The University of Newcastle, Australia

News • 22 Jan 2020

New biotech venture going viral in battle against cancer

The scientific team behind Viralytics, a Hunter-based biotech firm bought in 2018 by Merck for a record $502 million, is reuniting for a new private venture aiming to develop cutting-edge cancer therapies.

News • 21 Jan 2020

Support for business owners impacted by bushfires

Small business owners whose business premises have been impacted by bushfires can access temporary coworking deskspace operated by several NSW universities, including the University of Newcastle's I2N Hubs at Newcastle City, Williamtown and Muswellbrook.

News • 16 Dec 2019

Honorary degrees awarded to renowned leaders

Prominent politicians, an acclaimed journalist, and a champion for the visually impaired are among those who will receive Honorary Doctorates at the University of Newcastle’s graduation ceremonies this week.

Hone

News • 13 Dec 2019

Hone takes research to the real world

A platform that helps farmers test the chemical properties of soil, crops and grain samples in-field and developed by a team of University of Newcastle graduates has secured funding for commercialisation.

Professor Mark Hoffman

News • 12 Dec 2019

New Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) joins in 2020

The University of Newcastle announced today that Professor Mark Hoffman will join the University’s executive leadership team as Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) in March 2020.

Prof Janet Nelson

News • 11 Nov 2019

From Idaho to Newcastle - New Deputy Vice-Chancellor announced

The University of Newcastle has today announced that research leader Professor Janet Nelson will start as the new Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation) in February next year.

(L-R): Professor Ajayan Vinu, Vice-Chancellor Professor Alex Zelinksy AO, Chief Executive Officer of Newcastle Airport Dr Peter Cock in the nanotechnology lab

News • 1 Nov 2019

New partnership encouraging innovation and regional economic growth takes flight

The University of Newcastle and Newcastle Airport have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that seeks to maximise opportunities to establish the Hunter region as an innovation leader in aviation, Defence and aerospace-related research, education and industry.

News • 21 Oct 2019

Prioritising our planet

The University of Newcastle has officially launched its Environmental Sustainability Plan 2019-2025.

News • 26 Sep 2019

Unlocking answers to the energy supply system of the future

An initiative has launched aimed at providing ways Australia can successfully integrate new energy technologies into the power grid.

Professor Ajayan Vinu

News • 20 Sep 2019

Newcastle nanotechnologist awarded prestigious international lecture

Leading the charge in translating basic materials research into real-world products, Professor Ajayan Vinu has been awarded the highly coveted C.N. Rao Distinguished Lecture on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology at the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT) Bombay – the highest ranked university in India*.

Students meet Jack Ma at Alibaba

Featured story • 21 Jun 2019

Scholars meet Jack Ma on life-changing trip to China

Newcastle’s next wave of leaders were inspired to be more globally aware and socially conscious when they met co-founder of Alibaba Group and entrepreneur, Jack Ma, in China this week as part of a life-changing scholarship opportunity.

Daniel Bell

News • 4 Jun 2019

General Counsel appointed

Following an extensive executive search process, Daniel Bell has been appointed University General Counsel.

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