Local innovation. Global impact.
Our researchers drive discoveries that challenge conventional thinking, break new ground and change lives.
Research that matters
Our researchers embrace the opportunity to delve into the world's most perplexing and confronting challenges, resulting in research that makes a difference in our regions and around the globe.
Our research strengths
Innovation and partnerships
Strong partnerships – both new and established – are central to the research we do. With these partnerships, we can make an impact on local and global fronts.
Knowledge Exchange and Enterprise
KEE is the front door for industry to connect with The University’s world-class research and technologies.
TUNRA is a vehicle to build and promote applied research opportunities for the University and industry.
Integrated Innovation Network (I2N)
The I2N fuels the success of innovators and entrepreneurs by connecting them to community, customers, coaching and capital.
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Discovery and impact
Using the cold virus to kill cancer cells
University of Newcastle Professor Darren Shafren’s research into the common cold virus has led to a major cancer treatment breakthrough and one of the largest biotech acquisitions in Australian history.
Saving Australia's frogs
A team of top-notch biologists from the University of Newcastle have racked up several world-first discoveries that will not only preserve the genetic diversity of frogs, but could also support the conservation of other species.
Driving innovation in the minerals sector
Traditional processes of recovering particles of high metallurgical value are becoming unsustainable as our population grows. Laureate Professor Kevin Galvin is changing this through a long line of innovations and collaborations.
What our researchers are talking about
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.