The University of Newcastle Foundation
The University Foundation is the platform for philanthropic support for the University. The generosity of our alumni, community members, business organisations and industry leaders has established student scholarships, supported early career researchers, set up professorial positions and enriched the social and cultural lives of our communities.
Every gift makes a difference and the University of Newcastle thanks all our supporters for their contributions.
There are seven ways of philanthropic giving to support the University:
- scholarships and prizes recognising academic, artistic or athletic excellence as well as supporting disadvantaged students
- contributing to current research or initiating research projects in areas of special interest
- bequests to support teaching and research
- sponsoring professorial positions for academics of national and international reputation
- donations to an endowment fund to support exciting emerging opportunities
- in-kind donations supporting the cultural life of the University and the community
- partnering with the University on special projects.
Recent philanthropic activity includes:
- a generous bequest to music and voice scholarships from the Estate of Norman Bushman
- engineering and science scholarships for 30 students donated by Xstrata Coal NSW
- support for establishing Indigenous education scholarships from a bequest from the Estate of Dr Beryl Collier
- continued funding for a Chair in Geoscience by Doyles Creek Mining and Industry and Investment NSW
- funding for research into diabetes from the Estate of Neville Eric Sansom
- support for scholarships for Geology students from Doyles Creek Mining
- a donation to student scholarships from Coal and Allied
- continued funding for the Morpeth Chair in Theology and the establishment of a theology lecturer position by the Anglican Diocese of Newcastle.
For more information, visit the University Foundation pages.