University of Newcastle

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Callaghan, Australia
201–250th in World University Rankings 2024
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Basic information and contact details for the University of Newcastle


Guided by our values of equity, excellence, sustainability and engagement, the University of Newcastle Australia has built a strong reputation as a world-leading university making an impact within our own regions, in Australia and across the globe. We’re proud to be ranked in the top 30 universities in the world by Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Rankings. 

Across our campuses in Newcastle, the Central Coast, Sydney and Singapore, the University of Newcastle enrols more than 37,000 students from 106 countries, with a focus on equity and developing our next generation of socially oriented leaders, entrepreneurs and innovators.

We are fully committed to supporting and providing a safe space for our Indigenous students and communities. Since the 1970s, we have made an unparalleled contribution to Indigenous higher education in Australia. This vital work continues today with our Wollotuka Institute and our Indigenous Health Unit. We’re proud to be the top university in Australia for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student Enrolments, and we continue to provide even more pathways to university for Indigenous students. Last year we celebrated 40 years of our Wollotuka Institute, and this year marks our 50th anniversary of creating pathways to higher education for students from disadvantaged backgrounds. 

Our University has long been known as a champion of innovative approaches to teaching and learning. All of our undergraduate courses are designed to integrate theory with practice, offering rich opportunities for real-life, hands-on experiences through career-ready placements to give our students a head start in their careers.

We are also a research-intensive university and have achieved great things 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 continue to build on our research strengths and maintain our position as a destination for the world's best researchers and global innovation leaders.

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Impact Rankings

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Key Student Statistics

A breakdown of student statistics at the University of Newcastle

  • gender ratio
    Student gender ratio
    57 F : 43 M (1)
  • globe fill
    International student percentage
    16% (1)
  • student per staff
    Students per staff
    31.3 (1)
  • student
    Student total
    24608 (1)

Based on data collected for the (1) World University Rankings 2024

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Subjects Taught at the University of Newcastle

See below for a range of subjects taught at the University of Newcastle


  • General Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Social Sciences201–250th

  • Sociology
  • Politics and International Studies
  • Geography
  • Communication and Media Studies


  • Psychology

Physical Sciences251–300th

  • Chemistry
  • Geology, Environmental, Earth and Marine Sciences
  • Physics and Astronomy
  • Mathematics and Statistics

Life Sciences201–250th

  • Agriculture and Forestry
  • Sport Science
  • Biological Sciences


  • Law


  • Education

Computer Science176–200th

  • Computer Science

Arts and Humanities201–250th

  • Languages, Literature and Linguistics
  • History, Philosophy and Theology
  • Art, Performing Art and Design
  • Architecture

Business and Economics151–175th

  • Economics and Econometrics
  • Business and Management
  • Accounting and Finance

Clinical and Health176–200th

  • Medicine and Dentistry
  • Other Health
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Download in-depth information about the University of Newcastle


2024 UG Prospectus.pdf