The University of Newcastle, Australia

News • 13 Aug 2019

Prevention of heart attacks and stroke a step closer

Almost $15 million has been awarded to 10 senior scientists and 10 clinician scientists across the state to continue their work into Australia’s number one killer, heart disease.

News • 9 Aug 2019

Marine heatwaves a bigger threat to coral reefs than previously thought, scientists find

Marine heatwaves are a much bigger threat to coral reefs than previously thought, research revealing a previously unrecognised impact of climate change on coral reefs has shown.

News • 5 Aug 2019

Weight-loss trial to recharge men’s mental and physical health

The internationally renowned SHED-IT (Self-Help, Exercise and Diet using Information Technology) research program from the University of Newcastle has been redeveloped with a renewed focus on helping men lift their mood, not just lose weight.

Ruvimbo Vusango

News • 23 Jul 2019

International students welcomed at the University of Newcastle

Accepting an offer to study at the University of Newcastle was an easy decision for international student Ruvimbo Vusango, who made the trip from Zimbabwe four years ago.

News • 18 Jul 2019

Healthy eating options on the table for young Australians

Young Australian adults will now have free access to personalised dietary advice available at their fingertips, with the launch of a new website aimed at improving the eating habits of the country’s unhealthiest age group.

The Final Quarter promotion poster featuring Adam Goodes

News • 17 Jul 2019

A message for our University community

I expect many of you are – like me – looking forward to the airing of Ian Darling’s documentary, The Final Quarter tomorrow night. The critically acclaimed film shines a light on the challenges associated with racism faced by AFL player and former Australian of the Year Adam Goodes.

Partnership will fund new research into preventing healthcare-associated infections

News • 17 Jul 2019

Partnership will fund new research into preventing healthcare-associated infections

The University of Newcastle has partnered with global infection control specialists GAMA Healthcare to help fund new research into preventing and controlling infections in health and care settings.

Professor Billie Bonevski presenting flowers to Her Royal Highness Princess Chulabhorn

News • 15 Jul 2019

New dual degree targets growing job opportunities in medical technology field

Professor Dr Her Royal Highness Princess Chulabhorn Mahidol of Thailand, and eight delegates, visited the University of Newcastle today to signify a commitment to develop a new dual degree program between the University and Chulabhorn Royal Academy in Thailand.

News • 11 Jul 2019

Checking in on check-ups to help Close the Gap

An intervention designed to help Close the Gap, by increasing the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who receive an annual health check by their GP, will be implemented and evaluated by a new National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) project.

Partnership transforms lives of people living with mental illness

News • 10 Jul 2019

Unique partnership transforming lives of people living with mental illness

Local not-for-profit Momentum Collective has teamed up with the University of Newcastle’s Department of Rural Health to help people recovering from mental illness rebuild their lives and connect to their local community.

Students meet Jack Ma at Alibaba

Featured story • 21 Jun 2019

Scholars meet Jack Ma on life-changing trip to China

Newcastle’s next wave of leaders were inspired to be more globally aware and socially conscious when they met co-founder of Alibaba Group and entrepreneur, Jack Ma, in China this week as part of a life-changing scholarship opportunity.

News • 4 Jul 2019

Graduates mark 30 years of excellence on the coast

More than 1000 students will celebrate the culmination of their studies on Thursday, as the annual University of Newcastle and TAFE NSW graduation ceremonies at Ourimbah campus take place.

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