China’s National Energy Administration (NEA) has just released some remarkable data on the addition of new electric generating capacity in 2013. China’s electric power system has been growing at a tremendous rate to keep up with the country’s breakneck expansion of its manufacturing industry over the past decade.
An internationally-recognised University of Newcastle weight loss program tailored specifically for men has produced a benefit that is likely to be a powerful motivator to shed the excess kilos – improved erectile function.
Can an increase in fruit and vegetable intake improve your skin colour and appearance? A University of Newcastle research group is searching for the answer with the hope it could be a powerful motivator to encourage people to eat more healthy.
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
Not content with saving lives, doctors are now credited with (accused of?) bringing the dead back to life. But how true are the stories we hear about people “coming back” from being dead and how does it work?
More than 1,400 budding scientists and engineers from 40 local schools competed at the Ausgrid Newcastle Science and Engineering Challenge from July 22-26 at The University of Newcastle Forum Sports and Aquatic Centre in Callaghan.
A mobile antibiotic device co-invented by a University of Newcastle researcher is set to revolutionise patient home healthcare and free up hospital beds, thanks to a Medical Device Fund (MDF) grant worth $215,000 from the NSW Government.
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.
FIVE Bachelor of Communication students from the University of Newcastle have been selected for an international media internship to film a documentary in France from July 19-29 on the ‘Festival Les Cultures du Monde’.
Working alongside media production lecturer Dr Vikrant Kishore, the students will travel to Gannat, a small village five hours from Paris, to capture the Festival of World Cultures.
Opinion article published in the Newcastle Herald by Professor John Wiggers, Dr Luke Wolfenden and Melanie Kingsland, of the School of Medicine and Public Health at the University of Newcastle.
IN Australia, one in four people are members of, or participate in, community sport. Community sports clubs make an important contribution to our way of life, providing an opportunity for physical activity, recreation, social interaction, volunteering, and social cohesion for young and old alike.
University of Newcastle professors will join other distinguished international speakers addressing more than 200 students at the 2013 Australian and New Zealand Student Architecture Congress – Nexus in Newcastle this week.
The Congress is the largest student gathering in the architectural calendar. This year’s three-day event from July 3-6 has been coordinated by Creative Directors Rianda Barnes, Thomas Marshall and Joe Larkings, graduate and final year students of the Masters of Architecture at the University of Newcastle.
HOPE, a beautifully-illustrated a children’s book, produced by the University of Newcastle’s AIM High program, is encouraging children across the Hunter to aspire to a career.
Written by AIM High team member Matt Lumb and illustrated by Kiara Mucci, HOPE borrows from the field of positive psychology to explore the ways in which individuals aspire by identifying and then navigating pathways through often difficult circumstances towards goals that have meaning and purpose.
Both mathematics and films allow us to explore possibility-space: the world of what might be. The power of the human imagination, supported by the insights provided by mathematics and computer simulation, allows us to plan and prepare for the future, including major threats – threats that include zombies…
13 unis make the top 100 under 50 by Julie Hare – The Australian
World’s top 100 universities under 50: ranked by Times Higher Education – The Guardian
Aussie universities are the real achievers by Bruce McDougall – The Daily Telegraph
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.
An astronaut training centre, an inner-city spa and a post-industrial development designed by three students from the University of Newcastle’s School of Architecture and Design have won medals at the prestigious Australian Institute of Architects’ 2013 NSW Graduate and Student Awards.
See how the Gillard gender equity debate all began when leading Australian journalist and author, Dr Anne Summers AO, delivered the University of Newcastle’s 2012 Human Rights and Social Justice Lecture on misogyny in the workplace – now known as “the Newcastle speech”.
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.