Industry and community

Graduate Research invites partners from commercial, public sector, community and not-for-profit organisations to engage with the University of Newcastle.

Industry Sponsored Scholarships

Industry Sponsored Scholarships provide industry partners 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.

Industry partners are encouraged to download the flyer (PDF) for more information.

Supervisors and students interested in these scheme should contact, in the first instance.

Engagement Opportunities

Opportunities exist to engage with doctoral students via the University's research education and Doctoral Training Centres (DTCs), including the Food & Agribusiness DTC, and in the mining equipment, technology and services (METS) sector through the Advanced METS DTC - please see details below.

In addition, the University invites organisations to provide internships through the APR.Intern program - details on this initiative are also included below.

HDR candidates may register for advertised opportunities on the Current Students webpages.

Advanced METS Doctoral Training Centre

Advanced METS Doctoral Training Centre

The METS DTC facilitates closer links between academia and industry in the mining equipment, technology and services (METS) sector.

Partners have opportunities to engage with researchers and businesses to develop new technologies and innovations.

Food & Agribusiness Doctoral Training Centre

Food & Agribusiness Doctoral Training Centre

Researching solutions to the challenges and opportunities that will shape the food and agribusiness industry in the coming years.


Australian Postgraduate Research (APR) Intern is Australia’s only all sector—all discipline PhD and MPhil internship program, transforming Australian businesses through university research collaborations.

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.