Built on the principles of equity, excellence and engagement, the University of Newcastle has a reputation as a world-class institution.

Our University

Where knowledge is created and shared

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Built on the principles of equity, excellence and engagement, the University of Newcastle has a reputation as a world-class institution making an impact within its own region, throughout Australia and across the globe.

Our research is world-class and diverse. Our degree programs are internationally recognised and our partnerships and collaborations drive innovation. Our alumni are leaders and our students are preparing to make a difference in the world.

We are ranked in the top three per cent of universities world-wide and we have not yet turned 50.


UoN – a pathway to success

At UoN we believe everybody with ability and determination should have access to a great education and the best career opportunities. We work hard to deliver on our promise of access, participation and success in education. Each year, some 3,000 students enrol in our enabling courses which provide a pathway to a great education and support to thrive in their chosen field of study.

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Since the 1970s we have made an unparallelled contribution to Indigenous education in Australia and we are honoured to be associated with some of the most prolific and insightful Indigenous students, academics and researchers in the country. With nearly half the Indigenous medical practitioners in Australian having graduated from UoN, we know we are making a difference in many lives and communities, now and in the future.


Meeting the education challenge

Our University has long been known as a champion of innovative approaches to education. We strive for a dynamic teaching culture that delivers world-class educational outcomes.

As competition for the best and brightest students increases, our long history of offering innovative, problem-based learning across our programs means we are poised to meet the education challenge.


Investing in research and innovation

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We are a research intensive university and proud of the great things we have achieved in collaboration with our partners in industry, business, government and the community - here and around the world. Our sights are set firmly on the future, as we work hard to build our research capacity and maintain our position as a competitive destination for the world's best researchers and global innovation leaders.