University continues to expand in the very heart of Newcastle
The university continues its development into the city centre, complete with the revelation of the design for the Honeysuckle City Campus Development’s first building. A sleek, transparent, and sophisticated building along with smart glazing, this building is designed to build a 'stage within the city'. The campus will house new facilities as well as an Innovation Hub for the university's School of Creative Industries.
The building which costs AUD 25 million will offer students a number of flexible spaces which are capable of responding to the dynamic needs of the users. These spaces will include state-of-the-art studios for teaching and learning, event and exhibition facilities, co-working and networking spaces, as well as places for informal collaboration. The construction will begin soon and the works are expected to be completed in late 2020.
Prestigious Australian-American Fulbright Scholarships awarded to university’s researchers
Three researchers at the University of Newcastle were awarded the prestigious Australian-American Fulbright Scholarships, in recognition of their potential to create a global impact in their respective fields.
The scholars, Professor Scott Donne, Dr. Julie McIntyre, as well as Professor Philip Dwyer, will spend as many as six months in the United States, collaborating with academic colleagues, sharing their knowledge, and also engaging broader communities in the USA through seminars, workshops, and public lectures.
The Fulbright Program is the leading programme in foreign exchange scholarship in the USA, aimed at enhancing the exchange of ideas, binational research collaboration, and cultural understanding.
Professor Scott Donne, who is an Electrochemist in the School of Environmental and Life Sciences, and Professor Philip Dwyer, the founding Director of the Centre for the History of Violence at the university, have each been awarded the Fulbright Senior Scholarship.