Professor Jennifer Milam smiling, wearing black blouse, hair pulled back in front of white wall

News • 19 May 2022

Why rankings are more than just a number

The University of Newcastle prides itself on providing world-class education to the region and we aim to create life-ready graduates. One of the ways we measure ourselves to see how well we are performing is by participating in university world rankings, a topic discussed in recent weeks. Rankings can sometimes feel like just another number however, their meaning lies much deeper.

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News • 17 May 2022

New mountainfrog species identified in Southeast Queensland

Ecologists from the Department of Environment and Science (DES) and researchers from the University of Newcastle, Southern Cross University, CSIRO and the South Australian Museum have uncovered a new species of mountainfrog; Philoriaknowlesi, in Queensland’s south-east, and are now working to protect its habitat.

News • 11 May 2022

University of Newcastle welcomes $50M to trailblaze in recycling and clean energy

The University of Newcastle has welcomed today’s Federal Government announcement of $50 million in funding to produce clean energy and recycling innovations through the creation of the Australian Trailblazer Recycling and Clean Energy (ATRaCE) Program.

News • 11 May 2022

Partnership with Australian Public Service to boost regional jobs and digital opportunities

The Minister for the Public Service, Ben Morton has today announced that the Australian Public Service (APS) will partner with the University of Newcastle to deliver a new university Academy Campus.

News • 9 May 2022

University of Newcastle welcomes $15 Million Decarbonisation Hub

The University of Newcastle has welcomed a $15 million investment from the NSW Government for a Decarbonisation Innovation Hub that will help fast-track research, development and commercialisation to drive solutions for a low emissions economy.

News • 9 May 2022

Oceanex Energy Scholarship empowers student-led renewable energy research

A new scholarship delivered by Oceanex Energy will support University of Newcastle research into renewable energy options, and offshore wind farming specifically.

News • 5 May 2022

Australian Scientist to head bid to clean up the world's soils

A distinguished Australian scientist has been chosen to lead a global effort to end pollution of the world’s food-growing soils.

Migrant women needed for health study

News • 3 May 2022

Migrant voices needed for Australia’s largest study on women’s health

The largest and longest-running women’s health study ever conducted in Australia is looking to recruit at least 1000 migrant women to ensure the study accurately reflects Australia’s current population.

News • 2 May 2022

Sustainability Remains Key for University

Sustainability is at the core of the University’s values and the latest rankings from Times Higher Education Impact Rankings show the university continues to be a world leader in sustainability.

Hunter Medical Research Institute

News • 21 Apr 2022

HMRI launches new research programs

The Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI) has announced the creation of 19 new research programs. The new programs will study a wide range of health issues relevant to our communities.

two male researchers closely looking a baby koala in a tree

News • 13 Apr 2022

New model could help save koalas at a fraction of the price

Integrating frozen koala sperm into captive management programs is a crucial step to help save the endangered Australian species – a first-of-its-kind model reveals.

Graduate throws hat in the air

News • 12 Apr 2022

University of Newcastle tips hats to latest cohort of graduates

University of Newcastle students will gather in Callaghan’s Great Hall over the coming days as nearly 2,300 graduates receive their degrees this week.


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.