From commerce to choreography

How Teagan’s affinity with dancing led to business success

Diving into entrepreneurship

How this UOW graduate combined a knack for marketing and a passion for diving into a successful business

The leading women of STEM

From Wollongong to the world stage, these UOW graduates continue to lead the way for women in STEM

The expert advice for managing children’s meltdowns

Five takeaways from this year’s first Luminaries webinar

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.


Advancing automated mass spectrometry

A research project led by UOW’s Professor Adam Trevitt is aiming to develop new technology and tools to accelerate advances in automated mass spectrometry with funding from the Australian Research Council’s Discovery Project scheme.

The two of us: Michael Adams and Freya Croft

The University of Wollongong (UOW) has so many high achieving PhD students, working towards solving real world problems. Behind every great PhD candidate is a great supervisor (or two). We hear from both to understand their perspective of the post graduate journey.

Our field cameras melted in the bushfires

This article is a preview of Flora, Fauna, Fire, a multimedia project launching on Monday July 13. The project tracks the recovery of Australia’s native plants and animals after last summer’s bushfire tragedy. Sign up to The Conversation’s newsletter for updates.

Next-Generation Smart Solid-State Transformers (S3T)

A new UOW research project funded by the Australian Research Council (ARC) aims to design, develop and implement a next-generation smart solid-state transformer (S3T) that will greatly contribute to Australia’s energy infrastructure.

Three Minute Thesis

The Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) competition celebrates the exciting research conducted by Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) students. Developed by The University of Queensland (UQ), 3MT cultivates students’ academic, presentation, and research communication skills.

Understanding environmental stressors for the Great Barrier Reef

With the future of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef under threat, a newly funded three-year project will expand our understanding of the drivers and context of recent mass coral bleaching on the reef.