The University of Newcastle, Australia

News • 21 Jan 2020

Smoking increases risk of complications after surgery, joint WHO study finds

People who smoke cigarettes are at a significantly higher risk of post-surgical complications including heart and lung injuries, infections and delayed or impaired wound healing, a new study has found.

beach side law clinic

News • 17 Jan 2020

Beachside clinic offers free legal advice to the community and bushfire victims

In the midst of the bushfire crisis, the University of Newcastle Legal Centre’s annual Law on the Beach pop-up clinic will soon kick off, offering people free legal advice on any law-related matter, including bushfire insurance claims.

Australia Day Library hours

News • 7 Jan 2020

Australia Day Library hours

All Libraries are closed on Australia Day and the public holiday Monday.

News • 16 Dec 2019

Honorary degrees awarded to renowned leaders

Prominent politicians, an acclaimed journalist, and a champion for the visually impaired are among those who will receive Honorary Doctorates at the University of Newcastle’s graduation ceremonies this week.

Professor Mark Hoffman

News • 12 Dec 2019

New Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) joins in 2020

The University of Newcastle announced today that Professor Mark Hoffman will join the University’s executive leadership team as Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) in March 2020.

The Great Hall for Excellence Awards

News • 11 Dec 2019

2019 Excellence Awards celebrated

The University of Newcastle 2019 Excellence Awards were celebrated in the Great Hall at the Callaghan campus last night. The Excellence Awards are a celebration the outstanding achievements of individuals and teams from across the University.  The event was attended by many of the 157 finalists across 15 award categories.

hydro harvester and researchers

News • 11 Dec 2019

Hydro Harvester is making a splash to solve global water shortage

In what could be a game-changer for solving the world’s water shortage problem, an atmospheric water generator (AWG) developed at the University of Newcastle is one step closer to commercialisation.

News • 29 Nov 2019

Showcasing the latest engineering solutions

From a shark-proof wetsuit to an interactive boxing robot, a public exhibition taking place in Newcastle over the next nine days will showcase cutting-edge engineering and computing innovations from the University of Newcastle.

News • 27 Nov 2019

Local researchers shine in global Highly Cited Researchers list

Four University of Newcastle researchers have been announced as Highly Cited Researchers for 2019 by Clarivate Analytics' Web of Science Group.

UON Academy

News • 25 Nov 2019

‘Relatable’ nurse takes out UON Academy Professional Development Prize

More than 50 staff recently gathered at NeW Space for the annual UON Academy End of Year celebration. Hosted by Tina Crawford, Director People and Workforce Strategy, this event celebrates the incredible contributions sessional academic staff make to the student experience.

Professor Jameson with the Jameson cell

News • 22 Nov 2019

OPINION: Newcastle know-how to our region and the world

If I told you Australia’s biggest-earning innovation for the past quarter century came from Newcastle, would you believe me? Indeed, it has outstripped earnings from other icons like WiFi and the Black Box, but is little known for its economic contribution to the country.

(L-R): Pro Vice-Chancellor Indigenous Strategy and Leadership Nathan Towney, Taylah Gray, Vice-Chancellor Professor Alex Zelinsky

News • 21 Nov 2019

The University of Newcastle launches Maligagu blueprint for Indigenous employment

Increasing the number of Indigenous people working at the University of Newcastle is just one of the goals of the Maligagu Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Employment Strategy and Action Plan 2019 – 2021 officially launched by the institution today.