The University of Newcastle, Australia

Grants, Innovation and Impact

News • 25 Jul 2019

New Grant Looks at Low SES Students, Success and Completion in Higher Education

Researchers investigate success in higher education from the perspective of students from low socioeconomic status backgrounds

News • 4 Jun 2019

Special Semester at the Bernoulli Center

The research group around ARC Laureate Fellow George Willis was recently granted a special semester at the Bernoulli Center in Lausanne, Switzerland to take place in the second half of 2020.

News • 3 May 2019

The Aussie slug that can superglue its predators for days

Research scientists at the University of Newcastle have shown that the red triangle slug (Triboniophorus graeffei) produces a sticky defence mucus when disturbed that is strong enough to glue down predators for days.

Professor Penny Jane Burke

News • 15 Apr 2019

Research team to develop an International Literature Review on Equity in Higher Education

A research team from University of Newcastle and University of Melbourne have been awarded a grant from the Australian Department of Education and Training, under the HEPPP National Priority Pool scheme, to develop an International Literature Review on Equity in Higher Education. This work will be a significant asset for the Australian field of Equity in Higher Education.

Professor Brett Neilan

News • 2 Apr 2019

Award of ARC Linkage Project - Mitigating the risk of cyanobacterial blooms in wastewater ponds.

Congratulations to Professor Brett Neilan on being awarded an ARC Linkage Project Grant entitled Mitigating the risk of cyanobacterial blooms in wastewater ponds for $456,527 for the period 2019-2021.

ERA 2018

News • 27 Mar 2019

Newcastle research excellence shines on world stage

The global impact and quality of the University's research has risen, with 95 per cent now rated ‘at or above world standard’, according to a rigorous and independent international benchmarking assessment.

News • 7 Mar 2019

$1.89 million in ARC funding grants to Faculty of Science researchers

Beach goers safeguarded by new drone tracking technology.

News • 7 Mar 2019

Faculty of Science Secures $4.8 million in NHMRC Funding

In the December 2018 round of National Health and Medical Research Council funding, Faculty of Science researchers secured just over $4.8 million dollars in funding.

Tinsel the foal

News • 27 Feb 2019

Sperm extender the recipe for fertility success

A world-first sperm extender is set to more than double the effectiveness of artificial insemination rates in horses and may also have implications for humans.

News • 26 Feb 2019

Researchers awarded prestigious Fulbright Scholarships

Recognised for their potential to create global impact in their fields, three University of Newcastle researchers will receive prestigious Australian-American Fulbright Scholarships in a presentation at Parliament House this week.

Shark research

News • 15 Feb 2019

Aquatic drones capture shark paralysis after catch and release

An underwater drone has highlighted that catch and release fishing may have significant damaging effects on sharks, increasing their risk of predation.

News • 3 Oct 2017

New Colombo Plan Boosts its Support of Collaborative Chemistry Consortium

The Australian Future Chemist Consortium, a partnership between the University of Newcastle, Murdoch University, Australian National University, Flinders University and RMIT University, was recently announced successful in attaining New Colombo Plan 2018 funding.