The University of Newcastle, Australia

News • 11 Sep 2019

Game-changer lets students decide how they want to learn

In a world-first for higher education, the University of Newcastle will place students at the centre of their own learning by adopting the Big Picture Education design, which is implemented in some of the most innovative high schools across the globe.

Dr Ruth Lopert

News • 5 Sep 2019

2019 Alumni Award Recipients Announced

Public health physician Ruth Lopert has received the University of Newcastle’s 2019 Alumni Medal for professional excellence and her dedication to global health and pharmaceutical policy.

Artist's impression of the building

News • 4 Sep 2019

Strong partnerships and a shared vision for the future of integrated healthcare is set to improve the wellbeing of our Central Coast community

The future of healthcare delivery on the Central Coast is taking shape, with work starting today on a new education and research facility located at Gosford Hospital.

Grand Challenge winners

News • 3 Sep 2019

$50,000 funding awarded to innovative Grand Challenge solutions

From eucalyptus oil diffusers, to aromatic plants seeds dispensed through a gumball machine, and a Mozzie Map to quantify human/mosquito interactions, the innovative ideas proposed in the University of Newcastle’s Grand Challenge offer promising solutions to manage the global problem of mosquitoes.

News • 30 Aug 2019

$10 million funding boost for local health researchers

More than $10 million has been awarded to further world-class, solution-based research at the University of Newcastle, Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI), and Hunter New England Health in the latest round of National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) funding.

Prof Brenda Happell presented with her award by The Hon Greg Hunt MP, Federal Minister for Health

News • 28 Aug 2019

Professor Brenda Happell, University of Newcastle wins top Australasian award in mental health

Professor Brenda Happell has won TheMHS Exceptional Contribution Award at the 2019 Mental Health Service Awards of Australia and New Zealand for her exceptional contribution to mental health.

News • 27 Aug 2019

Teaching students the value of critical thinking

As an inaugural recipient of a DVC(A) Merit List Award for Teaching and Learning Excellence, Clinical Educator in podiatry, Sean Sadler, shares his approach to education and what makes a great teacher.

News • 22 Aug 2019

Outdoor gym study aiming to give the masses more strength

In partnership with Lake Macquarie City Council and Newcastle City Council, University of Newcastle researchers are recruiting for a new, nationally-funded trial that blends smartphone technology with park-based fitness facilities to encourage community exercise in the great outdoors.

News • 21 Aug 2019

Age isn’t an issue – you can retrain the brain

Multi-tasking has traditionally been considered the domain of the young and frantic. But a new, large-scale study by researchers from Australia and California has shown that older people can keep pace with those in their twenties – it’s simply a matter of practice.

Three Minute Thesis contestant

News • 20 Aug 2019

The next wave of research stars in the limelight

With thousands of hours of research condensed into just three minutes, 15 bright and determined postgraduate students will take the stage at The Conservatorium on Friday (23 August) to compete in the Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition.

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 • 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.