The University of Newcastle, Australia

February 2018

Lee Ashton

News • 28 Feb 2018

Young scientist recognised as emerging researcher

An up-and-coming postdoctoral researcher from the University of Newcastle has been selected as one of eight rising Australian scientists to attend a highly prestigious annual gathering of Nobel Laureates and promising young scientists from around the world in June.

News • 28 Feb 2018

First cohort of Ma & Morley Scholars poised to change the world

The next generation of globally-aware and socially conscious Australian leaders are poised to embark on their life-long journey as the inaugural cohort of Ma & Morley Scholars at the University of Newcastle.

UON receives Employer of Choice for Gender Equity citation

Current Staff • 28 Feb 2018

UON continues to lead in gender equity

For the fourth consecutive year, UON has upheld its reputation and track record for creating a rewarding and supportive workplace for staff, receiving the 2018 Employer of Choice for Gender Equality (EOCGE) citation by the Workplace for Gender Equality Agency (WGEA). The citation was awarded to only 120 organisations nationwide.

Scholarship recipient Richard O'Regan

News • 28 Feb 2018

Students design new healthcare solutions

An Honours student from the University of Newcastle (UON) will be one of the first to employ their innovative skillset to tackle some of the nation’s biggest health issues through an inaugural scholarship scheme supported by Australian health insurer, nib.

Associate Professor Jed Duff and Dr Andrew Gardner

News • 27 Feb 2018

Fulbright scholarships to enhance health research

Two researchers from the University of Newcastle (UON) have received prestigious international scholarships through the Fulbright Program to further their research in the field of health.

kenyan partnership

News • 27 Feb 2018

Innovative partnership aimed at impact in Kenya

A new partnership between the University of Newcastle, the Kenyan Government and the Australian Government will facilitate a valuable education initiative under the Australia Awards Fellowships, launched in Newcastle this week.

Current Staff • 26 Feb 2018

PRD Online changing soon: new HR IT system

Developing the careers and performance of all staff is crucial to our success. The Performance Review and Development (PRD) process enables individuals to manage their own career development

Port Macquarie EMPOWER lunch 2017

Faculty of Business and Law • 21 Feb 2018

EMPOWER Finale Lunch (Port Macquarie)

The Empower Finale Lunch in Port Macquarie was the final event for the program for 2017, and it highlighted and showcased the ability of a university, a school and the local community to come together to create an exceptional opportunity for young women to be supported and inspired by women in their community.

Green and gold bell frog

News • 21 Feb 2018

Humble salt fights mass frog extinction

It’s been touted as a natural health cure for centuries, now a new study reveals that humble salt may halt devastating chytrid disease (chytridiomycosis) in frogs.

Defence forum

News • 20 Feb 2018

Defence forum targets emerging research

Leading research on emerging Virtual and Augmented Reality technology will be showcased tomorrow when the University of Newcastle hosts the Australian Defence College (ADC) Simulation Forum.

Research and Innovation • 20 Feb 2018

Collaborating with Industry Partners through CRC Projects

The CRC Program supports industry-led collaborations between researchers and industry. CRC-P grants provide short term (three years) industry-led collaborations with funding of up to $3 million available to develop important new technologies, products and services.

Darrell Evans and Liz Burd

From the Executive • 20 Feb 2018

No tolerance for harassment

Many of you will have seen or heard the media coverage yesterday on inappropriate behaviours including those that can be associated with sexual harassment and assault in Australian universities. This coverage included disturbing footage and images of hazing rituals engaged in by UON students from our college residences - these images were believed to be taken two to three years ago and were circulated widely by the media.