The University of Newcastle, Australia
beach side law clinic

News • 17 Jan 2020

Beachside clinic offers free legal advice to the community and bushfire victims

In the midst of the bushfire crisis, the University of Newcastle Legal Centre’s annual Law on the Beach pop-up clinic will soon kick off, offering people free legal advice on any law-related matter, including bushfire insurance claims.

Associate Professor Pradeep Tanwar (centre) with research team colleagues Dr Dariusz Alterman (left) and Dr Shafiq Syed (right).

News • 27 Dec 2019

Cell finding brings hope for uterus ailments

Researchers from the University of Newcastle and Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI) believe they have solved a 75-year scientific mystery by pinpointing a cell that’s behind a raft of health conditions affecting the uterus, including endometrial cancer, endometriosis and infertility.

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 • 18 Dec 2019

NHMRC awards $9.3 million to 13 University of Newcastle projects

The University of Newcastle has received more than $9.3 million in funding to support projects aiming to solve some of the world’s most critical health problems and improve the lives of millions of Australians.

News • 16 Dec 2019

Honorary degrees awarded to renowned leaders

Prominent politicians, an acclaimed journalist, and a champion for the visually impaired are among those who will receive Honorary Doctorates at the University of Newcastle’s graduation ceremonies this week.

News • 16 Dec 2019

Students celebrate success at Callaghan graduation

More than 1,000 University of Newcastle students will doff their caps and celebrate the results of thousands of hours of study this week at its graduation ceremonies.

Professor Mark Hoffman

News • 12 Dec 2019

New Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) joins in 2020

The University of Newcastle announced today that Professor Mark Hoffman will join the University’s executive leadership team as Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) in March 2020.

The Great Hall for Excellence Awards

News • 11 Dec 2019

2019 Excellence Awards celebrated

The University of Newcastle 2019 Excellence Awards were celebrated in the Great Hall at the Callaghan campus last night. The Excellence Awards are a celebration the outstanding achievements of individuals and teams from across the University.  The event was attended by many of the 157 finalists across 15 award categories.

hydro harvester and researchers

News • 11 Dec 2019

Hydro Harvester is making a splash to solve global water shortage

In what could be a game-changer for solving the world’s water shortage problem, an atmospheric water generator (AWG) developed at the University of Newcastle is one step closer to commercialisation.

Professor Alex Zelinsky (University of Newcastle Vice-Chancellor and President), Carol Cooper (family), Lyn Morris (family), Bob Morris (family), Professor Jenny May (Director of University of Newcastle Department of Rural Health), Jenny Morris (family), Peter Morris (family)

News • 4 Dec 2019

Bequest to support education and training of rural healthcare professionals

Aspiring doctors and nurses from regional and remote areas will have greater opportunity to fulfil their career aspirations thanks to new scholarships being offered by the University of Newcastle.

News • 29 Nov 2019

Showcasing the latest engineering solutions

From a shark-proof wetsuit to an interactive boxing robot, a public exhibition taking place in Newcastle over the next nine days will showcase cutting-edge engineering and computing innovations from the University of Newcastle.

Professor Lyndall Ryan with the Colonial Frontier Massacre Map

News • 29 Nov 2019

University part of winning Walkley Award for coverage of Indigenous Affairs

The Killing Times, a collaboration between The Guardian Australia and the University of Newcastle’s Colonial Frontier Massacres research team has been awarded the 2019 Walkley Award for Coverage of Indigenous Affairs.

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