Mark Hughes

News • 15 Jun 2021

Mark Hughes Foundation makes $7.5 million commitment to accelerating brain cancer research

Aimed at dramatically intensifying Australia’s brain cancer research efforts, the Mark Hughes Foundation (MHF) has today announced a $7.5 million five-year philanthropic commitment to the University of Newcastle.

Maddison Elliott dive at Forum Aquatic Centre opening

News • 15 Jun 2021

Hunter Region’s premier aquatic facility makes a splash at official reopening

The region’s premier swimming and aquatic facility reopened today, much to the delight of athletes, recreational swimmers, families, students, and the broader community.

AM medal

News • 14 Jun 2021

Remarkable Australians recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours

The University of Newcastle congratulates all Australians recognised in the 2021 Queen’s Birthday Honours, in particular those belonging to the University’s esteemed community.

News • 11 Jun 2021

Safe return of international students to Newcastle

Statement from Vice-Chancellor Professor Alex Zelinsky AO on the safe return of international students to Newcastle

Sustainable food

News • 10 Jun 2021

Learn how to change the world through sustainable food

Current research focused on creating the next generation of sustainable food and nutrition services will be served up at the University of Newcastle’s Central Coast Campus on June 17 and 18.

A diverse group of students sit at a table, with laptops in front of them, chatting and laughing.

News • 9 Jun 2021

2022 QS World Rankings

In a challenging year, the University of Newcastle has maintained its position among the world’s Top 200 universities in the prestigious 2022 QS World University Rankings, released today.

Associate Professor Kelvin Kong

News • 8 Jun 2021

National honour for Australia’s first Aboriginal surgeon

Renowned Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) surgeon and University of Newcastle Associate Professor Kelvin Kong, has been awarded the 2021 Australian Society for Medical Research (ASMR) Medal.

The Hon. Mark Vaile AO

News • 4 Jun 2021

Former Deputy PM named 8th University of Newcastle Chancellor

The University of Newcastle Council has today announced that former Deputy Prime Minister The Hon. Mark Vaile AO will be the eighth Chancellor of the University of Newcastle.

Collaborative art workshop

News • 31 May 2021

OPINION: Recognising racism must be the starting place for reconciliation

The house I live in is on Guringai country. The backyard blends into the dense bush of the National Park. There is a bush track that leads up a steep hill to the ridgeline. The track leads to a marked Aboriginal site, where water still pools in grinding grooves.


News • 20 May 2021

ImmVirX raises $22 million for human trials

ImmVirX Pty Ltd has announced the successful completion of $22 million in fundraising, which will go towards first human studies of its new cancer treatment.


News • 13 May 2021

DadPlay: Tackling challenging behaviour in 3–5-year-olds

Australian fathers in rural, regional and remote areas, who are raising children aged three to five, with challenging behaviour, will have a helping hand through a new mobile-phone-based service.

Professor Kent Anderson

News • 11 May 2021

Global leader appointed at University of Newcastle

The University of Newcastle has today announced the appointment of Professor Kent Anderson to the role of Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Global.


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.