University of Newcastle

30 th
Young University Rankings 2015
251–300 th
World University Rankings 2018
University Drive, Callaghan, New South Wales, NSW 2308, Australia

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 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.


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.

The University of Newcastle, Australia is a world-class institution with an exceptional record of achievement making an impact within its own region and across the globe.

Our research is world-class and diverse. Our degree programs within business and law, education and arts, engineering and built environment, health and medicine, and science and information technology 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.

With three primary campuses and a physical presence in Singapore and Sydney, we are a multi-campus institution with a student population of more than 40,000 including more than 7,000 international students from over 110 countries. We have state-of-the-art facilities and our teaching and learning spaces are award winning with architecturally designed buildings and world-class infrastructure.

Situated on the sunny East Coast of Australia, Newcastle is one of the world's most beautiful coastal cities - it attracts thousands of international students, every year. It has been ranked as the 5th Most Liveable City In The World by the Lonely Planet Guide (2011). Once you've experienced it for yourself, you'll understand why.

Newcastle's international students enjoy the area's bustling culture, without the stress of more expensive Australian cities. You can socialise with friends in the city district, or spend your free time relaxing in the beautiful natural surroundings. It's the perfect balance of study and lifestyle.

Newcastle is also perfect for students wishing to spend their free time travelling to Australia's other must-see destinations. It's around two hours from Sydney, one hour from the Hunter Valley vineyards, and just off the main coastal highway for exploring Australia's many picturesque sea-side towns.

Best of all, Newcastle offers the perfect climate for anyone looking to experience that famous Australian sunshine. Enjoy moderate winters and long playful summers, with an average summer temperature of around 28 degrees. This makes perfect weather for relaxing or playing - or even studying - on some of Australia's best beaches.

A career at the University of Newcastle is an opportunity to make your mark.

We are ranked in the world's top three per cent of universities and within the top 10 universities in Australia and this is just the start. We aim to lead the world in all our spheres of achievement.

By joining UON, you are joining a team that is centred on making a difference, not only on the global stage, but also nationally and in our local community. We create an environment where every employee has an opportunity to succeed and really make a stamp on their career and professional field.

The University of Newcastle continues to build its global reputation for delivering world-class research and innovation. Our reputation has been built on high quality performance in health and medicine, science and engineering, and energy and the environment. Our research in humanities and the creative arts is on a rapid and upward trajectory. We are a leader in Indigenous education and research.

The University has attracted some of the very best researchers in the world, providing an important platform for the development of critical mass and future growth of these key research fields.

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Key statistics

  • 55 : 45
    Student Ratio of Females to Males
  • 22,921
    Number of Students
  • 17%
    Percentage of International Students
  • 22.0
    No. of students per staff
Based on data collected for the (1) 2018 World University Rankings


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