Now, more than ever, the world needs new. New thinking and new ideas will deliver the new approaches required to address the world's great challenges. At the University of Newcastle, Australia, we empower our students and researchers to bring new to the world.
Established as an independent university in 1965, the University of Newcastle is defined by our commitment to equity, performance in innovation and our global impact.
Our world-class research and strong national and international partnerships drives the kind of innovation and discovery that challenges conventional thinking. Our research breaks new ground and changes lives.
The significance of our research is reflected in the Australian Government's Excellence in Research Australia assessment, which awarded the University the highest possible '5' rating across 22 research fields, placing us in the top eight Australian universities for research quality well above world standard.
Our flagship research institutes, the Newcastle Institute for Energy and Resources (NIER) and the Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI) enable the University of Newcastle to focus on cross-disciplinary research that will deliver real-world impact.
At the University of Newcastle, we build degrees that promote global learning opportunities, facilitate specialised work placements and encourage entrepreneurial approaches to study.
We aim to shape graduates who are more than degree-qualified: our Work Integrated Learning programs have forged strong partnerships with leading locals and global organisations to provide our students with challenging and inspiring opportunities to acquire practical workplace skills.
Students can choose to participate in our Innovation, Start-ups and Entrepreneurship course, or bring big ideas into reality with our Innovation Hubs or Student Enterprise Club.
Our teaching and research staff provide inspirational leadership along the way. They are distinguished by their willingness to alter the status quo, take on new challenges and embrace a dynamic and collaborative way of teaching and learning.