Emeritus Professor John Maynard

News • 15 Mar 2021

Indigenous research trailblazer honoured with lecture series

Esteemed historian and Indigenous research trailblazer, University of Newcastle Emeritus Professor John Maynard has been honoured with a new lecture series in his name.

Yarning Circle

News • 8 Mar 2021

Yarning Circle to bring communities together

A Yarning Circle, established to provide a significant and accessible meeting space for local Aboriginal communities and the Central Coast community, has officially opened at the University of Newcastle’s Ourimbah campus.

Students in a University of Newcastle building

News • 5 Mar 2021

Upward trajectory continues for University of Newcastle

The University of Newcastle has improved its rankings in the latest QS World University Rankings by Subject (2021).

student pictured with her mentor sitting in the grand stand

News • 5 Mar 2021

Scholarship win for surf life saving champion

One of Australia’s shooting stars of surf life saving, Jemma Smith, has been awarded the inaugural Newcastle Knights Minerva Scholarship.

Healthy lunchbox widget

Featured story • 3 Mar 2021

Modest, sustainable changes proven key to beating childhood obesity

An international study of weight management interventions for children above a healthy weight range or living with obesity has identified personalised, nutrition-led guidance is an effective strategy to achieve long term dietary changes.

Student with high density apartment buildings in Hong Kong

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.

elderly woman

News • 1 Mar 2021

Call for aged care focus on domestic violence

Australian researchers have called for additional services for survivors of intimate partner violence – warning those who have these experiences are more vulnerable to elder abuse.

Researchers launching a drone with LiDAR remote sensing equipment

News • 26 Feb 2021

Drones to predict where water pipes are at risk of bursting

With leaking and burst water pipes costing water authorities and consumers time and money, as well as wasting a precious resource, researchers at the University of Newcastle are developing drone technology to help predict which areas, and even which specific pipes, are at risk of water loss through corrosion.

Chief Justice Tom Bathurst and Taylah Gray

News • 24 Feb 2021

Chief Justice recognises Newcastle's newest lawyers among best in the country

“Great lawyers are known to come out of Newcastle, and I am confident that today is no exception.”

eClipse digital tool

News • 22 Feb 2021

Digital tool to dial back COVID-19 anxiety, depression and alcohol use

With more than a third of Australians now drinking alcohol daily, compared to 6 per cent pre-COVID-19, researchers are developing a digital tool to help communities manage the ongoing impacts of COVID-19.

researcher with apple trees

News • 18 Feb 2021

Scientists unlock potential to yield “diet” fruit

A new study has demystified sugar distribution in plants, paving the way to create low sugar or ‘diet’ fruits.

Students arriving at University for the first time

News • 15 Feb 2021

Back to Uni for Newcastle students and it’s ‘COVID new normal’

As part of Orientation or ‘O’ Week celebrations, the University of Newcastle will welcome new students to its campuses via a series of welcome addresses, campus tours, demonstrations and social gatherings, commencing today.

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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.