Group at the signing of an agreement

News • 7 May 2021

University awarded $2 million industry funding

The University of Newcastle’s Global Innovative Centre for Advanced Nanomaterials (GICAN), has today signed an agreement worth $2.119 million with InnovationClub Pty Ltd to further their research on plastic alternatives.

Students in a classroom at the City Campus

News • 4 May 2021

Scholarships to boost academic careers for 132 PhD students

The University of Newcastle today recognised the recipients of the prestigious Vice-Chancellor’s Training Priority Scheme, aimed at providing a pathway for Honours students to undertake a PhD and gain teaching skills to enhance their academic career prospects.

GICAN academics and partners pose with an MOU

News • 28 Apr 2021

University announces $4 million partnership in carbon capture and conversion

Researchers at the University of Newcastle will further their work to capture carbon dioxide and either store it or convert it into low-carbon fuels and chemicals, thanks to a $4 million deal signed today.

glass of wine held up against the sun

News • 31 Mar 2021

New project to help Australian exporters leverage blockchain technology

With the Australian wine export industry facing challenges, a unique research project in partnership with industry will help exporters build their brands overseas using blockchain technologies.

field of grain

News • 31 Mar 2021

Food and Agribusiness Doctoral Training Centre established on the Central Coast

The University of Newcastle has today opened its newest Doctoral Training Centre (DTC), the Food and Agribusiness DTC, at Ourimbah.

Eucalyptus trees

News • 26 Mar 2021

Environmentally sustainable ARC projects awarded almost $2 million in funding

The Australian Research Council (ARC) has announced its latest round of funding for Linkage Project grants, with three University of Newcastle projects attracting funding totalling $1,868,005.

Dr Liza O'Donnell (L)

News • 25 Mar 2021

‘Sneaky’ sperm particles hitchhike around the body

A world-first discovery of ‘sneaky’ sperm particles found outside their ‘home’ in the testes offers new hope for men with fertility issues and new insight for cancer researchers.

Researchers launching a drone with LiDAR remote sensing equipment

News • 26 Feb 2021

Drones to predict where water pipes are at risk of bursting

With leaking and burst water pipes costing water authorities and consumers time and money, as well as wasting a precious resource, researchers at the University of Newcastle are developing drone technology to help predict which areas, and even which specific pipes, are at risk of water loss through corrosion.

researcher with apple trees

News • 18 Feb 2021

Scientists unlock potential to yield “diet” fruit

A new study has demystified sugar distribution in plants, paving the way to create low sugar or ‘diet’ fruits.

picture of researcher by a water

News • 21 Jan 2021

University microplastics research in the United Nations spotlight

Recognised by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) as a world-leader in microplastics research, University of Newcastle’s Dr Thava Palanisami has been invited to speak at the Geneva Beat Plastic Pollution Dialogues and showcase University of Newcastle-based research on the world-stage.

The Gay’wu Group of Women

News • 18 Dec 2020

University of Newcastle author wins major literary award

Professor Sarah Wright, a human geographer from the University of Newcastle is part of a collective of women who were joint winners of the Prime Minister’s literary awards non-fiction category.

father, mother and daughters at graduation

News • 14 Dec 2020

A graduation like no other

There is light at the end of the tunnel for 550 students who will celebrate the culmination of their studies at the University of Newcastle Callaghan graduation ceremonies this week.


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