A leader in research and innovation

Discoveries by UoN researchers have made remarkable contributions to the knowledge and understanding of issues of global significance across many discipline areas.

UoN researchers have led the world in fields as diverse as geotechnical science and engineering, energy and resources, reproductive biology, plant biology, applied mathematics, and health and medical sciences.

Our staff and graduates have been singled out for international accolades and awards in these and other fields including architecture, design, natural history illustration, music, media, and humanities and social sciences.

Engagement with partners and productive collaborations are essential if world-class research is to translate into outcomes that will change the lives of individuals, the productivity of industry, or the economic health and sustainability of nations. The development of the 'Jameson Cell' at UoN is just one example of the University's contribution to world-class research. First discovered in 1986, the revolutionary method of separating valuable minerals and coal from waste material is now used in 25 countries around the world. Hailed as one of the country's most financially successful inventions in the past two decades, the Jameson Cell adds $4 billion a year to the value of Australia's minerals export industry.