A radar image of an east coast low

news • 10 dec 2020

the invisible hitchhikers alerting scientists to changes in the east australian ocean

for the first time, tiny marine organisms – known as microbes – have been recorded riding the iconic east australian current (eac) from the great barrier reef right down to tasmania, alerting researchers to significant oceanic changes impacting the marine food chain.

Shuang Zhang

news • 9 dec 2020

shuang zhang named elicos nsw international student of the year

university of newcastle postgraduate student shuang zhang is the 2020 elicos nsw international student of the year.

research data

news • 9 dec 2020

new partnership supports region’s medical research capability

the region’s health and medical researchers and community will benefit from a new partnership between port waratah coal services (port waratah), hunter medical research institute (hmri) and hunter new england local health district.

image of the STEM Superstars

news • 7 dec 2020

meet our stem superstars

two stellar female role models, an electrochemist and engineer, dr jessica allen, and coastal scientist, dr hannah power, have been announced as australia’s newest ‘superstars of stem’.


news • 7 dec 2020

university of newcastle places best graduate outcomes at the centre of its new degree structures

the university of newcastle has today announced the outcome of its comprehensive review of course structures.

Honeysuckle team wearing high-vis

news • 2 dec 2020

major milestone for honeysuckle campus as sustainable build “tops out”

the university of newcastle’s first stage of its honeysuckle city campus hit a major milestone today with the stage 1a building ‘topping out’ and on track to be the first 6-star green star building for sustainable development in regional nsw.

soft manta ray

news • 1 dec 2020

online showcase: engineering and computing students debut innovative projects

from a soft robot manta ray designed to explore the great barrier reef without harming coral; to a prosthetic arm controlled by the mind; and a contender for the world’s fastest boat – the art of problem solving 2020 exhibition showcases an impressive spread of engineering and computing projects from the university of newcastle.

Heath Johns, Managing director BMG Australia and New Zealand

news • 1 dec 2020

bmg and university of newcastle to launch australian-first indigenous scholarship program to inspire a new generation of music executives

global music company bmg has expanded on its successful partnership with the university of newcastle’s school of creative industries in the faculty of education and arts to launch its first round of indigenous scholarships, creating more pathways to employment for the next generation of students.

Out(fit) Team, Winners in the Green Gown Awards Student engagementShellie Smith, d’Arcy Newberry-Dupre, Miranda Cunningham

news • 30 nov 2020

international recognition for university’s green initiatives

the university of newcastle has been awarded three of the eight 2020 australasian ‘green gown awards’ in the categories of climate action, benefiting society and student engagement.

students testing project

news • 26 nov 2020

university of newcastle and artc on track to boost stem participation in regional communities

more than 7500 high school students in regional areas are set to benefit from a unique stem partnership announced today between the inland rail skills academy and the university of newcastle.

Professor Frances Kay-Lambkin

news • 25 nov 2020

family and friends online support program expands to cover all addictions

an online intervention and e-health program to help families and friends supporting loved ones who use crystal methamphetamine (‘ice’) has expanded to cover any type of substance addiction, including alcohol.

news • 24 nov 2020

alliance of four universities to deliver game changer in education

the university of newcastle, unsw sydney and the university of wollongong – acting together as the ‘nuw alliance’ – last night announced western sydney university would be joining the alliance as a joint venture partner to together lead a new approach to collaborative education and research.