The University of Newcastle, Australia

Research facilities

Our researchers and students can access a wide range of technologies and purpose-built research facilities that help drive new discoveries and innovations.

Newcastle Institute for Energy and Resources

Newcastle Institute for Energy and Resources

As one of our flagship research institutes, the Newcastle Institute for Energy and Resources (NIER) includes extensive mineral, chemical and related technical laboratories.

It also features industrial-scale pilot plant workshops, large-scale demonstration units and modern office accommodation for over 300 staff, students and industry partners.

Hunter Medical Research Institute

Hunter Medical Research Institute

The Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI) is a partnership between the University of Newcastle, Hunter New England Local Health District and the community.

It helps researchers translate scientific advances into better clinical care, competitive commercial products and improved healthcare guidelines.

HMRI offers open-plan laboratory and office space along with a Clinical Trials Centre for seamless interaction with patients and study participants.

Central Analytical Facilities

Central Analytical Facilities

Our Central Analytical Facilities give researchers and students access to a range of multi-disciplinary scientific equipment and services – from flow cytometry to analytical and biological mass spectrometry, electron microscopy, X-ray services, and more.

All equipment is supported by expert staff and is centrally maintained.

Coming soon

As a research-intensive university, we are investing in critical infrastructure that enhances the capabilities and potential impact of our teams and the work of our partners.


BioResearch Building

BioResearch Building

We’re investing in a new research facility designed to ensure we continue making discoveries that improve the way disease is diagnosed and treated.

Due to be operational in 2021, this important piece of research infrastructure will give biomedical and biological researchers access to modern, fit-for-purpose facilities that help us keep pace with emerging technologies, methodologies and fields of research.

Central Coast Research Institute and Clinical School

Central Coast Research Institute and Clinical School

Located at Gosford Hospital, the new $76 million Central Coast Research Institute and Clinical School will house state-of-the-art learning areas and laboratories that will be home to the future of healthcare.

Developed in partnership with the Central Coast Local Health District, the Institute and Clinical School are expected to open in early 2021, with students to be welcomed from Semester 2.

Honeysuckle Development

Honeysuckle Development

Through the Honeysuckle City Campus Development, the University will establish and nurture an innovation ecosystem in the Hunter region.

The precinct will provide dedicated space for students, academics, researchers and entrepreneurs to work alongside industry and community partners, business advisors and investors.

The University has strict health and safety requirements and guidelines to ensure that teachers, researchers and students are protected when in our laboratories.

We also provide researchers with expert support in audits, inspections, and risk assessments.