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woman standing against wall

News • 3 Jul 2020

Heritage home transformation wins coveted architecture award

A beautifully crafted residential design by a Newcastle architect has been recognised in the coveted 2020 WA Architecture Awards.

A computer simulation to determine ship corrosion

News • 29 Jun 2020

ARC Linkage Project success for naval vessel corrosion project

A research team from the University of Newcastle has received $650,000 in funding from the coveted Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage Project scheme to improve the understanding of the deterioration of ships and maritime structures.

Design Nuts

News • 16 Jun 2020

Edtech founder shares her story of empowering teachers and students

Kylie Burrett shares her startup journey as co-founder of edtech company Design Nuts at I2N's Startup Stories

News • 29 May 2020

Scientific honour for engineer transforming minerals processing

Chemical engineer Laureate Professor Kevin Galvin has been elected as a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science (FAA) in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the field of mineral processing.

researcher standing by water

News • 28 May 2020

Newcastle researcher making a mark with a NASA satellite mission

After a highly competitive international selection process, Professor Shin-Chan Han and his satellite geodesy group has been selected for NASA’s Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE) Follow-On mission. The University of Newcastle team joins as one of 20 science team members to the mission for the next four years.

News • 12 May 2020

University expertise sees lifesaving ventilator prototype secure state backing

Each year the University watches with pride as our talented graduates trade the campus for new workplaces, set to make their mark on the world and in their communities. Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, a group of almost 30 Hunter-based alumni and staff have done just that – developing one of two successful ventilator prototypes selected by the State government for pre-production.

Dr Adam Fahey staples face shield

Featured story • 9 Apr 2020

University minds meld to address COVID-19 equipment shortages

At a time when social distancing and isolation are keeping people apart, innovative teams at the University of Newcastle have come together to address a key health concern amidst the COVID-19 outbreak – the rapid production of desperately needed medical equipment.

News • 28 Feb 2020

Game-changer: How one researcher is using his experience to train the next generation of Police Officers

When Andrew Seyderhelm left his job as a video game developer, he never imagined years later he would be using his skills to help train recruits for the Australian Federal Police (AFP).

awards ceremony

News • 26 Feb 2020

Newcastle educators shine in Australian Awards for University Teachers

Two University of Newcastle lecturers have received national recognition for teaching excellence, each awarded a highly acclaimed 2019 Australian Award for University Teaching (AAUT).

Dr Kim Maud (female, wearing glasses and brown hair in a pony tail), Associate Professor Thayaparan Gajendran (male wearing glasses and dark button-up University of Newcastle shirt)and Mark Maund (male with brown hair, beard wearing blue checkered shirt)smiling in front of bushes

Featured story • 11 Feb 2020

Putting homes in high-risk areas is asking too much of firefighters

The impacts of bushfires on emergency services in New South Wales and Queensland suggests houses are being built in high-risk areas. We rely heavily on emergency services to protect people and property, but strategic land-use planning can improve resilience and reduce risk in the first place.

Image of burnt down buildings, smoke in the air, at Cobargo, NSW

Featured story • 11 Feb 2020

Before we rush to rebuild after fires, we need to think about where and how

Public support for rebuilding in the same disaster affected places is often high. But as fire-fighting agencies are aware, our bushfires are increasing in size, intensity and duration, and a warming climate will continue to worsen these factors.

News • 10 Feb 2020

ICT graduates key to future-proofing the economy

As an inaugural recipient of a DVC(A) Merit List Award for Teaching and Learning Excellence, Associate Professor in Computing and Information Technology, Dr Marc Adam shares his views on the importance of lifelong learning.