Breaking the communication code

Louis Cremen and Susan Zhang

What to expect at UOW Orientation week

Enabling students to transition from previous backgrounds to university life and academic roles.

Meet the UOW researchers broadening the scope of mental health research

Understanding the biological differences between mental illnesses

Welcome to UOW's flagship magazine, The Stand.

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.

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Articles

Back to the past: How the Taliban took over Afghanistan

What will Afghanistan’s future look like under Taliban rule? UOW Deputy Vice Chancellor (Education) and Afghanistan expert Professor Theo Farrell unpacks the situation.

What is toxic positivity?

As NSW continues its second and strictest COVID lockdown, there has been plenty of focus on maintaining a positive outlook.

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.

Plastic is no longer just a marine problem

“More and more, we are finding that microplastics are in the atmosphere, in the mountains, in the ice caps, in the human environment.”

Ensuring access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all

SDG seven is working towards ‘ensuring access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all’. Universities play an integral role in this, through research, teaching, community and industry engagement, knowledge exchange, advocacy and of course, campus operations.

Beauty within a 10km radius

The word euphoric is mentioned, along with sparkling and alive. Could ocean pool swimming be an unlikely remedy to COVID-19 lockdown blues?