Students in a University of Newcastle building

News • 5 Mar 2021

Upward trajectory continues for University of Newcastle

The University of Newcastle has improved its rankings in the latest QS World University Rankings by Subject (2021).

student pictured with her mentor sitting in the grand stand

News • 5 Mar 2021

Scholarship win for surf life saving champion

One of Australia’s shooting stars of surf life saving, Jemma Smith, has been awarded the inaugural Newcastle Knights Minerva Scholarship.

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Featured story • 3 Mar 2021

Modest, sustainable changes proven key to beating childhood obesity

An international study of weight management interventions for children above a healthy weight range or living with obesity has identified personalised, nutrition-led guidance is an effective strategy to achieve long term dietary changes.

Student with high density apartment buildings in Hong Kong

News • 2 Mar 2021

Students to strengthen Australia’s ties with Indo-Pacific through cultural immersion program

The University of Newcastle has been awarded $2.59m to provide students an opportunity to participate in innovative Indo-Pacific cultural experiences.

Researchers launching a drone with LiDAR remote sensing equipment

News • 26 Feb 2021

Drones to predict where water pipes are at risk of bursting

With leaking and burst water pipes costing water authorities and consumers time and money, as well as wasting a precious resource, researchers at the University of Newcastle are developing drone technology to help predict which areas, and even which specific pipes, are at risk of water loss through corrosion.

Chief Justice Tom Bathurst and Taylah Gray

News • 24 Feb 2021

Chief Justice recognises Newcastle's newest lawyers among best in the country

“Great lawyers are known to come out of Newcastle, and I am confident that today is no exception.”

eClipse digital tool

News • 22 Feb 2021

Digital tool to dial back COVID-19 anxiety, depression and alcohol use

With more than a third of Australians now drinking alcohol daily, compared to 6 per cent pre-COVID-19, researchers are developing a digital tool to help communities manage the ongoing impacts of COVID-19.

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.

Students arriving at University for the first time

News • 15 Feb 2021

Back to Uni for Newcastle students and it’s ‘COVID new normal’

As part of Orientation or ‘O’ Week celebrations, the University of Newcastle will welcome new students to its campuses via a series of welcome addresses, campus tours, demonstrations and social gatherings, commencing today.

News • 8 Feb 2021

Drones reveal importance of sea cucumber poop in protecting coral reefs

A new way of measuring the volume of poop produced by sea cucumbers has alerted researchers to the essential role these sea creatures play in shaping and keeping the world’s coral reefs healthy.

Professor Frances Kay-Lambkin

News • 3 Feb 2021

'10 of the Best': Newcastle health and medical research in NHMRC showcase

Australia’s National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) has launched the 12th edition of 10 of the Best, showcasing significant projects that support the improvement of human health.

koala sleeping in eucalyptus tree

News • 2 Feb 2021

Report: Australia’s first national park for koalas projected to generate $1.2 billion in economic output and 9,800+ jobs

A landmark study into Australia’s proposed first large national park dedicated to protecting koalas has projected additional regional economic output of $1.2 billion over the next 15 years and $1.7 billion in biodiversity value.

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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.