University of Newcastle

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

No matter the degree, both undergraduate and postgraduate courses at the University of Newcastle Australia (UON) provide students with practical, real-world experience that is highly sought after by all employers. UON’s degrees are recognised both nationally and internationally, providing a unique mix of theory, with experience in a practical setting and links with industry.
UON is currently ranked in the top 250 universities globally by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, and is ranked in the THE Top 200 Most International Universities.

We have a sector-leading reputation for supporting students from diverse backgrounds to access higher education and achieve great outcomes. Our degrees are structured to ensure that our graduates are globally competitive and career-ready. Approximately 95 per cent of our undergraduate programs include work-integrated and experiential learning. This approach has been well received by our students, who voted us in the top ten of Australia’s universities for quality teaching, graduate satisfaction and for developing skills valued by employers.

UON’s face-to-face learning environment is enhanced by state-of-the-art facilities and technology, including high-tech laboratories and digitally connected information hubs.

As a regional research-intensive university, we have established strong partnerships with government and industry to drive innovation across areas of national and global significance. Our flagship research institutes, the Newcastle Institute for Energy and Resources (NIER) and the Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI) work with partners to deliver cross-disciplinary research translated into word-class innovation.

Our three main campuses are located on the beautiful New South Wales coast – at Newcastle, the Central Coast and Port Macquarie – and our presences in Singapore and Sydney are growing rapidly. With over 40,000 students, UON’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.

* Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2016, Times Higher Education Most International Universities 2016

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

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


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