New1000 study

News • 17 Jun 2021

Tackling health issues at their origin with NEW1000 study

Researchers will study the human microbiome in pregnant women, fathers, and their children to determine the impact of a healthy microbiome on health outcomes.

Image Hayden Robertson

News • 15 Jun 2021

PhD Candidate awarded prestigious ATSE scholarship

University of Newcastle PhD candidate Hayden Robertson has been awarded the Ezio Rizzardo Polymer Scholarship from ATSE (Australian Academy of Technology & Engineering).

Sustainable food

News • 10 Jun 2021

Learn how to change the world through sustainable food

Current research focused on creating the next generation of sustainable food and nutrition services will be served up at the University of Newcastle’s Central Coast Campus on June 17 and 18.

Associate Professor Kelvin Kong

News • 8 Jun 2021

National honour for Australia’s first Aboriginal surgeon

Renowned Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) surgeon and University of Newcastle Associate Professor Kelvin Kong, has been awarded the 2021 Australian Society for Medical Research (ASMR) Medal.

Image Hannah Power

News • 8 Jun 2021

Coastal Scientist a Young Tall Poppy

Associate Professor Hannah Power has been awarded a 2021 Young Tall Poppy from the Australian Institute of Policy and Science (AIPS).

Saima Firdous Rehman

News • 7 Jun 2021

Gut instincts lead new direction in COPD research

With the gut now regarded as the ‘second brain of the human body’, University of Newcastle researchers have discovered a new connection between gut health and one of the world’s deadliest diseases.

The Hon. Mark Vaile AO

News • 4 Jun 2021

Former Deputy PM named 8th University of Newcastle Chancellor

The University of Newcastle Council has today announced that former Deputy Prime Minister The Hon. Mark Vaile AO will be the eighth Chancellor of the University of Newcastle.

David Sivyer

News • 3 Jun 2021

Solving food waste, one urban farm at a time

David Sivyer shares his journey as founder of Feedback Organic, a circular economy startup solving the massive problem of food waste at I2N's Startup Stories.

A woman &  man dancing

News • 31 May 2021

Keepers of the Legacy: Eleo Pomare’s map of artistic social justice and protest

When Newcastle University’s HDR student, Carole Y Johnson first came to Australia 49 years ago to perform at the Adelaide Festival as part of Eleo Pomare’s Dance Company, she did not know she would stay and become an integral part of Indigenous Australia’s protest movement.


News • 20 May 2021

ImmVirX raises $22 million for human trials

ImmVirX Pty Ltd has announced the successful completion of $22 million in fundraising, which will go towards first human studies of its new cancer treatment.


News • 13 May 2021

DadPlay: Tackling challenging behaviour in 3–5-year-olds

Australian fathers in rural, regional and remote areas, who are raising children aged three to five, with challenging behaviour, will have a helping hand through a new mobile-phone-based service.

VC Alex Zelinsky, the GICAN team and partners

News • 7 May 2021

University awarded $2 million industry funding

The University of Newcastle’s Global Innovative Centre for Advanced Nanomaterials (GICAN), has today signed an agreement worth $2.119 million with InnovationClub Pty Ltd to further their research on plastic alternatives.


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