students walking together on campus

News • 21 Apr 2021

University of Newcastle named the leading university partner for a better world

The University of Newcastle, Australia has been named #1 in the world for partnering for a more sustainable future in the 2021 Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Rankings.

Students at Chatswood High School complete a Burn2Learn session

News • 21 Apr 2021

Hair reveals short, intense exercise sessions conquer school stress

For the first time, measuring the levels of the stress hormone Cortisol in the hair of senior school students has proven that short, high-intensity exercise significantly reduces stress and improves memory, overall wellbeing and fitness in adolescents.

John Howard and Alex Zelinsky

News • 14 Apr 2021

Former Australian Prime Ministers celebrated at graduation

Two former Australian Prime Ministers were recognised for their contributions to the nation, in particular the higher education sector, by the University of Newcastle today.

April graduations

News • 9 Apr 2021

Scene set for Great Hall graduation celebrations

More than 1550 graduates will enjoy the opportunity to celebrate their study achievements when they graduate in the University of Newcastle’s Great Hall from today.

Bal Dhital

News • 8 Apr 2021

Social enterprise innovators recount story of keeping it simple

University of Newcastle alumni share their innovation journey as founders of social enterprise Borne Clothing at I2N's Startup Stories.

Indigenous Education and Research Framework

News • 18 Mar 2021

Framework launched in commitment to Indigenous education and research

The University of Newcastle has unveiled a major piece in its longstanding commitment to Indigenous higher education, innovation and engagement with the launch of its Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education and Research Framework, coinciding with national Close the Gap Day.

Emeritus Professor John Maynard

News • 15 Mar 2021

Indigenous research trailblazer honoured with lecture series

Esteemed historian and Indigenous research trailblazer, University of Newcastle Emeritus Professor John Maynard has been honoured with a new lecture series in his name.

Yarning Circle

News • 8 Mar 2021

Yarning Circle to bring communities together

A Yarning Circle, established to provide a significant and accessible meeting space for local Aboriginal communities and the Central Coast community, has officially opened at the University of Newcastle’s Ourimbah campus.

Professor Maynard sitting holding a book in front of a cabinet of memorabilia collected as an historian

News • 8 Mar 2021

Reclaiming History: the unconventional legacies of a leading Aboriginal historian

Emeritus Professor John Maynard’s reputation as a trailblazer is well-deserved so it is only fitting that this historian, whose journey began with researching his own family’s history, is honoured in the InauguralJohn Maynard Aboriginal History Lecture.

student pictured with her mentor sitting in the grand stand

News • 5 Mar 2021

Scholarship win for surf life saving champion

One of Australia’s shooting stars of surf life saving, Jemma Smith, has been awarded the inaugural Newcastle Knights Minerva Scholarship.

Tricia Martin

News • 4 Mar 2021

Practical founder shares story of combating rising youth unemployment

Tricia Martin shares her innovation journey as founder of the Hunter Region's first online platform that helps students develop their skills through interactive digital internships at I2N's Startup Stories.

Chief Justice Tom Bathurst and Taylah Gray

News • 24 Feb 2021

Chief Justice recognises Newcastle's newest lawyers among best in the country

“Great lawyers are known to come out of Newcastle, and I am confident that today is no exception.”

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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.