The University of Newcastle, Australia

Industry and community

Do you know how to engage with UON’s brightest minds to advance your organisation?

The University of Newcastle offers a number of industry engagement opportunities that allow your organisation access to UON's brightest minds. The University is keen to partner with external organisations to establish scholarships for Higher Degree by Research (HDR) students. Please explore our options below.

University of Newcastle - Industry Training and Engagement (UNITE) Program

UNITE supports research engagement between the University of Newcastle and Industry.  The program involves research students working on a short term project with an industry, business, government or community partner.

We are piloting the UNITE program this year and are seeking organisations to host a team of 1 to 4 senior research students for one or two months.  Research students who have recently submitted their thesis for examination will be selected based on relevant skill sets to work with you and a mentor from your workplace on authentic workplace projects that you have provided.

UON Business and Industry Scholarships

UON Business and Industry Scholarships provides industry with an opportunity to engage with research students studying at the University of Newcastle. This collaborative relationship across sectors enables our future leaders to transform innovative research into workplace practice, deepening the partnership between the University and the private sector.

The University works collaboratively with industry, business and government to research and develop innovative solutions to real-world problems.  In conjunction with industry partners, University of Newcastle researchers have made remarkable contributions to the knowledge and understanding of issues of global significance across multiple areas. This is your opportunity to get involved.

The Dean of Graduate Research will determine the award of these scholarships with priority given to applications where an eligible research student has been pre-identified.


For more information, please contact the Dean of Graduate Research, Professor Lucy Johnston.


Telephone: 02 4985 4975