About The Institution

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. We are ranked in the Top 300 Universities in the World by Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2018.


Our world-class research and strong national and international partnerships drive 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.


The University of Newcastle provides state-of-the-art teaching, learning and research facilities, including the $95 million New Space facility, which opened to students in 2017. All our facilities offer innovative approaches to education at all of our locations – Newcastle (Callaghan), Newcastle CBD, Central Coast, Sydney, Port Macquarie and Singapore. With over 40,000 students, the University’s learning community is vibrant and dynamic, offering students and researchers a world-class academic experience and a diverse professional, cultural and social learning environment.

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  • Location: University Drive, Callaghan, New South Wales, NSW 2308, Australia
  • World Ranking: 10

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