From 3D bioprinting, materials engineering and medicinal chemistry to social transformation, UOW’s major research facilities and strengths are working tirelessly to solve complex, real-world problems. Our local, national and global partnerships with other institutions and industry work towards building a sustainable and equitable future for the 21st century.


If we want to keep eating tuna, the world needs to learn how to share Too many fish in our seas, like the Pacific bluefin tuna, are being lost to over-fishing – but better management can help. Author Quentin Hanich has previously worked for a number of Pacific island delegations, institutions and international organisations on Pacific […]
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A team of researchers from UOW has received Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation funding to help develop a Next Generation Condom that “significantly preserves or enhances pleasure, in order to improve uptake and regular use”. Their team was one of only 52 grants funded worldwide, out of more than 1,700 applications for the Grand Challenges Explorations initiative, which covers five diverse project areas ranging from agriculture to healthcare. Initial grants of US$100,000 are awarded two times a year. Successful projects have the opportunity to receive a follow-on grant of up to US$1 million.
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The American Department of Defense (DoD) has awarded two Illawarra-based researchers US$500,000 to develop a new treatment strategy for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), a devastating illness with no known cure and only one drug available to alleviate symptoms. Also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, ALS attacks the nerve cells found in the brain and spinal cord, leading to progressive muscle weakness and death within two to five years of diagnosis.
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