Transforming microfinance for women's empowerment

A call for structural change

Counting down to UOWs campus opening in India

Q&A with Campus Director Nimay Kalyani

Boss battles: Can you handle a tough manager?

Expert tips to troubleshoot a toxic workplace from the latest UOW's Luminaries webinar

A career switch for the good of the planet

From the beaches of Wollongong to the frosty wilderness of Iceland

UOW campus in India is in prime position for July launch

Opening as the second highest-ranked university in India

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.


The two of us: Catherine McKinnon & Sarah Turnbull

The University of Wollongong (UOW) is home to many high achieving PhD students who are 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 postgraduate journey.

A history of foreign investment

Economic and business historian Senior Professor Simon Ville from UOW's Faculty of Business and Law is investigating the history of multinational enterprises in Australia to fill a major gap in economic and business history literature for the twentieth-century.

Creating Accountability: Improving Responses to Forced Displacement Crimes

International relations expert Associate Professor Phil Orchard is investigating how the United Nations and individual states can best respond to forced displacement crimes.

UOW’s first Indigenous Postdoctoral Research Fellow

For NAIDOC week 2020 we introduce you to UOW’s first Indigenous Postdoctoral Research Fellow – Yuin woman Dr Marlene Longbottom (@DrMLongbottom) - who also advocates for young researchers via UOW’s Early Career Researcher Disruption Committee.

In Pursuit of Justice for Victims of Sexual Violence

Associate Professor Julia Quilter from the School of Law is investigating whether existing laws and courtroom practices help or hinder justice for sexual violence victims with the support of an Australian Research Council Discovery Project grant of $239,322.

Public Health Response to COVID-19 for Aboriginal communities

A NSW Health funded research project led by the Ngarruwan Ngadju Health and Wellbeing Research Centre at UOW will address a gap in knowledge of how Aboriginal community controlled organisations are responding to the complex health and social challenges confronting Aboriginal communities in our region throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.