University of Newcastle PhD candidate, Accredited Practising Dietitian and qualified chef, Ms Roberta Asher

News • 14 Apr 2023

Unique partnership pushes for behavioural change by increasing nutrition knowledge

The University of Newcastle and Rijk Zwaan Australia’s free online Culinary Nutrition course is empowering people to improve their eating patterns by increasing understanding of the science behind healthy eating.

Two graduates throw their caps into the air at Ourimbah campus

News • 12 Apr 2023

Ourimbah graduates ready to make their mark

When Matthew Craig crosses the stage during the University of Newcastle’s Ourimbah graduation ceremony this week, he will do so knowing he is graduating ready to make a difference in the lives of young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people across the Central Coast.

School students meeting Central Coast Mariners players

News • 4 Apr 2023

Maths with Mariners: the event inspiring kids to kick their learning goals

Central Coast Mariners have teamed up with the University of Newcastle to kick off an event set to inspire Central Coast high school students to engage with mathematics.

acute myeloid leukaemia

News • 29 Mar 2023

Discovery key to reducing leukaemia treatment resistance

In a world first, Newcastle researchers have discovered the mechanisms acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) cells use to produce ‘free radicals’ – the byproduct of a cell process that aggressively fuels the growth of cancer cells and limits the effectiveness of current treatments.

University of Newcastle Pro Vice-Chancellor Professor John Fischetti, University of Newcastle alumni Samson Usman, Newcastle Lord Mayor Nuatali Nelmes and University of Newcastle Vice-Chancellor Professor Alex Zelinsky

News • 27 Mar 2023

New initiative set to boost Newcastle's global reputation as a preferred destination to study

More than 1,200 newly arrived international students and their families were officially welcomed to the city by the Lord Mayor today and equipped with resources, services and programs to orientate them with everything Newcastle has to offer.

A compilation of photos of women in STEM

News • 22 Mar 2023

The University of Newcastle becomes first Australian University to achieve two Cygnet Awards

The University of Newcastle has become the first University in Australia to be awarded two Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) Cygnet Awards, recognising its work to support academic and professional women.

A head and shoulders image of Chancellor Mr Paul Jeans

News • 20 Mar 2023

Chancellor Jeans to retire after decade of high distinction

The University of Newcastle Chancellor, Mr Paul Jeans, has announced he will retire at the end of the year, following more than ten years in the prestigious post.

News • 16 Mar 2023

Groundbreaking new research and a scientific career sparked by a High School teacher

New research by 'ARC Centre of Excellence-Minerals' researcher Josh Starrett maps a path to more-sustainable minerals processing by evidencing energy savings and waste reductions made possible by using Australian technology the REFLUX™ Classifier (RC).

Medical Research Future Fund grants

News • 15 Mar 2023

Personalised care at the heart of significant funding boost

More than $17.6 million has been awarded to Newcastle researchers working to better support patients and their carers in the latest Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) round administered by the Australian Government.

Associate Professor Matt Dun

News • 12 Mar 2023

Associate Professor Matt Dun named Lake Mac Ambassador for 2023

University of Newcastle cancer researcher, Associate Professor Matt Dun, has been selected as Lake Macquarie’s Ambassador of the Year for 2023.

A group of women in a Zoom meeting each holding up an A4 piece of paper with a personal motto written on it

News • 8 Mar 2023

The University of Newcastle first NSW university to achieve Cygnet Award

The University of Newcastle is the first NSW university to be awarded a Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) Cygnet Award, recognising its work to boost career development support for academic and professional women.

Three women walk towards the camera laughing

News • 8 Mar 2023

Celebrating women ‘Cracking the Code’ this International Women’s Day

This year, on International Women’s Day, we are celebrating 11 female staff, students, and alumni who are ‘Cracking the Code’ and paving a way towards gender equality.


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.