The University of Newcastle, Australia

News • 24 Nov 2020

Alliance of four universities to deliver game changer in education

The University of Newcastle, UNSW Sydney and the University of Wollongong – acting together as the ‘NUW Alliance’ – last night announced Western Sydney University would be joining the Alliance as a joint venture partner to together lead a new approach to collaborative education and research.

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News • 23 Nov 2020

New study: How risk perception affects our behaviour in a pandemic

A new study, released in Scientific Reports in Nature, found behavioural responses to pandemics are more shaped by perceived risk than actual mortality or hospitalisation risk.

News • 23 Nov 2020

University of Newcastle signs agreement with Kaplan Higher Education to develop international pathway college

The University of Newcastle has signed an agreement with Kaplan Higher Education to develop an international pathway college set to prepare new cohorts of international students from 2021.

A network exhibiting 'zero-dimensional' symmetry

News • 23 Nov 2020

Four Newcastle researchers selected for funding boost

University of Newcastle researchers have received more than $1.6m in grants from the Australian Research Council’s Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA) scheme.

Dr Adam Fahy

News • 20 Nov 2020

COVID-19 face shield team wins AFR Higher Education Award

The University of Newcastle‘s ‘COVID-19 equipment shortage’ team has won a national higher education award for its remarkable contribution to the Australian community.

Clock tower lit up organge

News • 20 Nov 2020

EVENT: Newcastle turns orange to challenge violence against women

Civic Park and the University of Newcastle’s NUspace building will light up orange on 25 November as Novocastrians join the international community to confront violence against women in our communities.

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News • 20 Nov 2020

New scholarship aims to remove barriers facing Indigenous researchers

To help address some of the barriers facing Indigenous researchers, the University of Newcastle has launched a new scholarship for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander PhD candidates.

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News • 19 Nov 2020

ARENA funding to accelerate small wind turbine innovation

University of Newcastle-born startup, Diffuse Energy, has secured more than $920,000 in funding contributions, including $341,990 from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) to deploy its small wind turbine technology in remote locations across Australia.

One of the photographs from the Portraits of Ghosts series

News • 19 Nov 2020

University of Newcastle student internationally framed for spooky photographic series

A Newcastle student has been recognised on the international stage for a photographic series exploring the concept of death and mortality.

Alumni Excellence Awards

News • 17 Nov 2020

Trailblazers celebrated in 2020 Alumni Excellence Awards

A world-leading researcher and advocate for Indigenous health, a 'match-maker’ for species conservationists, a 'Power 50' in the Australian music industry and the co-host of Australia’s first all Indigenous breakfast show are among the 2020 University of Newcastle Alumni Excellence recipients.

Associate Professor Kelvin Kong

News • 16 Nov 2020

Aboriginal ear surgeon honoured with Menzies Medallion

Australia’s first Aboriginal surgeon, the highly acclaimed ear, nose and throat surgeon, Associate Professor Kelvin Kong has been awarded the prestigious Menzies Medallion.

Employability Excellence Awards

News • 12 Nov 2020

Inaugural employability excellence achievers unveiled

The students, staff, businesses and community partners who inspire the University of Newcastle’s reputation for producing work-ready graduates have been recognised in the institution’s inaugural Employability Excellence Awards.