The University of Newcastle, Australia
Vice Chancellor

News • 25 Sep 2019

Vice-Chancellor inducted to prestigious Bragg Membership

Receiving the highest category of membership awarded by The Royal Institution of Australia, the University of Newcastle’s Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Alex Zelinsky AO, will be inducted as an Honorary Bragg member today.

Professor Ajayan Vinu

News • 20 Sep 2019

Newcastle nanotechnologist awarded prestigious international lecture

Leading the charge in translating basic materials research into real-world products, Professor Ajayan Vinu has been awarded the highly coveted C.N. Rao Distinguished Lecture on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology at the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT) Bombay – the highest ranked university in India*.

University of Newcastle

News • 20 Sep 2019

Communities shape but don’t determine student aspirations

Communities exert a powerful influence on young people’s aspirations for university education, according to new research led by the University of Newcastle, Australia.

News • 11 Sep 2019

Game-changer lets students decide how they want to learn

In a world-first for higher education, the University of Newcastle will place students at the centre of their own learning by adopting the Big Picture Education design, which is implemented in some of the most innovative high schools across the globe.

Killing times

News • 6 Sep 2019

Massacre map and Guardian Australia partnership project wins NSW Premier's History Award

The Killing Times awarded for its contribution to history and public debate.

Dr Ruth Lopert

News • 5 Sep 2019

2019 Alumni Award Recipients Announced

Public health physician Ruth Lopert has received the University of Newcastle’s 2019 Alumni Medal for professional excellence and her dedication to global health and pharmaceutical policy.

Jeff Dobinson, with his nephew Simon Anicich, and brother-in-law, Richard Anicich.

News • 5 Sep 2019

University’s fundraising trek unites staff, alumni and community in support of Indigenous health

Trekking 100 kilometres across the arid Australian outback in five days is a challenge, but one that 25 brave individuals are eager to tackle in the name of Indigenous education and health research.

Artist's impression of the building

News • 4 Sep 2019

Strong partnerships and a shared vision for the future of integrated healthcare is set to improve the wellbeing of our Central Coast community

The future of healthcare delivery on the Central Coast is taking shape, with work starting today on a new education and research facility located at Gosford Hospital.

Laureate Professor Paul Foster

News • 3 Sep 2019

Fellowship awarded to respiratory leader

Laureate Professor Paul Foster has been awarded the title of Fellow of the American Thoracic Society, (ATSF) for his commitment to respiratory health research.

Professor John Maynard

News • 3 Sep 2019

Professor John Maynard to deliver Annual History Week Lecture

Professor John Maynard of Indigenous Education and Research has been selected to deliver the prestigious Annual History Lecture – an event produced by the History Council of New South Wales as part of this year’s History Week.

Grand Challenge winners

News • 3 Sep 2019

$50,000 funding awarded to innovative Grand Challenge solutions

From eucalyptus oil diffusers, to aromatic plants seeds dispensed through a gumball machine, and a Mozzie Map to quantify human/mosquito interactions, the innovative ideas proposed in the University of Newcastle’s Grand Challenge offer promising solutions to manage the global problem of mosquitoes.

News • 30 Aug 2019

$10 million funding boost for local health researchers

More than $10 million has been awarded to further world-class, solution-based research at the University of Newcastle, Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI), and Hunter New England Health in the latest round of National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) funding.

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