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News • 11 Feb 2020

Nurturing the next generation of women in STEMM

Science and gender equity are taking equal precedence across the world today, as support mobilises for the United Nation’s 2020 International Day of Women and Girls in Science.

News • 18 Dec 2019

Disadvantaged students set to benefit from research grant focussed on mental health

More than $480,000 has been awarded to explore new ways to improve the mental well-being of university students from low socioeconomic backgrounds.

News • 27 Nov 2019

Local researchers shine in global Highly Cited Researchers list

Four University of Newcastle researchers have been announced as Highly Cited Researchers for 2019 by Clarivate Analytics' Web of Science Group.

Professor Jameson with the Jameson cell

News • 22 Nov 2019

OPINION: Newcastle know-how to our region and the world

If I told you Australia’s biggest-earning innovation for the past quarter century came from Newcastle, would you believe me? Indeed, it has outstripped earnings from other icons like WiFi and the Black Box, but is little known for its economic contribution to the country.

News • 18 Nov 2019

$35 million secured for new Synthetic Biology Centre of Excellence

The Australian Research Council (ARC) awarded $35 million in funding for a new Centre of Excellence in Synthetic Biology, to a consortium which includes the University of Newcastle led by Professor Brett Neilan.

Dr Vincent Raoult on the Central Coast

News • 15 Nov 2019

Great Hammerhead Shark is top of the food chain – new study

Crucial information about the Great Hammerhead Shark that underlines their importance for the Australian coastal ecosystem has been uncovered by marine ecologists at the University of Newcastle.

News • 14 Nov 2019

Celebrating Students Making a Difference

Students who get involved in uni life above and beyond their time in the classroom make a world of difference to the UON community.  It’s this engagement in campus life and professional development that paves the way to a successful future.At UON we take pride in the achievements of our students who make a difference to UON life. The Student Engagement Awards is where we celebrate them.

News • 11 Nov 2019

What was happening to the climate 55 million years ago?

Climate emergency: Lessons from the Past?Professor Silvia Frisia, who leads a team investigating prehistoric climates, discusses the history of climate change with ABC Newcastle's Kia Handley.

A remotely operated vehicle underwater

News • 4 Nov 2019

New monitoring technique lets your Remotely Operated Device do the snorkelling

Researchers at the University of Newcastle and Macquarie University have found a novel way to remotely track fish in shallow water environments.

News • 1 Nov 2019

Proud to be a Women in STEM Decadal Plan Champion

The University of Newcastle is proud to be named as a Women in STEM Decadal Plan Champion by the Australian Academy of Science.

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Event • 12 Mar 2020 at 2:45pm

A Global Academy of University Educators?

The Educator Network (tEN), in conjunction with the Faculty of Business and Law, will be hosting a professional development workshop:“A global academy of University educators? Reflections on Australia’s engagement with…

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