Robust Bleating Tree Frog (Jodi Rowley)

News • 22 Nov 2021

Screaming for attention: Surprise discovery of two new – and very loud – frog species

Scientists from the University of Newcastle, Australian Museum, South Australian Museum, and Queensland National Parks and Wildlife have found and described two new, very loud frog species from eastern Australia: the Slender Bleating Tree Frog, Litoria balatus, and Screaming Tree Frog, Litoria quiritatus.

Professor Aaron Sverdlov

News • 17 Nov 2021

University secures 7th Heart Foundation grant

Professor Aaron Sverdlov is the 7th University of Newcastle researcher to benefit from the 2021 Heart Foundation funding program.

Professor Zsolt Balogh standing an operating theatre with medical equipment behind him

News • 17 Nov 2021

Professor Balogh honoured for his work in Emergency Medicine

Professor Zsolt Balogh has been named the top Emergency Medicine researcher in the country by The Australian's Research 2021 magazine. This is the second year in a row that Professor Balogh has taken out top honours in this field.


News • 17 Nov 2021

University researchers shine in the 2021 Highly Cited Researchers list

The University of Newcastle has once again made a strong showing in the Highly Cited Researchers list, with six researchers recognised this year for their ongoing research influence.

hands holding soil

News • 15 Nov 2021

University of Newcastle joins HEAL network to tackle health impacts of climate change

Australians will be better protected against the health impacts of climate change, thanks to a new national research network with partners from across Australia and $10 million in Federal Government funding.

News • 12 Nov 2021

Resisting youth inactivity focus of funding success

Teachers from 90 high schools across New South Wales will be upskilled to tackle physical inactivity in students, following a significant National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Partnership Program funding success.

NHMRC Ideas grants 2021

News • 8 Nov 2021

$4.5m in NHMRC Ideas Grants supports quest to improve human health

University of Newcastle researchers will explore new stroke prevention therapies, preterm birth interventions and a dual approach to breast cancer treatment with the support of $4.5m in National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Ideas grants.

Research lab

News • 5 Nov 2021

2021 HMRI Awards for Research Excellence announced

The HMRI Awards are a celebration of the outstanding efforts and achievements of individuals and teams who drive and support the opportunities that health and medical research bring to the wellbeing of our community.

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.

News • 28 Oct 2021

Hunter, Illawarra and Far West residents invited to share energy goals

As world leaders commence conversations in Glasgow for the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference, residents of the Hunter, Illawarra and Far West are being asked to contribute their thoughts on the future of energy in New South Wales.

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.


The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.