Two people walking on the beach

News • 7 Dec 2021

NUmates wins Excellence in Student Engagement award

The University's NUmates program has been recognised for fostering an amazing student experience, taking out the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) Award for Excellence in Student Engagement.

Dad holding a baby

News • 3 Dec 2021

New understanding of sperm offers chance to lift male fertility rates

Research at the University of Newcastle has uncovered previously misunderstood effects that sperm RNA has on an embryo – a development that has the potential to change male fertility treatment and fundamentally shift our understanding of the human reproduction process.

The founders of AMRF event

News • 30 Nov 2021

Australian research collaboration to deliver a step change for industry at the coming Western Sydney airport

The NUW Alliance – a grouping of four leading Australian universities, alongside partner, the University of Technology Sydney – will today launch its vision for a research collaboration to be centred on the Western Sydney Aerotropolis at the Advanced Manufacturing Research Facility.

NUspace lit up orange

News • 25 Nov 2021

NUspace and Civic Park light up orange to start 16 Days of Activism to End Violence Against Women

The University of Newcastle’s NUspace building and Civic Park will light up in orange this Thursday to mark the start of the 16 Days of Activism to End Violence Against Women.

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.

Two pairs of hands over a set of papers

News • 19 Nov 2021

Tax clinic established at Newcastle Business School to assist the disadvantaged and vulnerable

Disadvantaged and vulnerable members of the Hunter community will have access to free tax advice and assistance following the announcement by Assistant Treasurer the Hon. Michael Sukkar of the expansion of the National Tax Clinic program. The Newcastle Business School in partnership with the Newcastle Law School at the University of Newcastle has been awarded $300,000 under the program.

2021 Employability Excellence Awards

News • 18 Nov 2021

Power of partnerships celebrated in 2021 Employability Excellence Awards

Entrepreneurialism, excellence and the power of partnerships are being celebrated as part of the University of Newcastle’s 2021 Employability Excellence Awards.

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 • 16 Nov 2021

University of Newcastle’s Vice-Chancellor agrees to another five years

The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Newcastle, Professor Alex Zelinsky AO, is to lead the institution for another five years, after agreeing to renew his contract until 2026.

Soft coral (photo by Dave Harasti)

News • 16 Nov 2021

Threatened coral puts entire coastal ecosystems at risk

Huge declines of soft coral habitats off the NSW coast are a major cause for concern, putting entire food webs at risk, according to a study led by researchers at the University of Newcastle.

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.

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