The University of Newcastle, Australia

Innovation

Virtual reality headset

News • 24 Oct 2018

The sickening truth about virtual reality

A new study has proven that cybersickness, which is caused by exposure to virtual reality (VR), may be the same clinical condition as ‘classic’ motion sickness caused by travelling.

Victoria Theatre interior

News • 22 Oct 2018

Virtual reality project brings the opulent Victoria Theatre back to life

A project from School of Creative Industries researcher Dr Gillian Arrighi has brought to life the lavish original 1891 interior of a forgotten Newcastle icon, the Victoria Theatre, through a virtual reality recreation.

Makerspace launch

News • 9 Oct 2018

From club to creative hub - Makerspace opens

UON has a newly created Makerspace situated in the Architecture precinct.  Launched late September, the new space is open to all current students and staff to give makers, designers, programmers and scientists the opportunity to collaborate on projects and design, problem-solve and share ideas.

Innovation Launchpad Minister Harwin

News • 3 Oct 2018

Innovation Launchpad to drive energy and resources startups

Businesses and startups in energy and resources will reap the benefit of world class research with the launch of a new research centre in Newcastle.

FutureLearn

News • 28 Sep 2018

New FutureLearn partnership to deliver Bachelor of Arts online

Next week, UON and FutureLearn will jointly announce a partnership to deliver our Bachelor of Arts online. This is an important expansion of the University’s long history of flexible delivery.

News • 13 Oct 2018

VR key to increasing resilience in Australian troops

In the hopes of utilising advanced tools to enhance resilience, a first-of-its kind project led by the University of Newcastle (UON) will explore Virtual Reality (VR) training as a new method to ensure Australian troops are equipped with resilience training ahead of deployment.