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100% renewable in 2020 carbon neutral by 2025

News • 17 Sep 2019

Standing for climate action

A message from the Vice-ChancellorOn Friday 20 September, Newcastle will be one of many cities to stage a Climate Strike and large numbers are expected to attend. The grassroots movement of young people across the globe demanding immediate climate action is both sobering and inspiring.

Jeff Dobinson, with his nephew Simon Anicich, and brother-in-law, Richard Anicich.

News • 5 Sep 2019

University’s fundraising trek unites staff, alumni and community in support of Indigenous health

Trekking 100 kilometres across the arid Australian outback in five days is a challenge, but one that 25 brave individuals are eager to tackle in the name of Indigenous education and health research.

Artist's impression of the building

News • 4 Sep 2019

Strong partnerships and a shared vision for the future of integrated healthcare is set to improve the wellbeing of our Central Coast community

The future of healthcare delivery on the Central Coast is taking shape, with work starting today on a new education and research facility located at Gosford Hospital.

Laureate Professor Paul Foster

News • 3 Sep 2019

Fellowship awarded to respiratory leader

Laureate Professor Paul Foster has been awarded the title of Fellow of the American Thoracic Society, (ATSF) for his commitment to respiratory health research.

Professor John Maynard

News • 3 Sep 2019

Professor John Maynard to deliver Annual History Week Lecture

Professor John Maynard of Indigenous Education and Research has been selected to deliver the prestigious Annual History Lecture – an event produced by the History Council of New South Wales as part of this year’s History Week.

News • 30 Aug 2019

$10 million funding boost for local health researchers

More than $10 million has been awarded to further world-class, solution-based research at the University of Newcastle, Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI), and Hunter New England Health in the latest round of National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) funding.

Dr Myles Young wins Bupa’s Emerging Health Researcher Award 

News • 30 Aug 2019

Dr Myles Young wins Bupa’s Emerging Health Researcher Award 

Dr Myles Young has been named Bupa Foundation’s Emerging Health Researcher for 2019 in recognition of his work to improve men’s physical and mental health.

Prof Brenda Happell presented with her award by The Hon Greg Hunt MP, Federal Minister for Health

News • 28 Aug 2019

Professor Brenda Happell, University of Newcastle wins top Australasian award in mental health

Professor Brenda Happell has won TheMHS Exceptional Contribution Award at the 2019 Mental Health Service Awards of Australia and New Zealand for her exceptional contribution to mental health.

Ourimbah MakerSpace

News • 27 Aug 2019

Ourimbah Library MakerSpace opens soon

Ourimbah Library MakerSpace opens 2 September

News • 27 Aug 2019

Teaching students the value of critical thinking

As an inaugural recipient of a DVC(A) Merit List Award for Teaching and Learning Excellence, Clinical Educator in podiatry, Sean Sadler, shares his approach to education and what makes a great teacher.

News • 26 Aug 2019

Emerging Health Researcher Award

Dr Myles Young from the Priority Research Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition has been named a finalist in the Bupa Foundation’s Emerging Health Researcher Award for 2019, in recognition of his work to improve men’s physical and mental health.

News • 22 Aug 2019

Outdoor gym study aiming to give the masses more strength

In partnership with Lake Macquarie City Council and Newcastle City Council, University of Newcastle researchers are recruiting for a new, nationally-funded trial that blends smartphone technology with park-based fitness facilities to encourage community exercise in the great outdoors.