The University of Newcastle, Australia
Portrait of Professor Jenny Bowman

News • 3 Jul 2020

NHMRC funding set to address inequity faced by people with mental health conditions

Building the capacity of community mental health services to provide preventive care to people with a mental health condition will be the focus of a three-year project led by researchers at the University of Newcastle.

woman standing against wall

News • 3 Jul 2020

Heritage home transformation wins coveted architecture award

A beautifully crafted residential design by a Newcastle architect has been recognised in the coveted 2020 WA Architecture Awards.

News • 1 Jul 2020

Tailored support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander fathers to quit smoking and improve family health

A significant grant awarded to a Hunter researcher will fund a first-of-its kind program to empower Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander fathers to quit smoking when their partner is pregnant, or if they have young children at home.

News • 29 Jun 2020

Funding boost to research debilitating fatigue in stroke survivors

More than $1 million has been announced by the Federal Government to support researchers investigating how to combat the most common and severely debilitating, however vastly under-treated, side effect of stroke – fatigue.

A computer simulation to determine ship corrosion

News • 29 Jun 2020

ARC Linkage Project success for naval vessel corrosion project

A research team from the University of Newcastle has received $650,000 in funding from the coveted Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage Project scheme to improve the understanding of the deterioration of ships and maritime structures.

Felicia Jaremus headshot

News • 23 Jun 2020

Two-thirds of NSW students grouped out of STEM degrees

Students in Year 9 are being funnelled into mathematics pathways that limit their opportunities for STEM degrees and careers, according to a new paper published by University of Newcastle researchers.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander flag

News • 23 Jun 2020

Critical need to re-engage Indigenous students in school post COVID-19

The critical need to re-engage Indigenous students in school as NSW transitions out of pandemic restrictions has been the driving force behind a new set of tools and resources created for educators and teachers.

Professor Yong-Ling Ruan looking at some plants

News • 16 Jun 2020

Roadmap laid out for next generation of crops for high productivity and resilience to climate change

A roadmap to engineer or breed the next generation of crops for high productivity and resilience to climate change has been laid out by a team of world experts.

Students Connor Getley and Edward Clarkson with Vice-Chancellor Professor Alex Zelinsky with the electric vehicle charging station

News • 15 Jun 2020

University installs new electric vehicle charging stations

Electric vehicle charging stations have been installed at the University of Newcastle’s Callaghan campus in an effort to make sustainable transport more accessible.

News • 10 Jun 2020

University of Newcastle climbs into coveted Top 200 in the world rankings

In just one year, the University of Newcastle has climbed ten places to sit among the world’s Top 200 universities in the prestigious 2021 QS World University Rankings, results released today confirmed.

Hatched turtle

News • 5 Jun 2020

What’s blue and in trouble? World Oceans Day 2020

It provides over half of the world’s oxygen, it’s the primary source of food for more than a billion people, home to the greatest abundance of life on our planet… and it’s in serious trouble. You guessed it, it’s the big blue.

News • 5 Jun 2020

University of Newcastle and TAFE NSW join forces for stronger Hunter and Central Coast post-COVID recovery

The University of Newcastle and TAFE NSW have today committed to strengthening their 30-year partnership to ensure people in the Hunter and on the Central Coast can maximise their education options and be seamlessly supported as they enter tertiary education, re-train or up-skill following the COVID-19 crisis.