The University has and will continue to play a major role in the city’s transition from a ‘steel city’ to a global innovation hub.

University partners

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The University continues to build its global footprint with partnerships and opportunities that span the globe through research collaborations, teaching collaborations, credit arrangements, articulation arrangements, pathway agreements, and study abroad and exchange programs.

We acknowledge the need to develop appropriate strategies to engage and build sustainable international partnerships which deliver tangible outcomes in the areas of education, research and innovation.

Forging connections, going global, developing collaborations and building partnerships are considered to be fundamental building blocks towards a sustainable future for any Australian university.

Use the tool below to search our many international partnerships.

For a full explanation of our types of partnerships visit our glossary

Partner with us

The University has an outstanding record in forging new links with research institutes, universities and industry through collaborative joint ventures, student and academic exchanges, teaching and research collaborations, pathways and credit arrangements, and articulation programs.

The economy of Newcastle, one of Australia's earliest settlements, was founded on coal, steel, manufacturing and the role of Newcastle Harbour as a major port. During the past decade, this economic base has been recast with an increased focus on education, research and innovation. The city is emerging as a Univer-city and a global knowledge hub, positioned to drive world-class innovation to address the challenges and opportunities of our time.  Our partners  also benefit from gaining access to cutting-edge research and first-class facilities located in the beautiful coastal city of Newcastle, Australia's 8th largest city – a short drive to the Hunter Wine Region and under two hours' drive to Sydney.

Read more about how the University of Newcastle has played a key role in recasting the city of Newcastle into a knowledge hub and how we continue to be a global leader driving world-class innovation:

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Our successful collaborations with a number of institutions across the globe are long-term partnerships, based on mutual trust. We are continuously looking for collaborative partnership arrangements with 'first-rate' international institutions and scholarship bodies and we invite you to engage with us.

We truly value our partnerships. Our Confucius Institute is an outstanding example of how together we promoteand support important and innovative language, and cultural and research collaborations between Australia and China.  Working with our business, government, educational and community partners to develop Australia's knowledge and understanding of China, the Confucius Institute is focused on strengthening our educational and cultural exchange and cooperation with China and enhancing our institutional and research links to Asia.

Visit us

We regularly host a number of international delegations from partner and prospective partner institutions throughout the year. Our Partner and Visitor Relations Officer is able to assist you with planning your activities while you are here in Newcastle.

If you would like to arrange a visit please email the below details:

  • Suggested date(s)
  • Purpose of your visit
  • Name(s) and designation(s) of visitor(s)
  • Who you would like to meet at the University of Newcastle and the objectives
  • Details of how we might help you arrange accommodation, transfers etc.