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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 • 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.

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.

Professor Frances Kay0Lambkin

News • 11 Apr 2022

HMRI announces new Institute Director

The Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI) is pleased to announce Professor Frances Kay-Lambkin has been appointed as the new Institute Director of HMRI for a period of five years.

QS Rankings

News • 7 Apr 2022

University of Newcastle climbs global rankings across every broad subject area

The University of Newcastle continues to excel as a global leader, with new rankings, released today, showing the university improved across every broad subject area.

News • 6 Apr 2022

Learn how Mike Chijoff created a record breaking crowdfunding campaign

Michael Chijoff is a multi-award-winning designer and the creator of his own disruptor adventure product brand Tacticagear, which smashed records and became the highest funded multi-tool in crowdfunding history and raised more than $960,000.

Clare and Brett official

News • 31 Mar 2022

Health trailblazers crowned with national honours

Two University of Newcastle and HMRI researchers who are trailblazing in their fields to improve the health and wellbeing of communities around the world, have been awarded prestigious National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) awards.

brain scan

News • 29 Mar 2022

Evidence of brain changes in those at risk of bipolar disorder captured with MRI scans

A brain imaging study of young people at high risk of developing bipolar disorder has for the first time found evidence of weakening connections between key areas of the brain in late adolescence.


News • 28 Mar 2022

FluTracking identifies huge second Omicron wave

A second Omicron wave of COVID-19 sweeping the nation has already outstripped the peak recorded in January, a national online surveillance system for tracking respiratory symptoms has revealed.

Viral infection

News • 25 Mar 2022

Study to test anti-viral effects of Lactoferrin

Researchers from the Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI) and the University of Newcastle are looking for participants to take part in a new study on the immune and anti-viral effects of the dietary supplement Lactoferrin.


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