Collaboration delivering transformation

The Hunter Research Foundation Centre is the result of a partnership between the long-standing Hunter Research Foundation and Newcastle’s world-class university.

The Centre works with industry and communities, and helps them make informed decisions about their future and where they fit in a changing world. Researchers through the Centre collaborate with enterprises large and small, locally and internationally, contributing to the global debate on how to ensure success for communities, in the Hunter and in similar regions across the globe, that are undergoing profound change.

The University of Newcastle is in the world’s top 250 universities, and a global leader in research. Working from a well-established base, the Centre provides the Hunter region with an economic hub, partnering with the community and industry through research and analysis across key sectors: health, education, engineering and infrastructure, environmental management, and energy and resources.

Attracting hundreds of key business people and decision-makers, the HRF Centre Economic Breakfast Series is the region’s main event for business intelligence and networking. Dynamic speakers will deliver the latest national and international economic insights at the six breakfasts in 2017.

The Hunter Region Economic Indicators capture the nation’s economic trends and the Hunter region’s performance across key areas including: labour, unemployment, house prices, housing and business performance. The Indicators are based on data collected from thousands of households and businesses through the quarterly Hunter Pulse surveys.

Building on a strong 60-year legacy, the HRF Centre is establishing a global reputation for rigorous, independent research and analysis, which builds economic and social strength in cities and regions. A range of sponsorship opportunities are available for partners to get involved.