News • 13 Jan 2022

University of Newcastle receives over $1.3 million in research funding

Researchers at the University of Newcastle have been awarded $1,329,356 in funding from the Australian Research Council (ARC).

A research team in front of the custom-build large-scale permeameter

News • 11 Jan 2022

Transforming the region: Underground Pumped Hydro Energy Storage

A University of Newcastle research team has been awarded $615,000 to assess the feasibility of turning disused underground coal mine workings into a lower reservoir for Underground Pumped Hydro Energy Storage (UPHES). UPHES is considered a first-of-its-kind, and as such, several geotechnical questions need to be answered before validating the concept.

Three PhD Graduates outside the Great Hall

News • 13 Dec 2021

Graduates ready to change the world

Students from across the University of Newcastle will mark the culmination of their studies at the institution’s Callaghan graduation ceremonies this week.

rural health care

News • 9 Dec 2021

University welcomes incentives to boost rural, regional and remote health services

The University of Newcastle has welcomed today’s Federal Government announcement of HECS-HELP debt refund as an incentive for healthcare workers to work in rural, remote and regional communities.

Indo Pacific

News • 7 Dec 2021

New Colombo Scholars to help strengthen ties with Indo-Pacific

Four exceptional University of Newcastle students are ready to spread their wings abroad in 2022 after being named New Colombo Plan (NCP) Scholars through the most prestigious undergraduate scholarship in the country.

Dad holding a baby

News • 3 Dec 2021

New understanding of sperm offers chance to lift male fertility rates

Research at the University of Newcastle has uncovered previously misunderstood effects that sperm RNA has on an embryo – a development that has the potential to change male fertility treatment and fundamentally shift our understanding of the human reproduction process.

Tom Honeyands

News • 26 Nov 2021

Green Steel Contribution wins Industry Award

Professor Honeyands, working in collaboration with Hatch and BHP, won the 2021 Hatch Best Paper Award for the Metals team for ‘Top Gas Recycling Revisited to Reduce Blast Furnace CO2 Emissions.'

Robust Bleating Tree Frog (Jodi Rowley)

News • 22 Nov 2021

Screaming for attention: Surprise discovery of two new – and very loud – frog species

Scientists from the University of Newcastle, Australian Museum, South Australian Museum, and Queensland National Parks and Wildlife have found and described two new, very loud frog species from eastern Australia: the Slender Bleating Tree Frog, Litoria balatus, and Screaming Tree Frog, Litoria quiritatus.

2021 Employability Excellence Awards

News • 18 Nov 2021

Power of partnerships celebrated in 2021 Employability Excellence Awards

Entrepreneurialism, excellence and the power of partnerships are being celebrated as part of the University of Newcastle’s 2021 Employability Excellence Awards.


News • 17 Nov 2021

University researchers shine in the 2021 Highly Cited Researchers list

The University of Newcastle has once again made a strong showing in the Highly Cited Researchers list, with six researchers recognised this year for their ongoing research influence.

Soft coral (photo by Dave Harasti)

News • 16 Nov 2021

Threatened coral puts entire coastal ecosystems at risk

Huge declines of soft coral habitats off the NSW coast are a major cause for concern, putting entire food webs at risk, according to a study led by researchers at the University of Newcastle.

hands holding soil

News • 15 Nov 2021

University of Newcastle joins HEAL network to tackle health impacts of climate change

Australians will be better protected against the health impacts of climate change, thanks to a new national research network with partners from across Australia and $10 million in Federal Government funding.


The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.