Professor Alan Roberts gives a tour of TUNRA for four recent scholarship recipients

News • 20 Sep 2021

Engineering legend inspires next generation

When alumnus Mr CHOO Heng Thong (Bachelor of Engineering 1977) graduated from the University of Newcastle he had been forever impacted by the leadership and friendship of leading engineering educator Emeritus Professor Alan Roberts AM.

The late Krista and David in their Royal Australian Air Force uniform

News • 20 Sep 2021

Honouring a lifetime of service

As decorated Royal Australian Air Force personnel, the late couple, wife Krista and husband David Thompson lived their lives in service to others. Their lifetime of giving continues through their decision to leave a gift in their will to support disadvantaged students through the David Thompson Science Scholarship.

The new Kingsley hotel by Crystalbrook in Newcastle lit up at night

News • 20 Sep 2021

New environmental partnership puts waste to work

Turning trash into treasure, a new partnership between the University of Newcastle and Newcastle city’s first five star hotel, Crystalbrook Kingsley, will put students, researchers and waste to work in a bid to drive sustainability in our community and reduce waste in the hospitality industry.

Kevin Galvin

News • 16 Sep 2021

National research centre opens to secure minerals for the future

The University of Newcastle has congratulated research and industry partners at today’s official opening of a $35 million Australian Research Council (ARC) Centre of Excellence focussed on transforming the minerals industry and securing a low-carbon future.

Q Building

News • 13 Sep 2021

Leading Newcastle businesses back the region's innovation drive

The University of Newcastle today announced new partnerships with two Hunter industry leaders to drive forward the region’s innovation ecosystem.

HSC Support and Advice

News • 3 Sep 2021

Advice and support for COVID-19 impacted HSC students 

With year 12 students preparing for one of the most disrupted HSC periods in history, a leading education expert provides advice for coping with exam pressure and cautions perceptions that an ATAR is the only path to university.

News • 30 Aug 2021

Female Founders Program applications now open

The contribution of Newcastle’s female entrepreneurs to the city’s innovation ecosystem is poised for growth with the launch of a new support and mentoring program designed to encourage more female-led startups.

Damien Mahoney

News • 27 Aug 2021

Alumni shares story of going global with authentic content platform

Damien Mahoney shares his story overcoming challenges, the pandemic and then taking Stackla global and through to acquisition at I2N's Startup Stories.

Erich Kisi

News • 26 Aug 2021

Uni startup makes the list of Australia's Top 100 Innovators

University spin-out powering the renewables transition attracts significant venture investment and recognised nationally as top 100 innovator.

News • 17 Aug 2021

Funding success supports early career research translate to real-world

Five outstanding early career researchers have been successful in securing more than $2 million in the Australian Research Council’s Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA) scheme.

Closing laptop

News • 4 Aug 2021

Newcastle researcher-led team developing defences for the battleground of the future

A team of cognitive scientists, led by Dr Scott Brown and Dr Ami Eidels of the University of Newcastle’s School of Psychological Sciences, have received a grant of $756,538 over three years to help prepare Australia for the battleground of the future – cyberspace.

Dr Toby Mills

News • 4 Aug 2021

New approach to tackling mosquito-borne disease in the Hunter

New research to tackle one of Australia’s most prolific mosquitos, responsible for spreading most cases of Ross River virus, has commenced in the Hunter Region of New South Wales.


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