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researcher with apple trees

News • 18 Feb 2021

Scientists unlock potential to yield “diet” fruit

A new study has demystified sugar distribution in plants, paving the way to create low sugar or ‘diet’ fruits.

Peter Lewis Illustration

News • 18 Dec 2020

Muscling RNA polymerase off the DNA

Researchers elucidate a unique molecular mechanism for efficient gene expression in pathogenic bacteria

The Gay’wu Group of Women

News • 18 Dec 2020

University of Newcastle author wins major literary award

Professor Sarah Wright, a human geographer from the University of Newcastle is part of a collective of women who were joint winners of the Prime Minister’s literary awards non-fiction category.

father, mother and daughters at graduation

News • 14 Dec 2020

A graduation like no other

There is light at the end of the tunnel for 550 students who will celebrate the culmination of their studies at the University of Newcastle Callaghan graduation ceremonies this week.

A radar image of an east coast low

News • 10 Dec 2020

The invisible hitchhikers alerting scientists to changes in the East Australian Ocean

For the first time, tiny marine organisms – known as microbes – have been recorded riding the iconic East Australian Current (EAC) from the Great Barrier Reef right down to Tasmania, alerting researchers to significant oceanic changes impacting the marine food chain.

image of the STEM Superstars

News • 7 Dec 2020

Meet our STEM Superstars

Two stellar female role models, an electrochemist and engineer, Dr Jessica Allen, and coastal scientist, Dr Hannah Power, have been announced as Australia’s newest ‘Superstars of STEM’.

students testing project

News • 26 Nov 2020

University of Newcastle and ARTC on track to boost STEM participation in regional communities

More than 7500 high school students in regional areas are set to benefit from a unique STEM partnership announced today between the Inland Rail Skills Academy and the University of Newcastle.

A network exhibiting 'zero-dimensional' symmetry

News • 23 Nov 2020

Four Newcastle researchers selected for funding boost

University of Newcastle researchers have received more than $1.6m in grants from the Australian Research Council’s Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA) scheme.

Dr Adam Fahy

News • 20 Nov 2020

COVID-19 face shield team wins AFR Higher Education Award

The University of Newcastle‘s ‘COVID-19 equipment shortage’ team has won a national higher education award for its remarkable contribution to the Australian community.

Alumni Excellence Awards

News • 17 Nov 2020

Trailblazers celebrated in 2020 Alumni Excellence Awards

A world-leading researcher and advocate for Indigenous health, a 'match-maker’ for species conservationists, a 'Power 50' in the Australian music industry and the co-host of Australia’s first all Indigenous breakfast show are among the 2020 University of Newcastle Alumni Excellence recipients.

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