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Medical student in a practical class

News • 15 Sep 2020

Indigenous medical students admitted through innovative program

Having helped train more than 100 Indigenous doctors, the University of Newcastle’s Thurru Indigenous Health Unit is recruiting for its next intake of aspiring doctors.

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Featured story • 9 Sep 2020

Reprieve for COVID-19 impacted HSC Students

In recognition of the extraordinary challenges faced during their COVID-19 disrupted HSC year, the University of Newcastle will provide five adjustment points to school leaver students

Featured story • 7 Sep 2020

The missing block to build an all-renewable electric grid

Coined Miscibility Gaps Alloy (MGA), the extraordinary blocks are capable of receiving energy generated by renewables, storing it cheaply and safely as thermal energy, then using it to run steam turbines at power stations instead of burning coal.

News • 6 Sep 2020

Encouragement for dads from their unborn child

From this Fathers’ Day, 30,000 NSW fathers will get the chance to have messages from their new baby even if it’s before the birth. Researchers from the University of Newcastle and Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI) have created a digital platform to deliver advice and guidance directly to new dads via text.

News • 4 Sep 2020

University of Newcastle signs MoU with international pathway provider Kaplan Higher Education Pty Limited

The University of Newcastle has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Kaplan Higher Education Pty Limited to provide pathways into the University for international students and innovative solutions to international student recruitment and engagement activities.

BIOMES Mandala - Featuring 9 stunning images of local biodiversity, 8 threatened, and one not yet threatened. Which is which? What is common today might be threatened tomorrow? How do we think about common species in the landscape. Created by Rachel Klyve

News • 4 Sep 2020

Taking conservation to the community through art

An exciting new event is taking the science of conservation out of the lab and into the community, using the power of art.

News • 4 Sep 2020

New green hydrogen made from solar power and air

In a remarkable first, a system that combines solar energy with water harvested from air has been used to manufacture low cost green hydrogen – a zero-emissions fuel.

News • 3 Sep 2020

Funding gives pulse to research aiming to improve region’s heart health

Each year in the Hunter New England region more than 900 people experience their first heart attack, placing the region within NSW’s highest cardiovascular disease mortality band.

Professor Ajayan Vinu at The University of Newcastle

News • 3 Sep 2020

Nature’s tiny particles hold the key to a cleaner environment

Scientists have used tiny structures found in clay as a ‘template’ to create a remarkable new material capable of capturing carbon dioxide emissions or decontaminating water.

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News • 2 Sep 2020

An intriguing donation allowing students to preserve an important piece of history

A collection of intriguing fraternal society memorabilia – the largest of its kind in Australia – has been donated to the University of Newcastle, shedding a unique light on history dating back to 1829.

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News • 1 Sep 2020

Public organisations that manage complaints well reap the rewards, new research finds

For the first time, public sector organisations can now measure the social returns on complaint handling, revealing the holistic value of effective customer care. New research, conducted for the Society of Consumer Affairs Professionals (SOCAP) Australia by the University of Newcastle, has found that for every dollar that a public organisation spends on effectively handling complaints, the organisation can reap up to a $5 return on investment (ROI).

student, Gabby, sitting at NUSpace

News • 28 Aug 2020

Transformative early entry into Law supports people from a refugee background

As a driving force for equity in higher education, the University of Newcastle has launched Australia’s first scheme to offer people from a refugee background the opportunity to gain early entry to study Law.

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