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News • 21 Jan 2022

University of Newcastle launches Ngarrama – a night of reflection

On the eve of Australia Day, the University of Newcastle, in partnership with Awabakal Ltd and with support from the City of Newcastle, is proud to host Ngarrama — a free public event to engage the community in meaningful reconciliation through truth telling and historical acceptance.

Cystic fibrosis

News • 17 Jan 2022

$2.1m to beat rare genetic disease cystic fibrosis

University of Newcastle respiratory disease expert Professor Peter Wark will lead a new $2.1m project to develop targeted treatments for the rare genetic and life-threatening disease cystic fibrosis, which damages the lungs and digestive system.

Academic High Performers Scholarships

News • 14 Jan 2022

New academic scholarships support Year 12 high achievers

A new University of Newcastle scholarship program will support the aspirations of high achieving Year 12 students who begin university study this year.

Patricipants in the Female Founders Demo Day

News • 16 Dec 2021

Female-led ventures shine at Demo Day

Nine inspiring female founders pitched their start-ups at the Female Founders Program Demo Day this week.

Cancer research

News • 15 Dec 2021

Researchers on mission to improve cancer outcomes

Three University of Newcastle researchers have been awarded 2022 Early Career Fellowships by the Cancer Institute NSW. Dr Rebecca Wyse, Dr Yuchen Feng and Dr Heather Murray will each receive a $600,000 scholarship to advance projects designed to improve treatment and outcomes for cancer patients.

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News • 15 Dec 2021

NUW Alliance welcomes the evolution of the Greater Cities Commission

The NUW Alliance–a grouping off our leading Australian universities,The University of Newcastle, the University of Wollongong, UNSW Sydney and Western Sydney University-welcomes the evolution of the Greater Cities Commission.


News • 13 Dec 2021

Stellar night for Hunter researchers at 2021 Research Australia Awards

Two University of Newcastle and Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI) researchers received awards at the Research Australia Awards last night.

Three PhD Graduates outside the Great Hall

News • 13 Dec 2021

Graduates ready to change the world

Students from across the University of Newcastle will mark the culmination of their studies at the institution’s Callaghan graduation ceremonies this week.

Student James Abou-Ghaida

News • 10 Dec 2021

University of Newcastle welcomes back first flight of international students

After two years heavily interrupted by COVID-19, the University of Newcastle has welcomed international students back to campus.


News • 10 Dec 2021

Research investigates how the gut wages war on the brains of soldiers

Harnessing the unique relationship between the gut and brain, new research will interrogate Australian soldiers’ gut microbiome to optimise their cognitive and psychological performance in combat.

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News • 9 Dec 2021

University welcomes incentives to boost rural, regional and remote health services

The University of Newcastle has welcomed today’s Federal Government announcement of HECS-HELP debt refund as an incentive for healthcare workers to work in rural, remote and regional communities.

Indo Pacific

News • 7 Dec 2021

New Colombo Scholars to help strengthen ties with Indo-Pacific

Four exceptional University of Newcastle students are ready to spread their wings abroad in 2022 after being named New Colombo Plan (NCP) Scholars through the most prestigious undergraduate scholarship in the country.


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.