Winning major prizes and awards is a way to build reputation as well as secure positive media attention.

Recent award winners

UON Young Scientist finalist in the ASPIRE Prize

UON Young Scientist finalist in the ASPIRE Prize

Monday, 25 May 2015

The University of Newcastle's Dr Hannah Power was one of three finalists in the national search to find an Australian nominee for the APEC Science Prize for Innovation, Research and Education (also known as the ASPIRE Prize).


Prestigious honour for UON Laureate Professor

Prestigious honour for UON Laureate Professor

Wednesday, 6 May 2015

The University of Newcastle is delighted to announce geotechnical engineer Laureate Professor Scott Sloan has been elected to The Royal Society, a fellowship of the world's most eminent scientific minds. This scientific academy is the oldest in continuous existence and


$1m for visionary cancer researchers

$1m for visionary cancer researchers

Friday, 1 May 2015

Two of the University of Newcastle's leading researchers have been awarded more than $1m in grants to focus on discovering new methods of curbing and treating cancer.


Academy honour for UON leaders

Academy honour for UON leaders

Thursday, 26 March 2015

Two University of Newcastle (UON) research leaders are among the distinguished health and medical scientists elected this week as Fellows of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences (AAHMS).


Laureate Professor elected to esteemed American academy

Laureate Professor elected to esteemed American academy

Tuesday, 10 February 2015

Laureate Professor Graeme Jameson, Professor of Chemical Engineering and Director of the Centre for Multiphase Processes has been elected to the US National Academy of Engineering (NAE).


$1 million in Cancer Council NSW project grants

$1 million in Cancer Council NSW project grants

Monday, 12 January 2015

Two University of Newcastle (UON) cancer researchers from the School of Biomedical Sciences and Pharmacy in the Faculty of Health and Medicine have been awarded more than $1 million in Cancer Council NSW project grants for 2015.


Closing the gap on Indigenous health

Closing the gap on Indigenous health

Friday, 5 December 2014

Health clinician and researcher Nicole Turner was honoured at the 2014 NSW Aboriginal Health Awards for her work in encouraging nutritious eating, physical activity and healthy weight for Indigenous children in the Hunter New England Local Health District.


Operation Angel Award for UON academic

Operation Angel Award for UON academic

Friday, 5 December 2014

University of Newcastle research academic Dr Kym Rae is being honoured for her dedication to kidney health research in Indigenous Australians.


Humanities accolade

Humanities accolade

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Professor Hugh Craig from the University of Newcastle's Centre for Linguistic and Literary Computing has been elected as a Fellow to the Australian Academy of the Humanities.


UON researcher awarded fellowship

UON researcher awarded fellowship

Monday, 1 December 2014

Laureate Professor John Aitken was recently elected a Fellow of The Royal Society of New South Wales (FRSN).


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