The University of Newcastle, Australia

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.

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.

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.

Sam Parker

News • 6 Nov 2019

Engineering student secures John Monash scholarship

University of Newcastle engineering student, Sam Parker, will continue his ambition of combining empathy and empowerment with engineering, after receiving a prestigious John Monash Scholarship to carry out international postgraduate study in 2020.

News • 1 Nov 2019

Proud to be a Women in STEM Decadal Plan Champion

The University of Newcastle is proud to be named as a Women in STEM Decadal Plan Champion by the Australian Academy of Science.

News • 3 Oct 2019

More than $1.4million awarded to investigate PFAS remediation

The University of Newcastle has established itself as leader in PFAS remediation research, receiving more than $1.4 million in Australian Research Council (ARC) funding for two of the four national research projects selected in Round Two of the PFAS Remediation Research Program.

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