The University of Newcastle, Australia

News • 8 Apr 2020

FluTracking survey reveals social distancing is working

FluTracking, the national online surveillance system for tracking symptoms of COVID-19 and flu in Australia and New Zealand has revealed some important insights into the response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

A red sky an thick smoke across a road in Mallacoota, Victoria

News • 30 Mar 2020

OPINION: The human cost - psychological impact of the bushfires

By Associate Professor Lynne McCormack from the School of Psychology.

News • 27 Mar 2020

High levels of iron in the lung linked to increased asthma severity

A new study, led by Jay Horvat, Associate Professor of Immunology and Microbiology at the University of Newcastle and HMRI Australia, is the first to show a relationship between iron build up in the lung cells and tissues and the severity of asthma.

News • 18 Mar 2020

Looking Ahead Strategic Plan 2020-2025

University of Newcastle Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Alex Zelinsky officially launched the Looking Ahead Strategic Plan 2020-2025 to University staff today.

The team combined data from Italian stalagmites with information from ocean sediments drilled off the coast of Portugal. Image: Linda Tegg

News • 16 Mar 2020

What causes an ice age to end?

New research has revealed that ice ages over the last million years ended when the tilt angle of the Earth's axis was approaching higher values.

David Campese sitting on a concrete ledge at his hotel in Suva, Fiji

News • 11 Mar 2020

University of Newcastle Offers Campese Clinics for Rugby and Resilience

Rugby union legend, David Campese has partnered with the University of Newcastle, Australia to deliver a series of school-based clinics throughout the Pacific islands region.

University of Newcastle student Reid McManus

News • 6 Mar 2020

Students at the heart of unique partnership with music industry giant BMG

An opportunity to work alongside some of the world’s biggest and best-established artists and music industry professionals is now a reality for students at the University of Newcastle.

awards ceremony

News • 26 Feb 2020

Newcastle educators shine in Australian Awards for University Teachers

Two University of Newcastle lecturers have received national recognition for teaching excellence, each awarded a highly acclaimed 2019 Australian Award for University Teaching (AAUT).

American Fulbright scholars

News • 25 Feb 2020

American Fulbright scholars in Newcastle

Aligning with its commitment to enhance international collaboration and foster global impact, the University of Newcastle welcomes two visiting American Fulbright Scholars who will contribute to research in water sustainability and eating behaviour.

News • 25 Feb 2020

University recognised for ongoing efforts to achieve gender equality

The University of Newcastle has again been named an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality.  This is the sixth consecutive year the University has been recognised by the Workplace for Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) for progress in areas such as leadership, flexible working, preventing harassment and discrimination and targets for improving gender equality outcomes.

image of Professor Lisa Toohey

News • 24 Feb 2020

Trade law researcher awarded prestigious Fulbright scholarship

Professor Lisa Toohey has been awarded a prestigious Fulbright scholarship to further her research abroad. Professor Toohey’s research investigates the changing political dynamics in the Asia-Pacific region, and the impact they are having on the relations between Australia and the United States.

VC Alex Zelinsky talking to media on the Honeysuckle campus development site

News • 21 Feb 2020

Work to start on the University of Newcastle’s new home for innovation and creative endeavour

Taylor Martin MLC has today joined University of Newcastle Vice Chancellor, Professor Alex Zelinsky, AO, to announce construction is set to begin on the first building within the University’s Honeysuckle City Campus.