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News • 24 Aug 2021

Celebrating Pride online

The 5th annual University of Newcastle Pride kicks off this week with celebrations running through to Wear it Purple Day on Friday 27 August. While we can’t be on campus to raise the flag, we hope you'll take the opportunity to mark Pride online.

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News • 4 May 2021

Scholarships to boost academic careers for 132 PhD students

The University of Newcastle today recognised the recipients of the prestigious Vice-Chancellor’s Training Priority Scheme, aimed at providing a pathway for Honours students to undertake a PhD and gain teaching skills to enhance their academic career prospects.

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News • 21 Apr 2021

University of Newcastle named the leading university partner for a better world

The University of Newcastle, Australia has been named #1 in the world for partnering for a more sustainable future in the 2021 Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Rankings.

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News • 19 Apr 2021

Flu tracking system captures COVID-19 impact

One of the largest crowd-sourced public health surveillance systems in the world, known for detecting the spread of influenza, has revealed the COVID-19 pandemic dramatically impacted the 2020 flu season.

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News • 2 Mar 2021

Students to strengthen Australia’s ties with Indo-Pacific through cultural immersion program

The University of Newcastle has been awarded $2.59m to provide students an opportunity to participate in innovative Indo-Pacific cultural experiences.

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News • 2 Feb 2021

Report: Australia’s first national park for koalas projected to generate $1.2 billion in economic output and 9,800+ jobs

A landmark study into Australia’s proposed first large national park dedicated to protecting koalas has projected additional regional economic output of $1.2 billion over the next 15 years and $1.7 billion in biodiversity value.

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News • 1 Feb 2021

Hunter Region Nominated as a Hydrogen Technology Cluster

The Hunter region has been chosen as the Hunter Hydrogen Technology Cluster in an announcement made today from National Energy Resources Australia (NERA).

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News • 15 Dec 2020

Indigenous collaboration wins inaugural heritage accolade

An Indigenous-led collaborative project in traditional Darug Country in western Sydney has won the inaugural Aboriginal Heritage category in the 2020 National Trust Heritage Awards.

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News • 2 Dec 2020

Major milestone for Honeysuckle campus as sustainable build “tops out”

The University of Newcastle’s first stage of its Honeysuckle City campus hit a major milestone today with the Stage 1A building ‘topping out’ and on track to be the first 6-star Green Star building for sustainable development in regional NSW.

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News • 30 Nov 2020

International recognition for University’s green initiatives

The University of Newcastle has been awarded three of the eight 2020 Australasian ‘Green Gown Awards’ in the categories of Climate Action, Benefiting Society and Student Engagement.

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News • 4 Nov 2020

University hosts the Turnbulls with a clean and clear vision

Taking the opportunity to showcase our capability as an innovator in next generation resources, the University of Newcastle was delighted to host the Hon. Malcolm Turnbull and Ms Lucy Turnbull at its Callaghan campus this week (Tuesday 3 November).

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News • 4 Nov 2020

Global recognition for Newcastle climate scientist

University of Newcastle climate scientist Dr Andrew Magee has become the first Asia Pacific representative to be named a finalist in the history of the Allianz Climate Risk Research Award. The global award supports scientific research that improves our understanding of climate change-related risks.

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