Researchers and students

KEE provides a broad range of services to assist The University of Newcastle’s researchers and students:

  • Facilitate Industry Collaboration, including provide advice when preparing for meetings with industry, presentations, campaigns to promote research capability, commercial support ie Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDA’s), contracts and budgets.
  • Initiate Industry Connections, promote capability and connect industry with the right researcher/s to solve industry and sector problems.
  • Host Industry Focused Networking Functions, to promote collaboration and introduce researchers to industry.
  • Assist Connecting with traditional and non-traditional funding sources, including Government, industry funding bodies, Non-government organisations and multi-sponsored research networks.
  • Present Knowledge Based Workshops to Faculties, Schools or Research Groups, these workshops can be tailored to cover specific topics and, if required, can include presentations by other University departments including Research Office, Finance, HR and if suitable, industry representatives.

KEE works closely with other University of Newcastle departments and affiliated entities that can further support researchers and students including:

Energy & Resources Knowledge Hub

The NSW Energy and Resources Knowledge Hub is an initiative of the NSW Government to support NSW business by sharing knowledge and expertise that helps overcome challenges in the energy and resources sector. Led by NIER and harnessing the power of key stakeholders from industry, research and government, the Hub provides access to new tools, services and pathways to accelerate technology and business development.


The University of Newcastle’s Integrated Innovation Network (I2N) supports entrepreneurs and businesses to make valuable connections, develop their ideas and thrive.

Graduate Research

The team responsible for the administration of Higher Degree by Research (HDR) candidature, from application to thesis examination.


HMRI is a multidisciplinary partnership between the University of Newcastle and Hunter New England Local Health District and the community.  This partnership facilitates collaborations between University of Newcastle researchers translating scientific advances into better clinical care, competitive commercial products and improved health care guidelines.


The Newcastle Institute for Energy and Resources (NIER) brings together The University of Newcastle's leading researchers working in the area of energy and resources. The NIER precinct, at the Callaghan campus, is an integrated facility which provides valuable opportunities to advance research through access to large-scale test bed and pilot plant operations.

Research Advantage

Research Advantage provides a number of opportunities for University of Newcastle researchers including a research orientation program, Early-Career Research (ECR) programs, grant accelerator programs, women in research programs and much more.

Research Services

Research Services provides the administrative support for research activities at The University of Newcastle, including processing grants and awards, integrity and ethics.


In 1969, the University formed the University of Newcastle Research Associates (TUNRA) as a vehicle to build and promote applied research opportunities for the University and industry. TUNRA operates as a subsidiary (Controlled Entity) of the University and plays an important role in UON’s strategy by further leveraging University research capabilities and assets to create additional value for the university.

The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.