The University of Newcastle, Australia

August 2014

NeW Space information session

News • 29 Aug 2014

NeW Space Information Session

UON will this weekend host a community information session, where Hunter residents can view plans for the proposed NeW Space higher education facility.


News • 29 Aug 2014

Partnership creates pathways for international students

UON and Hunter TAFE have joined forces in an innovative partnership aimed at enhancing the region's reputation as a world-class education provider.

Artificial pancreas

News • 28 Aug 2014

Artificial pancreas

Details of a revolutionary 'artificial pancreas' being jointly developed by University of Newcastle engineers and HMRI diabetes researchers were revealed today with the launch of a new website –

Ruth Liou drawing

The University Gallery • 28 Aug 2014

Ruth Liou performance drawing

Artist Ruth Liou created delicate line drawings on the walls of the University Gallery as part of the installation of her PhD exhibition Lim'I'nal.

Defence cluster conference

News • 28 Aug 2014

Defence cluster ignites engagement

The University of Newcastle Defence Security and Innovation Cluster showcase has highlighted how the work of the University's top defence researchers is being applied to solve real life challenges.

Medical students

Faculty of Health and Medicine • 27 Aug 2014

Asylum-seekers in detention: a moral issue for the health profession

The Clinical Unit in Ethics and Health Law (CUEHL) is pleased to present this special seminar on one of the most topical and troubling moral issues facing the health profession in Australia today - the ongoing harm caused to asylum-seekers as a result of their prolonged detention by the Australian Government.

Student in library

Faculty of Health and Medicine • 27 Aug 2014

Applications to medicine now open

Entry into a number of university degree courses, including medicine is highly competitive. In 2014, the Joint Medical Program (JMP) received more than 3,000 applications for its 170 places. For those aspiring to study medicine next year, applications to the Joint Medical Program's Bachelor of Medicine are now open.

parents room

Current Staff • 26 Aug 2014

A comfortable space for parenting

Ensuring our staff can manage their family responsibilities is a priority for UON. Refurbished campus parenting rooms and our recent accreditation as a Breastfeeding Friendly Workplace are two new features of the family-friendly work environment we work hard to maintain.

Faculty of Business and Law • 26 Aug 2014

Mandatory sentences can’t deliver justice or stop one-punch killings

Associate Professor John Anderson discusses new "Coward Punch" laws

Faculty of Business and Law • 26 Aug 2014

For Top Broadband Policy, Look No Further Than Canada

Newcastle Business School academic Dr Robert Imre suggests Australia should be looking to Canada for its broadband policy

The Conversation

The Conversation • 26 Aug 2014

Church’s moral failure on trial at the Royal Commission

By Kathleen McPhillips, School of Humanities and Social Science, University of NewcastleIt is the long-held view of Cardinal George Pell and other senior Catholic officials that the sexual abuse crisis is an issue primarily about the moral failure of individual priests and not related to church culture itself.

Conjoint Professor Peter Wark

News • 26 Aug 2014

New asthma therapy

A new therapy developed by Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI) and UK-based respiratory researchers has recorded a marked reduction in acute asthma exacerbations triggered by the common cold.