A research team in front of the custom-build large-scale permeameter

News • 11 Jan 2022

Transforming the region: Underground Pumped Hydro Energy Storage

A University of Newcastle research team has been awarded $615,000 to assess the feasibility of turning disused underground coal mine workings into a lower reservoir for Underground Pumped Hydro Energy Storage (UPHES). UPHES is considered a first-of-its-kind, and as such, several geotechnical questions need to be answered before validating the concept.

Patricipants in the Female Founders Demo Day

News • 16 Dec 2021

Female-led ventures shine at Demo Day

Nine inspiring female founders pitched their start-ups at the Female Founders Program Demo Day this week.

NUW Alliance logo

News • 15 Dec 2021

NUW Alliance welcomes the evolution of the Greater Cities Commission

The NUW Alliance–a grouping off our leading Australian universities,The University of Newcastle, the University of Wollongong, UNSW Sydney and Western Sydney University-welcomes the evolution of the Greater Cities Commission.

Two pairs of hands over a set of papers

News • 19 Nov 2021

Tax clinic established at Newcastle Business School to assist the disadvantaged and vulnerable

Disadvantaged and vulnerable members of the Hunter community will have access to free tax advice and assistance following the announcement by Assistant Treasurer the Hon. Michael Sukkar of the expansion of the National Tax Clinic program. The Newcastle Business School in partnership with the Newcastle Law School at the University of Newcastle has been awarded $300,000 under the program.

2021 Employability Excellence Awards

News • 18 Nov 2021

Power of partnerships celebrated in 2021 Employability Excellence Awards

Entrepreneurialism, excellence and the power of partnerships are being celebrated as part of the University of Newcastle’s 2021 Employability Excellence Awards.

Shaun Nay, Erich Kisi, Mark Copus and Dominic McAtamney holding MGA Thermal bricks

News • 12 Nov 2021

MGA Thermal wins AFR Higher Education Award for research commercialisation

MGA Thermal, a spin-out company of our University, has been announced as the winner of the inaugural Research Commercialisation award from the 2021 Australian Financial Review Higher Education Awards.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison at the Port of Newcastle Hydrogen Hub announcement

News • 8 Nov 2021

Green hydrogen feasibility study positions Port of Newcastle to drive a more diverse Hunter economy

As announced today by Prime Minister Scott Morrison, Australia’s deepwater global gateway, Port of Newcastle, is partnering with Macquarie Group’s Green Investment Group and the Commonwealth Government’s Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) to support the development of a hydrogen economy in the Hunter Region.

Alumni Excellence Awards recipients

News • 4 Nov 2021

Pioneers and innovators celebrated in 2021 Alumni Excellence Awards

One of Australia’s most highly regarded and influential engineers, an international social changemaker and trailblazers in STEM education, mental health and climate change action are among the 2021 University of Newcastle Alumni Excellence Award recipients announced today.

Adam Boyle

News • 27 Oct 2021

Scale-up CEO shares his exciting story of building through to acquisition

Newcastle scale-up CEO shares his story of building out a global tech firm through to their recent acquisition at I2N's Startup Stories

Professor Alex Zelinsky and Port of Newcastle CEO Craig Carmody in front of Newcastle harbour

News • 22 Oct 2021

University and Port to strengthen region’s future

The Hunter region’s growth, economic diversification and social cohesion are at the heart of a Memorandum of Understanding signed today between the University of Newcastle and Port of Newcastle.

Daniel Smith from team Everydrop demonstrates the prize-winning app

News • 18 Oct 2021

University of Newcastle announces the best “hack” for water security

The New Futures Hackathon for Water Security saw seven teams learn from water security experts from Hunter Water, City of Newcastle, Hunter H2O, and the University of Newcastle before embarking on a 10 hour “hack” to evolve their ideas into a viable, technological solution.

News • 15 Oct 2021

University of Newcastle researcher impresses at pitching competition

Associate Professor Sally McFadden was one of a number of pre-startups and startups linked to NSW universities who pitched their solutions to global challenges at the NSW Pearcey Awards University Pitch Competition securing prize money and mentorship.


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