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.
Mark Hughes Foundation Centre for Brain Cancer Research
Mark Hughes Foundation Centre for Brain Cancer Research is committed to finding a cure and improving the lives of those affected by brain cancer.
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.
Newcastle Institute for Energy and Resources (NIER)
As one of the University’s flagship research institutes, NIER’s research teams and industry partners drive innovative outcomes and solutions for our regions.
Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI)
HMRI brings together more than 1500 researchers, students and support staff from Hunter New England Health and the University of Newcastle, inspiring new discoveries to deliver a healthier future.
Institute for Regional Futures (IRF)
The Institute for Regional Futures recognises the significant social, cultural, spatial and economic contribution of regional Australia to the nation and is invested in realising its vast potential.
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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Media outlets can connect with our world-leading researchers for their expertise, opinions and insights.
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Discovery and impact
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.
Moving in the right direction
Australian children are some of the least active in the world. University of Newcastle researchers are addressing this head on with a range of innovative school-based programs that are getting our kids moving.
Extending the odds for racehorses
Faced with breeding issues that threatened the sustainability of Australian horse racing, the multi-billion industry turned to University of Newcastle’s world-leading reproduction researchers for answers.
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.