Our research drives transformative innovation and impact. Here, you’ll find passionate researchers working at the cutting edge of their fields, committed to changing lives for the better and ensuring a thriving future for all.

Our Impact

Australia's Frontier Violence

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Concussion research proves game-changing

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Reducing methane emissions in mining

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Using the cold virus to kill cancer cells

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No. 1 ? university in Australia for industry collaboration
Top 9 ? in Australia for research income (HERDC), $108.5M in total
95% ? of our research is 'at' or 'above world standard'
450+ ? research and development partners

Funding success

We're proud to be a research-intensive university. Our world-class researchers continue to attract funding from national and international funding bodies as well as industry and community partnerships. Learn more about latest funding wins.

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We have a strong track record for driving discoveries across a host of research disciplines. By leveraging the unique history of our region – and our research and academic excellence – we want our university and our regions to be the ultimate test bed for innovation.

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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.