Uncle Bob smiling at the 2023 Ngarrama night of reflection

News • 27 Jan 2023

2023 Australia Day Honours in celebration of our remarkable community

The University of Newcastle is proud to celebrate the accomplishments and impact of its diverse community who have been recognised in the 2023 Australia Day Honours.

News • 24 Jan 2023

Industry partnership aims to heal wound control problem

University of Newcastle experts and industry leaders will join forces to develop new ways to address wound control, a distressing problem that costs the Australian healthcare industry $3.5b each year.

Professor John Fischetti and Professor Alex Zelinsky stand together smiling in the Crystalbrook Kingsley Hotel lobby

News • 23 Jan 2023

New International Hotel School ahead as part of plan to address tourism skills shortage

The University of Newcastle is set to open an International Hotel School as the next phase in a plan to address labour shortages that plague the tourism sector in the region and beyond.

News • 20 Jan 2023

Beat the scammers and dive into Law on the Beach

Financial scammers don’t discriminate when honing in on their targets, often leaving the most vulnerable in the community confused and fearful.

Wakagetti dancers perform at the 2022 Ngarrama event.

News • 19 Jan 2023

Award-winning night of reflection Ngarrama returns

Building on the success of the inaugural event, the University of Newcastle is proud to welcome the wider community once again to Ngarrama.

Nathan Towney looks at the camera. The Aboriginal flag and the Torres Strait Islander Flag hangs behind him

News • 18 Jan 2023

Pro Vice-Chancellor Nathan Towney named 2023 Newcastle Citizen of the Year

University of Newcastle leader and Pro Vice-Chancellor Indigenous, Strategy and Leadership, Nathan Towney, has been selected as Newcastle’s 2023 Citizen of the Year.

Black and white University of Newcastle Logo

News • 11 Jan 2023

NSW and ACT universities take sector leading steps to strengthen early offer admissions

The New South Wales Vice-Chancellors’ Committee (NSWVCC), the peak body for universities in NSW and the ACT, has initiated a sector-leading approach to introduce a new set of underlying principles for early offer admissions in 2024.

Julia Gillard receiving her Hon Doctorate

News • 15 Dec 2022

Former Prime Minister Julia Gillard honoured at graduation

The Honourable Julia Gillard, AC, was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Letters honoris causa by the University of Newcastle, in acknowledgement of her exceptionally distinguished service to Australian society.

Spinal cord research

News • 15 Dec 2022

Spinal cord pain to PTSD: $5.2m in NHMRC grants to target pressing medical conditions

Both the body and the mind will be a key focus for innovative researchers from the University of Newcastle, who were successful in the latest round of National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Ideas Grants.

Jessica Haugh in a graduation gown stands next to the Vice-Chancellor wearing his official gown. They are standing on a grassy area and there are people in the background behind them. The sky is blue

News • 12 Dec 2022

Ready to make a difference: University of Newcastle 2022 graduates

The first cohort of students to graduate from the Bachelor of Renewable Energy Engineering will make history this week as they cross the stage during the University of Newcastle’s graduation ceremonies.

A image of the University of Newcastle logo

News • 12 Dec 2022

Paid leave for school carnivals, sick pets, weddings and life admin on list of benefits offered by University

Staff at the University of Newcastle will be able to take up to ten days a year of paid leave to care for pets, go to school concerts, manage their life admin and attend weddings and other ceremonies, under the Enterprise Agreements being voted on this week.

Image shows small orange fish swimming around some coral under the water

News • 2 Dec 2022

Protecting coral reefs and extreme weather on earth and in space: $4.8m in ARC funding

Our environment and how we protect it will be a key focus for innovative researchers from the University of Newcastle, who were successful in the latest round of the Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Projects Scheme.


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.