your phone by going for a run. That’s the concept behind Dr Fatemeh Mokhtari’s project intertwining renewable energy, tech and activewear.
Growing globally, working locally
For Scalapay, the fast-growing Australian e-commerce company, the world is its oyster, but the Illawarra is its home