The University of Newcastle, Australia

News • 19 Jun 2019

University continues to climb QS World University Rankings

The University of Newcastle is now ranked equal 207th in the prestigious 2020 QS World University Rankings, released today.

Gabriella Edelstein

News • 11 Jun 2019

Dr Gabriella Edelstein awarded the S. Sprott Fellowship

Dr Edelstein has won a prestigious fellowship that will allow her to conduct research at the British Library.

Dr Thava Palanisami

News • 12 Jun 2019

Plastic ingestion by people could be equating to a credit card a week

A new study finds on average people could be ingesting approximately 5 grams of plastic every week, which is the equivalent weight of a credit card.

Matt Gijselman

News • 4 Jun 2019

Matt Gijselman appointed NUW Alliance CEO

The NUW Alliance has warmly welcomed new CEO Matt Gijselman, as it looks to embed the advances
made under outgoing CEO Bran Black.

Afono Village

News • 3 Jun 2019

Earthquake triggers urgent call to review sea level predictions

Major earthquakes can cause land to sink and sea level to rise at a pace greater than the threat of climate-related rise, and may continue for decades after, new research reveals.

News • 20 May 2019

“Ready-Set-Grow” Pollinations and fertilization Activate genes for nutrient delivery for fruit set

Flower plants rely on pollination and fertilization to set seed and fruit, key products of most crops. It remains mysterious as how the molecular machinery is switched on upon pollination to deliver a massive amount of nutrients required for the impending seed and fruit formation. To address this question, an international visiting PhD student, now Dr Shen Si, from China Agricultural University spent two years in ACRCCI to research this topic under the supervision of Prof Yong-Ling Ruan

News • 1 May 2019

How do seeds sense warm weather?

Through international collaboration with partner groups of ACRCCI, Zhejinag University and Chinese Academy of Sciences, Professor Yong-Ling Ruan and colleagues have identified a mitochondrial heat shock protein that activates seed germination via thermal sensing.

Nason Maani Hessari

News • 29 May 2019

Public Lecture – Public health in a post-truth world: The commercial determinants of health

Join Dr Nason Maani Hessari for a free public lecture 27th June.

Professor Alex Zelinsky AO

News • 27 May 2019

Vice-Chancellor receives scientific honour

University of Newcastle Vice-Chancellor, Professor Alex Zelinsky AO, has been elected as a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science (FAA) in recognition of his significant and ongoing contribution to the field of science.

Alan Broadfoot, Paul Adams and Kosi Latu

News • 23 May 2019

Partnership to protect oceans from oil spills

A remediation programme to protect island ecosystems from damage caused by oil pollution from World War II wrecks sunk in the Pacific Ocean has launched in Newcastle Harbour.

WHO health Centre

News • 20 May 2019

WHO and Hunter researchers to fight global health problems

The World Health Organisation (WHO) will collaborate with Newcastle health researchers to drive the global efforts fighting non-communicable diseases, including cancers, diabetes, respiratory diseases, heart disease and mental health.

Professor Brett Neilan and Professor Mark Flynn

News • 20 May 2019

Leading the defence against superbugs

A new multimillion-dollar project will develop an artificial intelligence (AI) surveillance system to better understand and tackle the cycle of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in Australia.