The University of Newcastle (UoN) is uniquely placed to collaborate with the defence industry, driving breakthroughs that will make positive contributions to both global security and modern life.
It has a breadth of research and teaching expertise and a location that is ideal for pursuing close collaborations with the Hunter region’s thriving and diverse defence sector.
Through these partnerships, technologies are developed that not only support defence-related industries and personnel, but also have widespread applications to improve many aspects of daily life. These include innovations in health, agriculture, transportation, manufacturing, cyber security, advanced automation and much more.
The University is training the next generation of scientists, engineers, innovators and leaders. By offering sector-leading degree programs in areas such as aerospace systems engineering, cyber security and renewable energy, it is preparinggraduates with the advanced skills they need to excel in priority industries driven or influenced by Defence.
The Hunter region is also a leader in STEM program implementation in schools, a strong focus of RDA (Regional Development Australia) Hunter.
RDA Hunter has been designing, creating and implementing STEM initiatives since 2010, designed to encourage higher participation in STEM subjects and activities and skill students for the jobs of the future.
RDA Hunter’s STEM programs focus on steering students towards future technologies such as 3D Design and Printing, Robotics, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles and Embedded Systems. The programs have reached more than 50,000 school students with innovative, hands-on and fun educational experiences and immersive industry activities that teach the skills young people will need in the future.