The University of Newcastle, Australia

November 2015

• 30 Nov 2015

$4.4 million in funding to improve cancer care and prevention

Two Hunter-based research teams from the University of Newcastle and Hunter New England Health have scored $4.4 million in Cancer Council NSW funding to improve cancer service and prevention delivery.

Faculty of Health and Medicine • 30 Nov 2015

Pilot program aims for zero waste in the Hunter

A cross-functional team of local professionals has developed an impressive pilot program to establish the Hunter region as leaders in waste management.

News • 24 Nov 2015

Supporting refugee students in higher education

An Australian-first symposium is looking to lead the way in investigating methods to improve the higher education experience for university students from a refugee background.

News • 24 Nov 2015

UON cognitive neuroscientist appointed to ARC College of Experts

UON cognitive neuroscientist Frini Karayanidis has been inducted into the Australian Research Centre's (ARC) College of Experts, joining a team of academic authorities drawn from higher education, industry and the public sector.

News • 20 Nov 2015

Concussion researcher recognised for big impact

Neuroscience researcher Dr Andrew Gardner has been recognised for his significant contributions to medical research in Australia, winning the 2015 Griffith University Discovery Award from Research Australia.

• 20 Nov 2015

Young entrepreneurs in business plan battle

A hybrid urban backpack – The Hub, designed to adapt to the evolving requirements of the wearer, has won first place in the 2015 University of Newcastle (UON) Business Plan Challenge held today in Newcastle.

News • 17 Nov 2015

Signalling progress for critical energy transformation

Assistant Minister for Science, Karen Andrews today visited the University of Newcastle's internationally renowned Newcastle Institute for Energy and Resources (NIER) facility to acknowledge a dual milestone – the official opening of a new research wing and launch of the Australian Research Council (ARC) Industrial Transformation Research Hub for Advanced Technologies for Australian Iron Ore.

Current Staff • 10 Nov 2015

Campus Choice Awards Winners

The people of Callaghan have spoken and we're pleased to announce the following food, beverage and retail outlets as the winners of the 2015 Campus Choice Awards.

Professor Adam McCluskey

Faculty of Science • 10 Nov 2015

NHMRC Funding Success for FSCIT

Researchers from the Faculty of Science and Information Technology have attracted over $2.3 million in National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) funding, to commence in 2016.

Kevin Hall

From the Executive • 6 Nov 2015

Global Innovation Chairs explained

Global Innovation Chairs were introduced as a key element of the NeW Directions Research and Innovation Strategic Plan and were established as part of a suite of initiatives aimed at enhancing our global research performance and reputation.

• 5 Nov 2015

Public health crusader honoured for excellence

The Hunter's health and medical researchers found 80 reasons to celebrate last night as HMRI announced or acknowledged its community-funded grants and prizes during the 2015 Awards Night.

News • 5 Nov 2015

UON a leader in workplace gender equality

The Workplace Gender Equality Agency has today announced the 2015 WGEA Employer of Choice for Gender Equality (EOGCE) citation holders and UON is proud to be recognised as an Employer of Choice for Workplace Gender Equality.