Director of the Centre of Excellence for Equity in Higher Education Professor Penny-Jane Burke

News • 28 Jun 2022

Tertiary system can better support victims of gender-based violence

New research by the University of Newcastle has found students who are victim-survivors of gender-based violence overcome major challenges to access and fully participate in higher education – and the institution is pushing for change.

Bob Purser with inaugural Meg Purser Scholarship recipient Courtney Yeandle.

News • 17 Jun 2022

Inaugural Meg Purser Communications Scholarship awarded

A passion to make a positive impact in the community has seen second year University of Newcastle communications student Courtney Yeandle named as the inaugural recipient of the Meg Purser Scholarship.

News • 10 Jun 2022

Bull shark ‘baby food’ under extreme threat

Ecologists have uncovered the key nutrients baby bull sharks rely on to grow and survive; alarmingly, it’s derived from an ecosystem which is under extreme threat from climate change – saltmarsh.

News • 9 Jun 2022

Industry breakfast inspiring regional innovation

The University of Newcastle is inviting business and industry representatives to explore powerful new pathways to innovation at their inaugural Industry PhD Breakfast event.

Startup Stories Wink Reports

News • 1 Jun 2022

Giving business owners control to work ON their business rather than IN it.

Johann Du Toit has always loved computers. Trained as an electronic engineer his career has taken him around the globe. After many lessons learned through developing software for other companies, he founded his own - Wink Reports - a startup that builds easy-to-use software to uncomplicate the most complicated business reports.

Band Comp

News • 31 May 2022

Band Comp Concludes With A Bang

On a chilly autumn evening, the local community rolled into Bar on the Hill for an epic line-up of student performances. The floorboards buzzed with soundchecks as the audience grabbed drinks and warmed their seats, settling in for a big night of fantastic live entertainment.

University of Newcastle logo

News • 25 May 2022

Strong results for University of Newcastle

The University of Newcastle has signalled it will invest in student accommodation, upgrading laboratories and learning areas and revitalising campus environments following the release of its 2021 Annual Report this week.

Professor Jennifer Milam smiling, wearing black blouse, hair pulled back in front of white wall

News • 19 May 2022

Why rankings are more than just a number

The University of Newcastle prides itself on providing world-class education to the region and we aim to create life-ready graduates. One of the ways we measure ourselves to see how well we are performing is by participating in university world rankings, a topic discussed in recent weeks. Rankings can sometimes feel like just another number however, their meaning lies much deeper.


News • 16 May 2022

CEO shares how empowering women leaders has led to an inspiring startup

Kasia Gospos has been named one of Australia’s Most Inspirational Women Online and been recognised as Entrepreneur of the Year as part of the Stevie Awards.

News • 11 May 2022

University of Newcastle welcomes $50M to trailblaze in recycling and clean energy

The University of Newcastle has welcomed today’s Federal Government announcement of $50 million in funding to produce clean energy and recycling innovations through the creation of the Australian Trailblazer Recycling and Clean Energy (ATRaCE) Program.

Migrant women needed for health study

News • 3 May 2022

Migrant voices needed for Australia’s largest study on women’s health

The largest and longest-running women’s health study ever conducted in Australia is looking to recruit at least 1000 migrant women to ensure the study accurately reflects Australia’s current population.

Hunter Medical Research Institute

News • 21 Apr 2022

HMRI launches new research programs

The Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI) has announced the creation of 19 new research programs. The new programs will study a wide range of health issues relevant to our communities.


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.