The University of Newcastle, Australia

December 2015

• 22 Dec 2015

Earth’s magnetic field strong pull for UON physics student

Opting out of high school early on, teenaged Rhea Barnett did not foresee physics in her future.

• 21 Dec 2015

Australian Graduate Survey Results

Studying at University is a big financial investment and naturally, most of us want to know there will be a rewarding career waiting at the end.

• 16 Dec 2015

Placenta receptor could hold key to mammalian reproduction

A critical placenta receptor that could prevent life-threatening chronic disease will become the focus of University of Newcastle (UON) researcher, Dr Kirsty Pringle, after securing more than $690,000 under the prestigious Australian Research Council (ARC) Future Fellowship scheme.

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Current Staff • 11 Dec 2015

Important UniSuper changes

The Consultative Committee has voted to make two important changes to UniSuper.

VC's Awards 2015

VC's awards • 11 Dec 2015

Vice-Chancellor's Awards winners announced

The winners of the 2015 Vice-Chancellor's Awards for Excellence were presented their awards by the Vice-Chancellor Professor Caroline McMillen at a ceremony on 7 December 2015 at The Conservatorium.

International • 11 Dec 2015

Undergraduate Awards – win a trip to Dublin!

Showcase your work alongside the world's best with this exclusive opportunity to compete on the international stage.

• 8 Dec 2015

UON entrepreneur’s rapid rise to success in Malaysia

Rising entrepreneur and University of Newcastle (UON) alumnus, Dato' Sri Vincent Tiew has received a highly competitive Malaysia Australia Alumni Council (MAAC)Young Entrepreneur Award for outstanding application of talent, managerial skills and innovation.

• 8 Dec 2015

Research-intensive universities in regions critical to Australia’s innovation and science agenda

The University of Newcastle (UON) warmly welcomes the Government's National Innovation and Science Agenda (NISA) launched yesterday by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science Christopher Pyne.

• 7 Dec 2015

An impressive new ERA

Last week we launched our NeW Futures Strategic Plan across the Faculties, Divisions and campuses of UON, prompting discussions on how UON is positioned as a global leader to address the challenges that lie ahead in the international and national higher education system.  In this context it was a high point at the end of a big week to receive the results of the 2015 national Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) assessment.

Prof Deb Hodgson

From the Executive • 7 Dec 2015

UON welcomes Fulbright program in 2016

On Thursday 3 December 2015, U.S. Consul General Hugo Llorens, presided over the signing of a prestigious partnership agreement between UON and the Australian - American Fulbright Commission.

• 4 Dec 2015

University of Newcastle in the Top 8 of Australian Universities for Research that is Well Above World Standard

The University Of Newcastle (UON) has achieved the highest possible '5' rating across 22 fields of research in the latest Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) assessment, placing it in the Top 8 Universities in Australia on this measure of excellence.

News • 4 Dec 2015

Research explores foods fit for an active lifestyle

With the diets of overweight and inactive people having been studied in depth, nutrition researchers at the University of Newcastle are also turning their attention to the healthier end of the spectrum.