The University of Newcastle, Australia

News • 22 Aug 2019

Outdoor gym study aiming to give the masses more strength

In partnership with Lake Macquarie City Council and Newcastle City Council, University of Newcastle researchers are recruiting for a new, nationally-funded trial that blends smartphone technology with park-based fitness facilities to encourage community exercise in the great outdoors.

News • 21 Aug 2019

Age isn’t an issue – you can retrain the brain

Multi-tasking has traditionally been considered the domain of the young and frantic. But a new, large-scale study by researchers from Australia and California has shown that older people can keep pace with those in their twenties – it’s simply a matter of practice.

Three Minute Thesis contestant

News • 20 Aug 2019

The next wave of research stars in the limelight

With thousands of hours of research condensed into just three minutes, 15 bright and determined postgraduate students will take the stage at The Conservatorium on Friday (23 August) to compete in the Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition.

Research Associate Dr Cagri Emer and Laureate Professor Graeme Jameson AO

News • 15 Aug 2019

Laureate Professor receives global gong for outstanding research

A novel flotation device developed by the University of Newcastle’s Laureate Professor Graeme Jameson AO has taken out this year’s CEEC Medal for Technical Research.

News • 13 Aug 2019

Prevention of heart attacks and stroke a step closer

Almost $15 million has been awarded to 10 senior scientists and 10 clinician scientists across the state to continue their work into Australia’s number one killer, heart disease.

Acinetobacter baumannii, which uses a protein called Acel to resist hospital-grade antiseptic chlorhexidine. Credit: CDC

News • 13 Aug 2019

Antiseptic resistance in bacteria could lead to next-gen plastics

Australian-UK researchers identify ancient protein pumps that make bacteria tough to treat – but could be key to new green polymers

News • 9 Aug 2019

Marine heatwaves a bigger threat to coral reefs than previously thought, scientists find

Marine heatwaves are a much bigger threat to coral reefs than previously thought, research revealing a previously unrecognised impact of climate change on coral reefs has shown.

News • 5 Aug 2019

Weight-loss trial to recharge men’s mental and physical health

The internationally renowned SHED-IT (Self-Help, Exercise and Diet using Information Technology) research program from the University of Newcastle has been redeveloped with a renewed focus on helping men lift their mood, not just lose weight.

News • 31 Jul 2019

Central Coast celebrates 30 years of the ‘community campus’

Staff, students and alumni from the University of Newcastle’s Ourimbah campus will come together on Wednesday 31 July to celebrate the 30th anniversary of providing transformative education on the Central Coast campus.

News • 29 Jul 2019

Funding boost for new approach to reduce gynaecological cancers

Researchers from the University of Newcastle and Hunter Medical Research Institute are determined to shift the way society views contraceptive pills and reproductive health in an effort to reduce gynaecological cancers.

STEMM building artist impression

News • 24 Jul 2019

University unveils plans for $200 million STEMM investment

The University of Newcastle today unveiled plans for a flagship facility at its Callaghan campus, heralded as its largest infrastructure spend to date. The $200 million investment by the University, which incorporates the main building and surrounding precinct works, will redefine the way its staff and students collaborate.

Ruvimbo Vusango

News • 23 Jul 2019

International students welcomed at the University of Newcastle

Accepting an offer to study at the University of Newcastle was an easy decision for international student Ruvimbo Vusango, who made the trip from Zimbabwe four years ago.