sod turn event

News • 18 Dec 2020

New University-designed cultural facility to put Lake Macquarie on the MAP

Work will start early in the New Year on an Australia-first arts pavilion set to cement Lake Macquarie as one of the premier cultural destinations in NSW.

father, mother and daughters at graduation

News • 14 Dec 2020

A graduation like no other

There is light at the end of the tunnel for 550 students who will celebrate the culmination of their studies at the University of Newcastle Callaghan graduation ceremonies this week.

image of the STEM Superstars

News • 7 Dec 2020

Meet our STEM Superstars

Two stellar female role models, an electrochemist and engineer, Dr Jessica Allen, and coastal scientist, Dr Hannah Power, have been announced as Australia’s newest ‘Superstars of STEM’.

soft manta ray

News • 1 Dec 2020

Online showcase: Engineering and computing students debut innovative projects

From a soft robot manta ray designed to explore the Great Barrier Reef without harming coral; to a prosthetic arm controlled by the mind; and a contender for the world’s fastest boat – The Art of Problem Solving 2020 exhibition showcases an impressive spread of engineering and computing projects from the University of Newcastle.

Out(fit) Team, Winners in the Green Gown Awards Student EngagementShellie Smith, d’Arcy Newberry-Dupre, Miranda Cunningham

News • 30 Nov 2020

International recognition for University’s green initiatives

The University of Newcastle has been awarded three of the eight 2020 Australasian ‘Green Gown Awards’ in the categories of Climate Action, Benefiting Society and Student Engagement.

students testing project

News • 26 Nov 2020

University of Newcastle and ARTC on track to boost STEM participation in regional communities

More than 7500 high school students in regional areas are set to benefit from a unique STEM partnership announced today between the Inland Rail Skills Academy and the University of Newcastle.

A network exhibiting 'zero-dimensional' symmetry

News • 23 Nov 2020

Four Newcastle researchers selected for funding boost

University of Newcastle researchers have received more than $1.6m in grants from the Australian Research Council’s Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA) scheme.

Dr Adam Fahy

News • 20 Nov 2020

COVID-19 face shield team wins AFR Higher Education Award

The University of Newcastle‘s ‘COVID-19 equipment shortage’ team has won a national higher education award for its remarkable contribution to the Australian community.

wind turbine in hyland

News • 19 Nov 2020

ARENA funding to accelerate small wind turbine innovation

University of Newcastle-born startup, Diffuse Energy, has secured more than $920,000 in funding contributions, including $341,990 from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) to deploy its small wind turbine technology in remote locations across Australia.

Alumni Excellence Awards

News • 17 Nov 2020

Trailblazers celebrated in 2020 Alumni Excellence Awards

A world-leading researcher and advocate for Indigenous health, a 'match-maker’ for species conservationists, a 'Power 50' in the Australian music industry and the co-host of Australia’s first all Indigenous breakfast show are among the 2020 University of Newcastle Alumni Excellence recipients.

ARC Discovery Projects and Linkage Projects schemes graphic

News • 13 Nov 2020

University of Newcastle secures over $6 million in ARC funding

The Australian Research Council (ARC) has awarded the University of Newcastle more than $6 million in competitive research funding through its Discovery Projects and Linkage Projects schemes.

Employability Excellence Awards

News • 12 Nov 2020

Inaugural employability excellence achievers unveiled

The students, staff, businesses and community partners who inspire the University of Newcastle’s reputation for producing work-ready graduates have been recognised in the institution’s inaugural Employability Excellence Awards.

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