Professor Mike Fay and Professor Hubert Hondermarck

News • 24 May 2023

Brightest minds power quest for brain cancer cure

The world’s best and brightest experts on the quest to find a cure for brain cancer will unite in Newcastle to share research insights and identify further ways to collaborate and accelerate their mission.

China industry skyline

News • 23 May 2023

Green growth in Asia not ‘greenwashing’ but strategic energy shift

A new book endorsed by former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd and prominent scholar Ross Garnaut explores why East Asia has become a leader in green energy industries but has been slow to reduce carbon emissions.

A mother and daughter smile and look at each other

News • 17 May 2023

HSC Students Sign up for Early Entry

High school students will have access to more support for their HSC, with the University of Newcastle launching an Early Entry Program that will offer students new resources, mentorship and peer support, once they have submitted an application to study at the University.

researcher wearing a glove with a frog posed on her hand

News • 16 May 2023

New method to thaw frozen frog sperm produces better swimmers

Scientists have uncovered a superior method of freezing and thawing frog sperm leading to improved sperm quality. Driven by mass declines of frogs worldwide, research into cryopreservation of amphibian sperm has expanded for the purposes of conservation.

Vice Chancellor, Alex Zelinsky and Transgrid's Craig Stallan sit at a desk ready to sign the MoU

News • 10 May 2023

Transgrid partners with the University of Newcastle to create energy jobs for Hunter graduates

Transgrid has established a formal partnership with the University of Newcastle to create education, training and employment opportunities for students and support future energy projects in the Hunter.

The group of representatives at the World Hydrogen Awards 2023 stand together behind a board that includes the logo for each partnership

News • 10 May 2023

University takes another step in its efforts to deliver hydrogen innovations on a global scale

The University of Newcastle is one of more than a dozen international signatories on a new Global Partnership for Hydrogen Innovation.  An official signing of the partnership agreement took place on 10 May 2023 at the World Hydrogen Summit in Rotterdam in the Netherlands.

Two men look at camera with industrial setting behind them

News • 9 May 2023

Partnership puts Green Ammonia project on fast track for real world use

A cleaner greener future is one step closer thanks to a new $18 million research partnership between the University of Newcastle and Australian company Element One, and the Australian Government.

Char Beranek standing in bushfire -sticken terrain

News • 8 May 2023

The true impact of the Black Summer fires on frogs

The first extensive survey of amphibian communities since the 2019-20 Australian Black Summer bushfires has revealed the true impact of severe fire on frogs in eastern NSW.

News • 5 May 2023

Launch of frog ‘hotels’ in Olney State Forest

Olney State Forest is now home to a series of frog ‘hotels’ designed to support threatened frog species, thanks to a partnership between Forestry Corporation of NSW and the University of Newcastle.

Bar-tailed Godwit bird in Japan with band on its leg

News • 4 May 2023

Hunter bird jet sets to Japan

A Bar-tailed Godwit shorebird from Stockton NSW has been sighted more than 8000 km north in the Ramsar-listed Higashiyoka-higata mudflats in Japan – a frequent ‘layover’ site for migratory birds.

Ms Amanda Wetzel points at graph on screen during her presentation

News • 4 May 2023

Rethink needed on Hunter’s economic development priorities

For the first time, knowledge-producing jobs in Newcastle and Lake Macquarie, such as those in the professional and information services, outnumber goods generating jobs, like manufacturing and mining.

Female worker talks with a male colleague

News • 1 May 2023

Intentions alone not enough to succeed in refugee employment

Australian businesses want to employ refugees but don’t know where to start and require support, according to a new study from the University of Newcastle and University of Sydney Business School.


The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.