As the new government settles in, there has been heated speculation around major changes to the higher education system. Education minister Christopher Pyne’s comments to the media have raised questions across the sector about the Coalition’s vision for universities in Australia
The Hunter Innovation Scorecard, an RDA Hunter initiative launched today, measures the region’s innovation footprint and promotes its innovative capability in research and development, education and various industry sectors. Read University of Newcastle Chancellor Paul Jeans’ address to the launch on why the Hunter is Australia’s most innovative region.
10,000 hours, 30 researchers, 10 art sites, 5 disciplines, 1 city street and a FREE STREET PARTY this Friday from 5pm. Hear the story behind the University’s involvement in the contemporary art project that has Newcastle buzzing.
Congratulations to University of Newcastle’s Professor Nikolai Bogduk, on becoming a Member of the Order of Australia in recognition of 40 years of research and education into the science behind spinal, neck and back pain.
University of Newcastle research doctorate student, Namira Williams, has won the prestigious Australian College of Midwives 2013 NSW Midwife of the Year. Beginning her PhD thesis with UoN last August, Namira is focusing on improving care for women with an intellectual disability during and after pregnancy.
Up and coming artist Skye Jacobson, from Balcolyn, has been named the 2013 winner of the Jennie Thomas Travelling Art Scholarship, one of the most hotly contested scholarships at the University of Newcastle.
University of Newcastle researchers will provide expertise in planning and co-optimising electricity and gas networks for the Future Grid Cluster – a $13 million dollar research collaboration with CSIRO and three other leading universities.
Would you like to learn more about decentralised green infrastructure and how it can help build a more liveable city? The University of Newcastle’s Tom Farrell Institute for the Environment is hosting a forum on Friday 31 May, featuring Allan Jones MBE, the internationally renowned engineer helping Sydney move towards a more sustainable low carbon future.
The tale of Newcastle’s oldest street includes convict gangs and bearded ladies pouring beers and these stories, along with those of local filmmakers, will light up the walls of Watt Street when City Evolutions launches next month. The project is a landmark contemporary art project and features a series of light installations using cutting edge interactive technology developed by students at the University of Newcastle.
University of Newcastle researchers are lining up eleven of the world’s most innovative running shoe designs to compete in a world-first project testing safety and performance. Our researchers need the help of 2,000 Aussie runners to test a pair over 12 months.
The University of Newcastle Vice-Chancellor Professor Caroline McMillen opened the University’s inaugural Health Fair today to promote healthy lifestyles that enhance learning under the Healthy University strategy.
More than thirty health professionals showcased a range of health and well-being initiatives to promote a healthy University community.
Care to take a peek at the scrapbook of a Colonel? Watercolours by leading artists of the time, the role of the scrapbook and sketches of historical significance are all explored at a free public lecture.
How would you like technology to help you maintain a healthy weight management plan for your family? University of Newcastle researchers are inviting parents with children aged 4-18 years to get involved and have their say about what they want from a healthy lifestyle program designed specifically for families.